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This is an auction for TRUE TO THE TREFOIL: A CELEBRATION OF FICTIONAL GIRL GUIDES, edited by Tig Thomas. review:

"FIVE STARS!! This is a delightful book for anyone - specialists, fans, girls, and even boys. It outlines a chapter in the history of "girl fiction" which is mostly from the early 20th century, when girls were gaining more freedom. Girl Guide fiction included lots of stories about girls going camping, having adventures, rescuing people and animals, solving mysteries, and even finding treasure ( none of which they kept, of course). True to the Trefoil has an overview of Girl Guide fiction and motifs like service, rescues, kit - believe me things have improved in that department!!! - patrols, tests, first aid and Camp - they sewed real canvas and hammered big stakes to put up their tents. These young women stand out as brave, organized and loyal to their principles. The book has essays by fourteen authors in addition to wonderful essays by Tig Thomas, who covers the key authors of the stories. Interaction between classes was a major breakthrough of the Guides themselves, as well as the stories. In addition the book includes a glossary, wonderful drawings by Philip Carrington, a bibliography of 300 books of Guide stories, vintage ads, illustrations from the stories, and photographs of real campers. The main focus is the Guides' tolerance, self sufficiency, responsibility, bravery, and a lot of just plain fun."

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Large format paperback 2010.

202 pages.

IIlustrations throughout.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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