Queen of the Gypsies


Shirley Groves runs away from her aunt and uncle and becomes queen of a gypsy clan. One girl, Lola,  does not like Shirley; she thinks that she should be queen and wants to see Shirley dethroned.

queen of gypsies


  • Writer: Alison Christie (now Fitt)


  • Queen of the Gypsies–  Bunty: #106 (23 January 1960) – #116 (02 April 1960)


6 thoughts on “Queen of the Gypsies

  1. Queen Of The Gypsies ran in Bunty 106 (Jan. 23 1960) – 116 (Apr. 2 1960). In the Appeared section above, the word Gypsies is spelt incorrectly.

  2. Thanks for mentioning my story, Queen of the gypsies. Sorry I spelt gypsies incorrectly. I wrote that story while working as a sub on Bunty, at the age of 17. The editor gave us all working on Bunty the title, and said he’d use the best story-line out of the one we each came up with. Mine was the best, so I got to write it. I was very pleased to have won the chance, and it was the first picture story I ever wrote.

  3. The previous comment was directed at me, I misspelt gypsies in the summary.
    It’s great that you have good memories of writing this, and I’m impressed you were only 17 when you wrote it, I wasn’t doing anything so creative when I was a teenager!

  4. Oh, is that how they wrote stories sometimes? The editor comes up with a title, the writers come up with a storyline with that title, and the editor takes best pick? Intriguing. I wonder what other ways they used to come up with storylines.

  5. The rights and wrongs, or preferences, regarding the spelling of gypsies/gipsies is surely only a side issue here. The spelling chosen, and printed in Bunty was Gypsies, so that is the only important point.

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