Anne All-Alone

Plot:

Anne Pryor’s  happiness is shattered  when her parents are killed in a car accident.  She begun to settle in an orphanage, when a misunderstanding with the other girls causes them to think she told tales on a girl.

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Notes:

  • Art: Ted Rawlings
  • This was Rawlings third strip for Bunty.

Appeared:

  • Anne All-Alone –  Bunty:   #73 (06 June 1959) –  #89 (26 September 1959)

 

8 thoughts on “Anne All-Alone

  1. I am trying to find a copy of the story ‘Anne All Alone’ in Bunty. I thought it was somewhere between 1965 – 1969 – going on my age. I remember this sad story of an orphan having a big impact on me as a young child. I vowed to rescue a child and make her happy. 50 ish years later I’m a foster mum and I would love to buy a copy of that original story. Can anyone help? Many thanks, Teresa

    1. Teresa, I remember this story very well and I only read Bunty between 1968 and 1970 so it would have been between those years (probably 68 or 69 I would say). I also remember Anne went to live with a foster family and they had a blond girl called Julia Paton with blond curls and a spotted bow in her hair as I remember and she was horrid to Anne (the old jealousy theme).

  2. 30th Century Comics and the British library would be two places to look.

    Hmm, we see a lot of stories where girls get bullied because others mistakenly accused them of sneaking, don’t we?

    1. I have updated the correct issue numbers (73-89) it’s possible the story was reprinted in the 60s as often stories were but no confirmation on that. I looked up 30thcentury website and they don’t appear to have any of those issues at the moment but keep checking as they often update their catalogue.

      1. I remember this story very well and I only read Bunty between 1968 and 1970 so it would have been between those years (probably 68 or 69 I would say). I also remember Anne went to live with a foster family and they had a blond girl called Julia Paton with blond curls and a spotted bow in her hair as I remember and she was horrid to Anne (the old jealousy theme).

  3. Teresa,

    You are right. I remember reading this story and the years you give would fit with me too.

    If my memory serves me correctly, the girl was on a picnic with her parents and their car rolled over the cliff with them in it, leaving her an orphan. That story really upset me at the time but I’m sure it had a happy ending, although can’t remember what it was.

    1. And on top of the loss of her parents, poor Anne gets bullied at the orphanage because they think she’s a sneak. That type of thing is not uncommon in girls’ comics – Rowan Small from “It’s a Dog’s Life!” in Tammy goes through a similar ordeal. And there is a lot of sickening animal cruelty in that one too, because that is what her only friend, the dog from next door, is going through.

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