Sleepy Sally / Sally – the Slave-Girl Star


Sally Binks is always falling asleep in class because she is forced to work early in the morning and late at night at her stepmother’s laundry. The headmistress and deputy headmistress don’t act because they dislike Sally. But Sally has ambitions to go on stage and begins to make headway in that area.



  • Art: Leslie Otway


  • Sleepy Sally – Mandy: #19 (27 May 1967) – #40 (21 October 1967)
  • Reprinted as Sally – The Slave-Girl Star –  Mandy:  #374 (16 March 1974) – #395 (10 August 1974)
  • Reprinted: Lucky Charm #5 (1980)


2 thoughts on “Sleepy Sally / Sally – the Slave-Girl Star

  1. There is a lovely scene in the 1967 version when a social worker visits to check Sally is OK (her (step?)mother has disappeared at this point). Her next door neighbour, a kind Italian who runs a fish and chip shop, shows the young man that Sally has a bed and electricity and has all her meals with him. The social workers reaction is something along the lines of, “Well, I guess it’s OK …”

    I seem to remember that at the end of the series the mother burns down the laundrette and runs off. But Sally is OK because two of her teachers look after her.

    Actually, quite grown-up fare for a seven-year old.

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