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The Unwanted One [1966]

Plot

Peggy Taylor’s parents suddenly die in a crash. Already emotionally disturbed from it all, Peggy feels unwanted when her only surviving relatives decline to take her, and she can’t take to the home she is sent to. She runs away to neighbour Mrs Collins, hoping Mrs Collins will take her in.

Notes

Appeared

  • The Unwanted One Bunty: #458 (22 October 1966) – (?)

The Sign of the Blue Windmill [1965]

Plot

When Mr Ridgeway dies he leaves his house and possessions to Alison Kirk, whose uncle and aunt are servants there. Years before, Alison had discovered a beautifully kept secret garden on the property. The blue windmill is carved on the entrance to the garden. When Alison revisits the garden she is shocked to find someone has trashed it. Alison’s Uncle James thinks it has something to do with Groot, a Dutchman who was present at the reading of Mr Ridgeway’s will, because it was at that point Mr Ridgeway forbade Uncle James to go into the garden. Mr Ridgeway also left a secret message for Alison, and Groot makes a grab for it. He fails, and the message is a key to a safe deposit box. When Alison opens the safe deposit box, she is astonished to find it contains a chrysanthemum.

Notes

Appeared

  • The Sign of the Blue Windmill Bunty: circa #375 (20 March 1965) – (?)

Little Mother [1965]

Plot

When Penny Poole’s mother dies, Penny and her siblings are left orphaned and homeless. Penny has promised she will keep the family together and they move into a cottage given to them by Penny’s employer, Farmer Young. But disaster of some sort or other for the Pooles is always around the corner.

Notes

  • Artist: Hugh Thornton-Jones

Appeared

  • Little MotherBunty: circa  #375 (20 March 1965) – (?)

Susan of the Snow School [1965]

Plot

Susan Smart is managing her father’s winter sports school in Switzerland after a deliberate attempt on his life put him in hospital. The same enemy is now trying to drive Susan out of the chalet and putting her life in danger. A threatening motive indicates the enemy’s motive is to buy them out.

Notes

  • Artist: Peter Kay

Appeared

  • Susan of the Snow SchoolBunty:  circa #375 (20 March 1965) – (?)

Gwyneth of Golden Valley [1965]

Plot

Gwyneth Jones and her family live in a  Welsh coal mining town during the industrial depression of the 1920s. A prophecy says the Joneses will become owners of the House on the Hill. Its current owner, Mr Andrew Melville the mine owner, wants to buy the Joneses out because their cottage is spoiling his view.

Gwen finds gold in the stream and traces its source to a disused mine. She becomes trapped in the mine. The Melvilles discover this but refuse to help her. Instead, they use her plight to blackmail Gwen’s grandfather into selling his cottage to them.

Notes

Appeared:

  • Gwyneth of Golden ValleyBunty: circa #375 (20 March 1965) – (?)

Toni at Toffman’s [1965]

Plot

Toni Toffman has promised her dying father that she will save the family store from being taken over by Brummer’s, a rival firm. But Toni has to contend with elderly, slow, old-fashioned staff who resent her interference. Unknown to Toni, the staff manager, Mr Kirk, is secretly sabotaging her and encouraging the resentful staff because he is in collusion with Brummer’s, who have promised him the general manager’s job when they take over.

Notes

  • Artist: Robert MacGillivray

Appeared

  • Toni at Toffman’s Bunty: circa #375 (20 March 1965) – (?)

Born to Skate [1959]

Plot

Janet Pearce is a promising skater. Her alleged father, Henry Pearce, is out to make money out of his knowledge that Janet’s coach, Mr Lancing, is the one who is her real father. Lancing suspects it himself. Matters come to a head when Pearce takes Janet prisoner and demands ransom money from Lancing. He informs Lancing that Janet is indeed his daughter, and tells Janet her real name is Carol Lancing. Lancing leaves the ransom money for Pearce as agreed, but Pearce does not realise that Lancing is waiting for him and intending to follow him to Carol/Janet. But lightning strikes Pearce dead before he can do that.

Notes

Appeared

  • Born to Skate – Bunty (?) – #68 (25 April 1959)
  • Reprinted: (?) – #485, 29 April 1967

Stella Who? [1965]

Plot

Stella is a mystery girl, with even her last name a mystery. She lives alone with her cat Minty at a disused mill. Stella is a brilliant swimmer and her talent is spotted for the British team at the Empire Games. Welfare put Stella in Fairbridge Park, a school for crippled and backward children, and separate her from Minty. Stella runs away to find Minty and has an accident. She gets reunited with Minty, but is sent back to Fairbridge. Mrs Thorne, who is on the Welfare Board, takes Stella in, but this is to stop her being a swimming rival to her daughter Marion. However, Stella’s selector, Jean Roxham, knows about Marion’s hatred of Stella and suspects what is going on.

Notes 

  • Artist: Peter Kay

Appeared

  • Stella Who? – Bunty: circa #375 (20 March 1965) – (?)

A Pony Called Punch [1959]

Plot 

Punch is the leader of a pack of Welsh Mountain ponies. The local people are conducting their annual roundup of the ponies and keep trying to round up Punch and his herd. Punch is constantly eluding them, but eventually they capture him and intend to sell him as a pit pony.

Notes

Appeared

  • A Pony Called Punch – Bunty:  #65 (11 April 1959) – (?)

The Silver Skis

Plot

Sonya Hestle’s parents run a hostel at the top of a ski slope in Switzerland. Sonya loves skiing and whilst out on the slopes she meets a girl called Margit Bruner, who is from the village down in the valley. Out on another day skiing, Sonya helps Mrs Frobisher, also from the village, who has twisted her ankle. Sonya finds out Margit is her sister and her guardians are not her real parents. She moves to the village to live with her real family.

Notes

Appeared

  • The Silver Skis – Bunty. No publication dates currently available.