Tag Archives: Cruel guardians

A Slave Called Sandra

Plot

Sandra Best lives with her aunt and uncle, who treat her badly and make her do all the work in the house and the laundrette that they own.  She believes that her father owed them a debt that she must pay off. One thing she gets enjoyment out of is her talent for sewing and dress making.

slave called sandra

Notes

  • Text Story

Appeared

  • A Slave Called Sandra –  Mandy:  circa #246 (2 October 1971) – (?)

 

A Star for Susan

Plot

Susan Johnson spent  five years at an orphanage, after her parents were killed in an accident. Then, shortly after Susan’s fifteenth birthday, her father’s step-sister wrote to offer Susan a home. Susan wants to train as a nursery school assistant, but her aunt puts a stop to that, as she expects her to work in the family cafe and do all the housework.  Then Susan sees a competition with Star Holidays, to travel all over the world as a junior hostess entertaining children. The competition involves several tests with merit stars rewarded to the winner of each test. She also has competition from her cousin Gwen, who is not pleased to see Sandra doing so well.

Notes

Appeared

  • A Star for Susan – Mandy: #258 (25 December 1971) – (?)

My Friend Flippety / Lonely

Plot

Orphan Debbie Moore lived with her cruel Uncle Bert and Aunt Rose and their three children; twins Nick and Tony and daughter Jasmine. Debbie rescued an injured flippety-eared hare from the family dog and was determined to a nurse it back to health, secretly.

flippity

Notes

  • Artist: Andrew Wilson

Appeared

  • My Friend Flippety – Tracy: #171 (8 January 1983) – #190 (21 May 1983)
  • Reprinted as Lonely – Judy: #1587 (09 June 1990) – #1606 (20 October 1990)