Tag Archives: Double life

Paula’s Pen Pal

Plot

Paula Shelton sends her German pen pal Joachim photographs of herself and her best friend Sara. But when Joachim replies, Paula realises he thinks Sara is her. She decides not to tell him the truth in case he does not write again. But then Joachim says he is coming to meet Paula in person on a school trip. When Sara hears about the problem, she agrees to swap identities with Paula while Joachim visits.

Notes

  • Photo story

Appeared

  • Paula’s Pen Pal –  Bunty: #2058 (21 June 1997) – #2061 (12 July 1997)

The Seeker

Plot

The famous music hall star Madame Nellie Selba seems to be a hard-hearted woman. But this is a front for her secret identity as The Seeker, a mysterious masked woman who helps runaway girls. Her goal is to find her own daughter, who was rendered homeless and turned out on the streets while Nellie was looking for work. When she finally traces her daughter, she discovers she has fallen foul of a racket that sells homeless children into slavery.

Notes

  • Artist: Douglas Perry

Appeared

  • The Seeker –  Bunty: #2014 (17 August 1996) – #2051 (3 May 1997)

My School Chum Mum

Plot

Before he goes on an Antarctic trip, Rachel Todd’s father invents an anti-ageing cream. But the cream works too well – when Mum tries it, she reverts to looking like a schoolgirl. She is forced to pass herself off as Rachel’s cousin Emily and attend Rachel’s school – and struggles there because school has changed a lot since her day. Things get even more difficult when social welfare start interfering as they think there is no adult in charge.

Notes

  • Artist: Andy Tew

Appeared

  • My School Chum Mum –  Bunty:  #1897 (21 May 1994) – #1910 (20 August 1994)

Donna’s Double Life

Plot

Fordon School and Grange School are sworn enemies because of a long-standing feud. So when Fordon girl Donna Ward transfers to Grange, she starts a double life to keep her friends at both schools from finding out about her transfer.

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Notes

Appeared

  • Donna’s Double Life –  Bunty:  circa #1984 (20 January 1996) – (?)

Rusty

Plot

In the early days of pop music, Rusty Larkin is discovered. However, although Rusty has the voice, she does not have the looks to become a pop star. So Rusty’s friend Cherry Moore mimes while Rusty sings backstage. But two toughs, Al and Syd, are causing trouble.

Notes

Appeared

  • Rusty –  Bunty: circa #375 (20 March 1965) – (?)
  • Reprinted – Bunty: #942 (31 January 1976) – (?)

Princess of the Pops

Plot

Princess Helen of Lichenberg loves pop music. But her father, King Gustave, does not, and has forbidden her to listen to it. Little does he know that Helen has now become a pop star herself, under the masked guise of M’Lady of Mystery, and she is even performing under his very nose in her pop star identity.

Notes

Appeared

  • Princess of the Pops–  Bunty: circa #931 (15 November 1975) – (?)

Last Chance for Laura

Plot

Laura Patterson’s modelling career is on the line because success has gone to her head and made her arrogant and badly behaved. When Laura’s misbehaviour causes an accident that damages her face, her younger sister Amy agrees to pretend to be her in the modelling assignments until her face heals. It is vital that the deception is not discovered because it would definitely destroy Laura’s career after her misconduct. Amy is also using her pose as Laura to convey the image that Laura has reformed and thus saving her career. Privately, though, the real Laura is proving slow to reform.

Notes

  • Artist: Ron Lumsden

Appeared

  • Last Chance for Laura –  Bunty: #1875 (18 December 1993) – #1886 (5 March 1994)

The Hooded Angel

Plot

In Victorian times, Henrietta Fairnsworth adopts the disguise of the Hooded Angel to secretly help the poor. She has to contend with the cruel Silas Baines, the pit manager who has been left in charge of the house while her father is away.

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Notes

  • Photo story. Most of the story was shot on location at The North of England Open Air Museum at Beamish, Country Durham.

Appeared

  • The Hooded Angel –  Bunty:  #1946 (29 April 1995) – #1949 (20 May 1995)