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Sunday, April 29, 2007
Another Robin Annual author, Jane Gross contributed to no.7 (1959). I can find nothing else about her beyond the fact that she also wrote a book for Hulton Press under their 'Robin Books' banner. Seems odd that an unknown would be supplying a novel to Hulton as all the other Hulton comics tie-ins related to strips appearing regularly in the weeklies. The two stars of the book, a young girl and her black cat, appeared in two strips in the Annual released the year following. Perhaps there was an intention to run the characters regularly as a strip but, for whatever reason, it didn't work out.
The artwork was by Paddie Spratley... and you can readallvery little about her below.
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