'Did you know that the way you treat your feet today could very easily have an effect on the sort of woman you will be in ten or fifteen years from now?'
Throughout the 1950s, Girl picture-strips 'Charm School' and 'Concerning You' offered firm guidance to young girls on how to make the best of themselves. Strict foot care regimes, daily manicures, sensible shoe shopping ('if bewildered by a wide choice of styles, always choose the plainest'), and good grooming were all instilled into Girl readers beginning to take an interest in their appearance, before any bad habits had a chance to set in
And for the young woman with ambitions beyond the home, the paper ran a careers advice picture strip, 'I Want To Be...', which each week would feature a suitable calling such as nurse, nanny, typist, receptionist, air hostess or riding teacher.
This book gathers together the best of those strips for a complete tutorial in making the most of your skills and natural assets
For former Girl readers who didn't care for their feet perhaps this will be a painful reminder of where it all went wrong, but those who did can bask in the good sense offered by their favourite weekly paper all those years ago. And everybody else can enjoy the comedy.
About the Author
Lorna Russell also edited and compiled The Best of Jackie, The Best of Jackie Annual, Dear Cathy and Claire : The Best of Your Favourite Problem Page, The Best of Girl and Mother : Tells you How.
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 3rd September 2007
Publisher: Prion Books Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 16.5 x 26.0 x 1.5