I picked this up yesterday for £2. Published by IPC Magazines in 1969. The price is still in at 10’6. June and School Friend were girls’ comics.
Joan of Arc is the main story – told in comic-strip form and taking up 24 pages spread through the book.
There are loads of inspiring stories of female derring do, self sacrifice and adventure. Including Edith Cavell, Queen Zenobia, Anna Leonowens (she of The King and I), Grace Bussell (Australian shipwreck rescuer), Gertrude Bell, Flora MacDonald and many others.
Here’s Violette Szabo – another long comic strip.
Gladys Aylward. This is the story the film The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, starring Ingrid Bergman is based on.
This is Grace Darling.
And someone I hadn’t heard of – Louise Sutherland – who cycled around the world solo in the 1950s.