(Fans Of Light Literature for the Young)
Do you enjoy or collect girls’ books? Then you might enjoy Folly.
Folly is not a fanzine, though fans read it. It’s not a scholarly journal, though it publishes original research. It’s not simply a frivolous bit of froth, though there’s plenty to make you laugh. It has elements of all these things, and tries to provide a mix of them every four months.
Folly was founded in 1990 by Sue Sims and Belinda Copson, who love children’s books, and especially girls’ school stories; Belinda has now retired from the fray, but Sue is still toiling away, with the expert help of Daphne Faux-Larkman, our Treasurer, and Jan Owen, Lord High Everything Else.
We’ve had articles about many school story writers, from Elinor M. Brent-Dyer to Antonia Forest and from Elsie Jeanette Oxenham to Evelyn Smith. We branched out long ago into any collectible children’s books: consult our Index to see what’s available. Follow the links to see what we’re like at the click of a mouse.
If you’re interested in receiving a sample copy, send your address (snail-mail) to Daphne, plus a self-addressed A5 envelope with two second-class stamps, or 2 International Reply Coupons, and we’ll send you the latest issue.