Sunday, 6 September 2009

Short History of BOP continued

The BOP is Born
On Saturday, January 18th, 1879, a new magazine appeared on the railway bookstalls of WH Smith and Son. The Boy's Own Paper, a sixteen page publication from the RTS' London offices at Paternoster Row, with its regular format of fiction and non-fiction, pastimes, natural history and competitions quickly became a favourite with young males (many girls too). The popular paper would soon become known familiarly as the BOP, and within five years its sales would top a quarter of a million every week.

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