Request Sunday Times (UK) article in 1948 - Gale NewsVault - Quote about penny dreadfuls

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 18 19:09:25 UTC 2014

A humorous quotation about the eclipse of the "penny dreadful" by the
"ha'penny dreadfuller" been attributed to A.A. Milne, the creator of
Winnie the Pooh, and I've been asked to investigate. There is a strong
lead for the quotation visible in a snippet in the Google Books

Perhaps some list member has access to a Gale NewsVault database with
the Sunday Times and would be willing to help. Below is the citation.
The goal is to construct a complete citation, and I would love to
receive a PDF (or scan) of the article showing the quote and a PDF (or
scan) of the full page showing the date.

Newspaper: Sunday Times
Date: October 10th, 1948
Article Title: Unknown
Page Number:Unknown
Article Author A. A. Milne

(This unverified cite is from "Northcliffe in History" (1950) by Tom Clarke)

[Begin excerpt]
It was Lord Northcliffe who killed the penny dreadful; by the simple
process of producing a ha'penny dreadfuller.
[End excerpt]

Your help is appreciated,
Garson O'Toole

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