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The Sunday Fairy, 1919

Helen Mary Jacobs was born in Ilford, Essex, on October 10 1888, and educated at West Ham School of Art. educated at West Ham School of Art. She drew comic strips for The Sunday Fairy (1919-), later known as The Children's Fairy and Bubbles, Britain's first religious comic, as well as Cassell's Children's Annual, Little Folks, Playbox, Rainbow, Wonder, and the Joy Street Annuals, which ran for 14 years. She also illustrated children's books, particularly fairy tales, and educational books, and worked as a schoolteacher in Stoke Newington. She died in Barnet, Middlesex, in the fourth quarter of 1970.

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