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Left Out: The forgotten tradition of radical publishing for children in Britain 1910–1949

Kimberley Reynolds


Left Out tells the story of the politically and aesthetically radical books and their makers that were published in Britain between 1910 and 1949. These years are often regarded as a fallow period in children’s publishing and a time of anxiety in British arts and letters. The books and other print materials discussed in this volume (referred to as ‘radical children’s literature’) tell quite a different story. This was a time of optimism for those on the Left and a highly experimental period in the arts. It was also a time when children and childhood were at the centre of public debates, legisl ... More

Keywords: children’s literature, the Left, modernism, radical children’s literature, sex education, architecture for children, Soviet Union, war, peace, landscape

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198755593
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755593.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kimberley Reynolds, author
Professor of Children's Literature, Newcastle University