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Dear Jennifer, You wrote - "Early childhood instruction of this type went through a boom period I the 1950s...... Many of the books of this type in the 1950s were at first just reprint editions of 1930s and 1940s books like "The Modern Hand Book for Girls" (orig. 1933) and "Mother Goose Etiquette Rhymes" (orig. 1941)." I found that the sex manuals of the 1950s through to the mid-1960s were also often reprints from the interwar period - or they were written by the same writers. I thought that the interwar sex manuals were often better in their own time - more original, more pluralistic, less sexist, than the new manuals of the 1950s-mid70s were in their own time. I wondered if you had any thoughts about the interwar childhood instruction manuals in their own time ie the interwar period, compared to the new ones in the 1950s? I have only looked at some advice on children and sexuality and this seems to be true in that instance but I have not done any thorough research. Best wishes, Hera