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reveille10dec1954.jpg (11548 bytes)Rosemary Timperley worked as a staff writer for the popular weekly magazine Reveille between 1950 and 1959.  During her time at Reveille, Timperley, who had previously contributed a number of short stories in the late 1940s, continued to have her short fiction published in the magazine. In addition to this she edited the readers' letters page, ran a personal advice column (under her pen name Jane Blythe) and contributed a substantial number of feature articles. Several of these were concerned with various aspects of British history, though many others dealt with subjects much further afield, detailing unusual events in such exotic locales as Haiti and Dominica. A number of Timperley's contributions read as fascinating "strange but true" tales, but the variety of articles she wrote on various aspects of everyday life in Britain in the 1950s also make for interesting reading. Of particular interest are her articles about the history of the royal family. Her reflections on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth's coronation in June 1953 certainly captured the public mood of the time. Given the cynical times we live in today there is a refreshing simplicity and innocence to some of Timperley's articles in which an automatic respect for the royal family illustrates just how much things have changed with the passage of years.

Glancing through the problem page in issues of Reveille from the 1950s, one can see that Timperley provided readers with sound, common sense advice under her nom de plume Jane Blythe. While one can smile at an agony aunt column from fifty years ago, one is nevertheless struck by the timelessness of the problems faced by ordinary people in the 1950s. The concerns, worries and heartaches of yesterday certainly remain the same today! Given the huge readership of Reveille in the 1950s (which numbered in the millions) one can certainly view Timperley's advice column as a precursor to those still popular in newspapers and magazines today.

Although Timperley became a freelance writer in 1959, this was by no means the end of her association with Reveille. In addition to a short spell in 1963 where she edited the book review column, her short stories and articles continued to appear in Reveille on a regular basis throughout the 1960s. Indeed some of her very best articles appeared during this period. Perhaps the most interesting of her articles for Reveille were those where Timperley talked about herself and her everyday experiences. These pieces provide fascinating insights into Timperley's character, whether she is discussing the horrors of Saturday afternoon shopping, the experience of losing a shoe while boarding a train on the way to work, or providing readers with advice on love, dating and relationships. However, of particular interest are the series of five articles Timperley wrote about her trip to Moscow in 1963. Amusingly, several of these articles appeared under the heading "Our Girl in Moscow!" Timperley's astute observations on Moscow - which she loved - and her impressions of the citizens of that city make for compelling reading. Her revealing glimpses of life behind the Iron Curtain were echoed later in such novels as They Met in Moscow (1966) and Journey with Doctor Godley (1973).

In early November of 1964, the editors of Reveille announced that Rosemary Timperley had been admitted to hospital and would be there for some months. During her extended term in hospital, Timperley wrote a series of articles from her hospital bed in which she provided readers with a patient's-eye-view of life on a hospital ward. These weekly articles, full of insights into the workings of a hospital and what it is like to be a long-term patient, proved popular with readers. A Miss J. Murphy of Ventnor, Isle of Wight, made the following comments in a letter to Reveille: "All Reveille readers will regret the news of Rosemary Timperley's prolonged stay in hospital, but rejoice that her ready wit, human sympathy and powers of observation seem unimpaired...we all wish her a complete recovery." Well thought of by readers, Timperley had been contributing regularly to the magazine since 1947. A total of eighteen hospital articles appeared in Reveille between November 1964 and April 1965. The last entry in the series, which appeared shortly after Timperley had left hospital, was aptly titled "Rosemary Out of Bed!"

A few months after leaving hospital, Timperley began a part-time job as an auxiliary nurse and in September 1965 her article "All the Ward's a Stage" appeared in Reveille. In this article she talked about her new role in which she saw hospital life from a completely different perspective. Indeed, from this point on many of her novels and short stories had medical settings, in which the experiences of doctors, nurses and patients were brought to vivid life. Timperley continued to contribute articles to Reveille in the late 1960s. In several of these she described in detail her trip to Greece in 1965. In one article, "My Ruthless Romeo", Timperley recalled a frightening experience she endured on a hillside above Athens. Interestingly, this incident served as a major inspiration for her novel People Without Shadows (1966), which is set in Greece. It also provided the partial basis for the opening scene of her later novel The White Zig-Zag Path (1974). In another article, published in 1967, Timperley went back much further in time and shared with readers her reminiscences of working for the Citizens' Advice Bureau in Kensington during World War Two.

By early 1968, Timperley had her own dedicated column in Reveille in which she tended to write a number of "mini" articles. She continued to relate her experiences abroad, detailing incidents which occurred on trips to Venice, Prague and Tangier. Her observations on the places she visited were incisive and refreshingly honest. Timperley wrote candidly about the naivete often associated with being an English tourist. However the inspiration she derived from her travels is evident in these articles, as with her novels and short stories. As well as her travel articles, Timperley continued as before to write on all manner of subjects. In one article from March 1968, she vividly described her experience of giving a talk on the BBC Radio program "Woman's Hour". In another piece published in July 1969 Timperley provided readers with a candid recollection of teaching English to a class of 35 girls (aged between 15 and 16) towards the end of the Second World War. This article was of course a look back to her time as a teacher at a school in Dagenham, Essex in the 1940s.

Timperley's articles continued to appear regularly in Reveille throughout the early 1970s. One fascinating piece from 1970, entitled "Hospital Job Had Me in Stitches" (which she wisely wrote under her pen name Jane Cameron), detailed the pranks Timperley and a fellow worker got up to while working as evening domestics in a large hospital. The true-to-life setting for this article clearly inspired Timperley's earlier novel The Washers-Up (1968). Another amusing article was "My Battle With the Bottle" which appeared in June 1972. One must stress that this piece, rather than being about overcoming alcoholism, was in fact a detailed account of Timperley's struggle to open a particular bottle of wine without the aid of a corkscrew!

The very last article Timperley wrote for Reveille was "Even the Lawyers Got Punished!" which appeared in the January 4, 1974 issue. This represented the end of her long association with the magazine. Only two more of her short stories were published in 1974, with both of these being reprints of older stories that had originally appeared elsewhere. After 1974 Timperley's work (both fiction and non-fiction) ceased to appear in Reveille, a fact that coincided with a general deterioration in the magazine's overall quality. Having shrunk in size from its earlier whopping 40-page length and with the short story feature dropped from the magazine altogether by the end of 1975, the contents of Reveille became more and more concerned with television, films and celebrity gossip. Although the magazine was never high-brow, issues of Reveille in the mid 1970s lacked the diversity and charm of earlier years. In its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s Reveille was a quality magazine read and loved by a huge section of the British public. Timperley was very much a part of that success. Reveille was finally discontinued in August 1979.


The checklist below is arranged in chronological order and includes all of Timperley's articles for Reveille:

"They Fished for Chickens at the Coronation"
Reveille
, No. 467, June 20-22, 1952

"Stuffed Frenchman Made a First-Rate Feast"
Reveille, No. 530, September 4-6, 1953

"The Blood-Soaked Road From Slavery to Freedom"
Reveille, No. 534, October 2-4, 1953

"Man Aged 152 Killed by Smog"
Reveille, No. 547, January 1-3, 1954

"Scandal Fear Kept 'Aunt Jenny' in Luxury"
Reveille, No. 557, February 26, 1954

"It's Wedding Cake Every Day for Lover's Leader"
Reveille, No. 562, March 16, 1954

"Bluebeard Kept Girls in Cellar"
Reveille, No. 615, September 17, 1954

"Too Strong to be a Policeman"
Reveille, No. 624, October 19, 1954

"Munching Miss Makes Marvellous Mrs."
Reveille, No. 624, October 19, 1954

"Wanted to Please All - As Hangman"
Reveille, No. 624, October 19, 1954

"All Done by Mirrors"
Reveille, No. 626, October 26, 1954

"Blew Himself Up to Be Free"
Reveille, No. 628, November 2, 1954

"'Rolled-Gold Man' Started Legend"
Reveille, No. 629, November 5, 1954

"Fled Up Chimney to Wed"
Reveille, No. 630, November 9, 1954

"Why Your Elephant is White"
Reveille, No. 630, November 9, 1954

"Dog Set on Ducks for a Guinea"
Reveille, No. 630, November 9, 1954

"Cuties Wiggle When He Whistles"
Reveille, No. 632, November 16, 1954

"World Without Women is 'Nuts'!"
Reveille, No. 634, November 23, 1954

"Prescribed 200 Teas a Day"
Reveille, No. 634, November 23, 1954

""Going Up" - to Death"
Reveille, No. 635, November 26, 1954

"'Innocent' Beard Spared at Execution"
Reveille, No. 636, November 30, 1954

"Window Peep Punished Wife"
Reveille, No. 638, December 7, 1954

"Hired His Wife for Can of Beer"
Reveille, No. 642, December 21, 1954

"Gallon of Beer Cured Thick Head"
Reveille, No. 644, December 28, 1954

"Danced Minuet in Flour Barrel"
Reveille, No. 644, December 28, 1954

"Wild English Flirt Was Arab Queen"
Reveille, No. 646, January 4, 1955

"Cheered Master for Flogging Them"
Reveille, No. 646, January 4, 1955

"Ate Birthday Cake - Hanged Baker"
Reveille, No. 647, January 7, 1955

"Wore Lover's Tooth as Tie-Pin"
Reveille, No. 649, January 14, 1955

"Torture Children to Drive Out Demons"
Reveille, No. 651, January 21, 1955

"Gold Dream Killed Love"
Reveille, No. 652, January 25, 1955

"Neglected Baby for TV"
Reveille, No. 660, February 22, 1955

"Tried to be Good - by Instalments"
Reveille, No. 663, March 4, 1955

"Tough Girls - and Don't Know it"
Reveille, No. 664, March 8, 1955

"Walked on Pearl-Studded Carpets"
Reveille, No. 666, March 16, 1955

"Fighting Women Killed Own Sons"
Reveille, No. 670, March 29, 1955

"Swinging Ghost Makes Them Happy"
Reveille, No. 671, April 26, 1955

"Stayed Hypnotized a Year"
Reveille, No. 675, May 10, 1955

"Yanked Prince's Ear, Saved Life"
Reveille, No. 689, June 28, 1955

"Love Secret Hidden 68 Years"
Reveille, No. 691, July 5, 1955

"Wife-Beater Stole Church Congregation"
Reveille, No. 699, August 2, 1955

"Terror Dolls Killed Victims"
Reveille, No. 708, September 2, 1955

"Made Murder a Sport"
Reveille, No. 716, September 30, 1955

"Coloured Cliffs Clue to Fortune"
Reveille, No. 723, October 25, 1955

"Waited for Visitors - to Eat Them"
Reveille, No. 730, November 18, 1955

"Garters Saved this Story"
Reveille, No. 737, December 13, 1955

"Ghost with Toothache Haunted Dentist"
Reveille, No. 739, December 20, 1955

"Daring Dress Earned Gift from King"
Reveille, No. 742, December 30, 1955

"Talked Herself into Losing 3,000"
Reveille, No. 747, January 17, 1956

"Tricksters Fooled Themselves With Monkey Business"
Reveille, No. 749, January 24, 1956

"Wed to 3 Sisters and their Mother"
Reveille, No. 750, January 27, 1956

"Dark Larks for Kidnapped 'Birds'"
Reveille, No. 752, February 3, 1956

"Won Wife by Knifing Husband"
Reveille, No. 754, February 10, 1956

"Shot Horse to Stop Daughter's Wedding"
Reveille, No. 757, February 21, 1956

"Shapely Girl was Dinner Dish"
Reveille, No. 759, February 28, 1956

"Travelled in his Bed"
Reveille, No. 762, March 9, 1956

"Lost 20,000 Because She Sat Down"
Reveille, No. 763, March 13, 1956

"Loved for Being Fat and Lazy"
Reveille, No. 770, April 6, 1956

"Bishop Used Ham as Book-Mark"
Reveille, No. 771, April 10, 1956

"Secret Eater Never Aged"
Reveille, No. 778, May 4, 1956

"Punished for Refusing Drinks"
Reveille, No. 786, June 1, 1956

"Hotel Bill - for Kisses"
Reveille, No. 790, June 15, 1956

"Drank Blood to Save Father's Life"
Reveille, No. 801, July 24, 1956

"Postman Says - Bite that Dog"
Reveille, No. 814, September 7, 1956

"He Makes Tough Types Tremble"
Reveille, No. 837, November 26, 1956

"Fans Tore her Bed-Sheets into Rosettes"
Reveille, No. 839, December 3, 1956

"Cavemen Started Glamour Business"
Reveille, No. 840, December 6, 1956

"One Word Tamed Train Toughs"
Reveille, No. 856, February 4, 1957

"Time for Reflection"
Reveille, No. 871, March 28, 1957

"What Women Whisper About Men"
Reveille, No. 950, June 12, 1958

"Can 20 Wed 50 and be Happy?"
Reveille, No. 952, June 26, 1958

"Mother Who Murder Love"
Reveille, No. 953, July 3, 1958

"Women are Cheats! - Say Men"
Reveille, No. 954, July 10, 1958

"Why Husbands Leave Home"
Reveille, No. 955, July 17, 1958

"Rumours Can Kill"
Reveille, No. 956, July 24, 1958

"Just Suppose You Met Yourself..."
Reveille, No. 959, August 14, 1958

"Kindness Drives Kids Crazy"
Reveille, No. No. 961, August 28, 1958

"He Owned a Dud-Cheque Paradise"
Reveille, No. 962, September 4, 1958

"Men Wore Falsies - in their Stockings"
Reveille, No. 964, September 18, 1958

"Wild Ones Wreck Room to go Straight"
Reveille, No. 965, September 25, 1958

"Village of Eternal Children"
Reveille, No. 966, October 2, 1958

"Men Who Take 'No' for an Answer"
Reveille, No. 967, October 9, 1958

"Men Fall for Merry Widows"
Reveille, No. 968, October 16, 1958

"Men are the Marriage Makers"
Reveille, No. 969, October 23, 1958

"Poison Letters Can Kill"
Reveille, No. 970, October 30, 1958

"They Prefer Bigamists to Bachelors"
Reveille, No. 971, November 6, 1958

"Fear, Boredom, Marriage: Drive Women to Drink"
Reveille, No. 972, November 13, 1958

"Our Sit Back and Snooze Age"
Reveille, No. 973, November 20, 1958

"Society Lice - No Wonder Rome Was Angry"
Reveille, No. 974, November 27, 1958

"Diaries can be Dangerous"
Reveille, No. 975, December 4, 1958

"Teenager Murdered her Mother"
Reveille, No. 976, December 11, 1958

"Jilted Brides are Lucky"
Reveille, No. 977, December 18, 1958

"How to Succeed with Women - Bah!"
Reveille, No. 979, January 1, 1959

"No Room for Love - at the Top"
Reveille, No. 980, January 8, 1959

"Love - The Great Gamble"
Reveille, No. 981, January 15, 1959

"Robbie Burns: Farmer's Boy Fascinated by Women"
Reveille, No. 982, January 22, 1959

"Kindness can be a Dangerous Drug"
Reveille, No. 984, February 5, 1959

"Fatties Have Thin Time"
Reveille, No. 985, February 12, 1959

"Don't be Shy - be Tough"
Reveille, No. 986, February 19, 1959

"Women Who Ruin Men"
Reveille, No. 987, February 26, 1959

"'Fair Enough' isn't Good Enough"
Reveille, No. 988, March 5, 1959

"Beware! They've Got You Taped"
Reveille, No. 989, March 12, 1959

"Girl Who Smuggled Gem in Glass Eye"
Reveille, No. 990, March 19, 1959

"Some Mothers are Wicked"
Reveille, No. 992, April 2, 1959

"At Spring-Cleaning Time Love is in the Picture"
Reveille, No. 993, April 9, 1959

"Let's be Kind to Teachers"
Reveille, No. 997, May 7, 1959

"Part the Bride and Groom"
Reveille, No. 998, May 14, 1959

"Old Fools are the Biggest"
Reveille, No. 999, May 21, 1959

"Don't Be Your Age - Be Yourself"
Reveille, No. 1002, June 11, 1959

"These Reluctant Husbands are a Dying Race"
Reveille, No. 1003, June 18, 1959

"Men are Mad in Summer"
Reveille, No. 1005, July 2, 1959

"This Food is Really Awful"
Reveille, No. 1006, July 9, 1959

"Don't Let Housework Haunt You"
Reveille, No. 1009, July 30, 1959

"Everyone's Scared of the Silent Terror"
Reveille, No. 1012, August 20, 1959

"It's No Fun Being a Baby"
Reveille, No. 1013, August 27, 1959

"Teasing Keeps Redheads Cool"
Reveille, No. 1014, September 3, 1959

"We're Driving Each Other Crazy"
Reveille, No. 1015, September 10, 1959

"Blue Eyes are Bloodshot"
Reveille, No. 1016, September 17, 1959

"British Queen Led Women to War"
Reveille, No. 1018, October 1, 1959

"Hell Every Saturday Afternoon"
Reveille, No. 1019, October 8, 1959

"Talking to Yourself is Good for You"
Reveille, No. 1021, October 22, 1959

"It's Christmas - So Hold Your Tongue"
Reveille, No. 1029, December 17, 1959

"The Price of Guilty Love - Death"
Reveille, No. 1054, June 9, 1960

"Laughing Sickness"
Reveille, No. 1055, June 16, 1960

"Girls in Blue: Trousers Set Three Beauties Battling"
Reveille, No. 1056, June 23, 1960

"Rich Men Queued for Wives"
Reveille, No. 1065, August 25, 1960

"Trapped! - By Giving Up Smoking"
Reveille, No. 1099, April 20, 1961

"Abominable Snowwomen Fall for Men"
Reveille, No. 1102, May 11, 1961

"Rule by Terror: Slaughtered 300 for Keeping Cats"
Reveille, No. 1123, October 5, 1961

"Rule by Terror: Queen Started Massacre to Avenge Murder"
Reveille, No. 1124, October 12, 1961

"Rule by Terror: Poured Burning Brandy on Visitors"
Reveille, No. 1125, October 19, 1961

"Rule by Terror: Dictator Hanged Slackers"
Reveille, No. 1126, October 26, 1961

"Rule by Terror: Murders Lulled Killer to Sleep"
Reveille, No. 1127, November 2, 1961

"Losing a Shoe Gave Me Kicks"
Reveille, No. 1130, November 23, 1961

"When Men Cry..."
Reveille, No. 1174, September 27 - October 3, 1962

"My Manners are Simply Awful"
Reveille, No. 1192, January 31 - February 6, 1963

"Faceless Terrors Vanish on Sight"
Reveille, No. 1200, March 28 - April 3, 1963

"Lovers Toyed with Death in Spring"
Reveille, No. 1204, April 25 - May 1, 1963

"Dreamboats But They Worry Women"
Reveille, No. 1205, May 2-8, 1963

"Midnight Miracle in Moscow"
Reveille, No. 1216, July 18-24, 1963

"How Film Fans Vanish in Russia"
Reveille, No. 1217, July 25-31, 1963

"Comrades go Underground for Pleasure"
Reveille, No. 1218, August 1-7, 1963

"Pop Songs Over Red Square"
Reveille, No. 1219, August 8-14, 1963

"City Without Prams"
Reveille, No. 1220, August 15-21, 1963

"Nine-Year-Old Wrote Best-Selling Romance"
Reveille, No. 1230, October 24-30, 1963

"Flattery Gets You Everywhere"
Reveille, No. 1239, December 26, 1963 - January 1, 1964

"Mr Smith had Fifty Wives"
Reveille, No. 1253, April 2-8, 1964

"Flushed with Success"
Reveille, No. 1254, April 9-15, 1964

"Frank Letters from a Queen"
Reveille, No. 1276, September 10-16, 1964

"The Lover who Killed to Support his Family"
Reveille, No. 1277, September 17-23, 1964

"Wizard in a Wig"
Reveille, No. 1278, September 24-30, 1964

"So Many Ladies in Hospital"
Reveille, No. 1284, November 5-11, 1964

"Glamorous Nights in Hospital"
Reveille, No. 1287, November 26 - December 2, 1964

"No Resting Place!"
Reveille, No. 1289, December 10-16, 1964

"Sister's Job to Make it Merry"
Reveille, No. 1291, December 24-30, 1964

"My Tribute to Goodness"
Reveille, No. 1292, December 31, 1964 - January 6, 1965

"Patients Cannot Change Their Spots"
Reveille, No. 1293, January 7-13, 1965

"Escape to the Outside World"
Reveille, No. 1294, January 14-20, 1965

"Caught with the Vodka"
Reveille, No. 1295, January 21-27, 1965

"Body Business"
Reveille, No. 1296, January 28 - February 3, 1965

"Protect Me From My Visitors"
Reveille, No. 1297, February 4-10, 1965

"New Sins Find Me Out"
Reveille, No. 1298, February 11-17, 1965

"I've Grown Accustomed to the Place"
Reveille, No. 1299, February 18-24, 1965

"Looking at Work is Wonderful"
Reveille, No. 1300, February 25 - March 3, 1965

"My Picture of Health...I Hope"
Reveille, No. 1301, March 4-10, 1965

"I've Become a Jelly Baby"
Reveille, No. 1302, March 11-17, 1965

"They Never Needle Me On Sunday"
Reveille, No. 1303, March 18-24, 1965

"Hostess in a Nightie"
Reveille, No. 1304, March 25-31, 1965

"Rosemary Out of Bed"
Reveille, No. 1306, April 8-14, 1965

"Let's Have a Love Post"
Reveille, No. 1307, April 15-21, 1965

"Secret Hell of Rudyard Kipling"
Reveille, No. 1308, April 22-28, 1965

"We Are All Guilty"
Reveille, No. 1322, July 29 - August 4, 1965

"Paying for a Memory...and Other Odd Thoughts"
Reveille, No. 1325, August 19-25, 1965

"It's All Greek to Me"
Reveille, No. 1326, August 26 - September 1, 1965

"My Ruthless Romeo"
Reveille, No. 1327, September 2-8, 1965

"All the Ward's a Stage"
Reveille, No. 1329, September 16-22, 1965

"Cowards Die Many Times"
Reveille, No. 1330, September 23-29, 1965

"Come off it, Women Doctors"
Reveille, No. 1331, September 30 - October 6, 1965

"Open-and-Shut Case"
Reveille, No. 1333, October 14-20, 1965

"Men Should Cry More"
Reveille, No. 1334, October 21-27, 1965

"My Early-Morning Mates"
Reveille, No. 1349, February 3-9, 1966

"Aspetti (it is not Spaghetti) for the Signora"
Reveille, No. 1410, April 6-12, 1967

"Magic out of a...Mess"
Reveille, No. 1411, April 13-19, 1967

"Has Anybody Seen My Laundry?"
Reveille, No. 1415, May 11-17, 1967

"Goodbye is Quite a Problem"
Reveille, No. 1423, July 6-12, 1967

"Rather than Look a Fool"
Reveille, No. 1436, October 5-11, 1967

"Something to Live For"
Reveille, No. 1437, October 12-18, 1967

"Taken for a Ride"
Reveille, No. 1439, October 26 - November 1, 1967

"Traveller's Czechs"
Reveille, No. 1442, November 16-22, 1967

"I Feel Better When I'm Scared"
Reveille, No. 1444, November 30 - December 6, 1967

"A Sticky Situation"
Reveille, No. 1446, December 14-20, 1967

"Dervish in a Dressing Gown"
Reveille, No. 1448, December 28, 1967 - January 3, 1968

"Long and Short of it"
Reveille, No. 1448, December 28, 1967 - January 3, 1968

"Playing the Listening Game"
Reveille, No. 1450, January 11-17, 1968

"Good-Bye with a Bang"
Reveille, No. 1451, January 18-24, 1968

"A Young Voice"
Reveille, No. 1456, February 22-28, 1968

"A Mug with Plugs"
Reveille, No. 1457, February 29 - March 6, 1968

"The Worst Years of Your Life"
Reveille, No. 1458, March 7-13, 1968

"Panic at the Green Light"
Reveille, No. 1460, March 21-27, 1968

"Up the Creak"
Reveille, No. 1460, March 21-27, 1968

"My Crowning Moment"
Reveille, No. 1468, May 16-22, 1968

"I do not have a Bedroom"
Reveille, No. 1470, May 30 - June 5, 1968

"Do You Say 'Sorry' to Animals?"
Reveille, No. 1470, May 30 - June 5, 1968

"Home Thoughts for Abroad"
Reveille, No. 1470, May 30 - June 5, 1968

"Not Just the Ticket"
Reveille, No. 1471, June 6-12, 1968

"Ouch!"
Reveille, No. 1474, June 27 - July 3, 1968

"City of Water...and Kindness"
Reveille, No. 1479, August 1-7, 1968

"Strangers in the Night"
Reveille, No. 1480, August 8-14, 1968

"Where Have all the Violets Gone?"
Reveille, No. 1480, August 8-14, 1968

"My Russian Typewriter"
Reveille, No. 1481, August 15-21, 1968

"My Russian Shock"
Reveille, No. 1481, August 15-21, 1968

"They're Just Jealous"
Reveille, No. 1481, August 15-21, 1968

"That Russian Typewriter"
Reveille, No. 1484, September 5-11, 1968

"Cheering for the Doctor"
Reveille, No. 1484, September 5-11, 1968

"Down-to-Earth Stars"
Reveille, No. 1491, October 24-30, 1968

"Magic Telephone"
Reveille, No. 1491, October 24-30, 1968

"Character Shows"
Reveille, No. 1491, October 24-30, 1968

"Too Wordy for Words"
Reveille, No. 1494, November 14-20, 1968

"Outlook Rosea"
Reveille, No. 1494, November 14-20, 1968

"Tell People They Look Nice"
Reveille, No. 1523, June 5-11, 1969

"A Tax on Girls!"
Reveille, No. 1523, June 5-11, 1969

"Books are for Reading"
Reveille, No. 1528, July 12, 1969

"The Tiniest Things"
Reveille, No. 1528, July 12, 1969

"Don't Just Sit There!"
Reveille, No. 1541, October 11, 1969

"Potty Names for Loos"
Reveille, No. 1547. November 22, 1969

"A Sight Too Embarrassing"
Reveille, No. 1549, December 6, 1969

"Nothing Like a Dame"
Reveille, No. 1553, January 3, 1970

"How They Take Their Medicine"
Reveille, No. 1577, June 20, 1970

"It's Peculiar Being Normal"
Reveille, No. 1578, June 27, 1970

"So You Think You Need Eight Hours?"
Reveille, No. 1579, July 4, 1970

"Open Invitation"
Reveille, No. 1580, July 11, 1970

"Take a Good Look at Yourself"
Reveille, No. 1592, October 3, 1970

"Heads Without Bones..."
Reveille, No. 1593, October 10, 1970

"Children Love Poison"
Reveille, No. 1595, October 24, 1970

"A Din Can Be So Quiet..."
Reveille, No. 1596, October 31, 1970

"The British Breakfast is Too Much"
Reveille, No. 1600, November 28, 1970

"That Stealing Feeling"
Reveille, No. 1600, November 28, 1970

"20 Men to Christmas"
Reveille, No. 1603, December 19, 1970

"Lend Me Your Ears"
Reveille, No. 1603, December 19, 1970

"Hospital Job Had Me in Stitches" (as by Jane Cameron)
Reveille, No. 1603, December 19, 1970

"There's a Saint for Everything"
Reveille, No. 1605, January 2, 1971

"Mystery Patient"
Reveille, No. 1606, January 9, 1971

"Happily Married Couple"
Reveille, No. 1606, January 9, 1971

"What the Devil Became of Angels?"
Reveille, No. 1609, January 30, 1971

"Harold Was All Right"
Reveille, No. 1619, April 3-9, 1971

"Flushed With Pride"
Reveille, No. 1620, April 10-16, 1971

"Bdoing! - It's Got Me Again"
Reveille, No. 1637, August 7-13, 1971

"Drunk in Charge of a Typewriter"
Reveille, No. 1638, August 14-20, 1971

"I Take Things in My Stride"
Reveille, No. 1638, August 14-20, 1971

"Daylight Robbery"
Reveille, No. 1640, August 28 - September 3, 1971

"All in the Absent Mind"
Reveille, No. 1642, September 11-17, 1971

"Run, Rabbit, Run"
Reveille, No. 1643, September 18-24, 1971

"What Your Eyes Say"
Reveille, No. 1644, September 25 - October 1, 1971

"Those Wicked, Wicked Women"
Reveille, No. 1644, September 25 - October 1, 1971

"Hope I'm Not Boring You"
Reveille, No. 1645, October 2-8, 1971

"Carpet Thieves Made Us Roll Up"
Reveille, No. 1645, October 2-8, 1971

"Anything for Sympathy"
Reveille, No. 1646, October 9-15, 1971

"Sunday Afternoon Among the Bedpans"
Reveille, No. 1647, October 16-22, 1971

"Stop That Pie"
Reveille, No. 1648, October 23-29, 1971

"Happiness Just Floated Away"
Reveille, No. 1649, October 30 - November 5, 1971

"Fear in a Flash"
Reveille, No. 1650, November 6-12, 1971

"Out For Adventure"
Reveille, No. 1651, November 13-19, 1971

"What Do You See Here?"
Reveille, No. 1653, November 27 - December 3, 1971

"Presents I Can't Hand Over"
Reveille, No. 1654, December 4-10, 1971

"Picture of Stillness"
Reveille, No. 1655, December 11-17, 1971

"Children Will Swallow Anything"
Reveille, No. 1655, December 11-17, 1971

"People Give Camels the Hump"
Reveille, No. 1655, December 11-17, 1971

"You Can Trust Father Christmas"
Reveille, No. 1656, December 18-24, 1971

"Steamed Up Over Gas"
Reveille, No. 1658, January 1-7, 1972

"You Know the Feeling"
Reveille, No. 1660, January 15-21, 1972

"Cold Comfort that Folk are Nice"
Reveille, No. 1662, January 29 - February 4, 1972

"Itching for a Good Scratcher"
Reveille, No. 1664, February 12-18, 1972

"Ugly Men are Handsome Prospects"
Reveille, No. 1665, February 19-25, 1972

"Plenty of Cleopatras About"
Reveille, No. 1666, February 26 - March 3, 1972

"Give Yourself a Good Name"
Reveille, No. 1667, March 4-10, 1972

"Pebble Was 20-Carat Diamond"
Reveille, No. 1671, April 1-7, 1972

"Auntie Made ME Look Glamorous"
Reveille, No. 1672, April 8-14, 1972

"Witches' Day Brings in May"
Reveille, No. 1675, April 29 - May 5, 1972

"I'm Being Converted"
Reveille, No. 1676, May 6-12, 1972

"Cured - by Thought"
Reveille, No. 1678, May 20-26, 1972

"Light of my Life"
Reveille, No. 1679, May 27 - June 2, 1972

"Big Noise at the BBC"
Reveille, No. 1680, June 3-9, 1972

"It's on the Tip of my Tongue"
Reveille, No. 1681, June 10-16, 1972

"Chew Music"
Reveille, No. 1682, June 17-23, 1972

"My Battle with the Bottle"
Reveille, No. 1683, June 24-30, 1972

"As Others See Us..."
Reveille, No. 1685, July 8-14, 1972

"Pen Pals Excite"
Reveille, No. 1686, July 15-21, 1972

"Wordth, Wordth, Wordth"
Reveille, No. 1687, July 22-28, 1972

"Monday Lovers"
Reveille, No. 1688, August 5-11, 1972

"Play on Words"
Reveille, No. 1690, August 19-25, 1972

"Why Wicked Women Get Off Lightly"
Reveille, No. 1691, August 26 - September 1, 1972

"They Made a Name For Us"
Reveille, No. 1692, September 2-8, 1972

"Mice in the House"
Reveille, No. 1693, September 9-15, 1972

"Word that Means so Much to a Woman"
Reveille, No. 1694, September 16-22, 1972

"Housewife in Nightdress Chased Phantom Burglar"
Reveille, No. 1699, October 21-27, 1972

"Of Course You Don't Snore..."
Reveille, No. 1700, October 28 - November 3, 1972

"Cold Comfort"
Reveille, No. 1705, December 2-8, 1972

"Wolves Make Good Husbands"
Reveille, No. 1706, December 9-15, 1972

"No One's Bats About Them"
Reveille, No. 1709, December 30, 1972 - January 5, 1973

"Caught Green-Handed"
Reveille, No. 1710, January 6-12, 1973

"If it Wasn't for Loving - a Hare's Life Wouldn't be Worth Living!"
Reveille, No. 1711, January 13-19, 1973

"Be My Useful Guest"
Reveille, No. 1716, February 17-23, 1973

"Spread of Margarine"
Reveille, No. 1716, February 17-23, 1973

"Get Wise to the Owl"
New Reveille, No. 1719, March 9, 1973

"Making Work Go Like a Dream"
New Reveille, No. 1720, March 16, 1973

"When We Hung Up The Dead"
New Reveille, No. 1724, April 13, 1973

"Nothing Deters These Gents"
New Reveille, No. 1728, May 18, 1973

"Dealing with a Bleeding Nuisance"
New Reveille, No. 1732, June 15, 1973

"Nightmare World of Dreams"
New Reveille, No. 1735, July 6, 1973

"Life is Ever-Lending"
New Reveille, No. 1739, August 3, 1973

"Have a Slice of Roast Beefalo"
New Reveille, No. 1742, August 24, 1973

"One Plus One Make Eight"
New Reveille, No. 1750, October 19, 1973

"Glow-Worms Do It With Their Lights On"
New Reveille, No. 1757, December 7, 1973

"Accentuate the Negative"
New Reveille, No. 1760, December 28, 1973

"Even the Lawyers Got Punished!"
New Reveille, No. 1761, January 4, 1974


Footnotes

ABOUT REVEILLE
The first issue of Reveille was published in small tabloid form on May 25, 1940. Originally the official newspaper of the Ex-Services' Allied Association, it was bought by the Mirror Group in 1947 and from thereon was printed and published by I.P.C. Newspapers Ltd. For most of its life Reveille was a weekly publication that featured an eclectic mixture of cartoons, pin-up photography, readers' letters, puzzles and numerous articles on all manner of subjects including fashion, celebrity gossip, lifestyle, cooking, music, gardening and sports. At the height of its popularity in the 1950s Reveille was regularly selling three million copies per issue and was published twice a week. During the 1960s Reveille continued to enjoy a large circulation and was read by millions of people throughout the U.K. From March 1973 the magazine was renamed New Reveille before the title was changed back to Reveille in March 1975. After a successful 39-year run Reveille eventually ceased publication when the final issue appeared on August 17, 1979. In September 1979 Reveille was officially incorporated with Tit-Bits magazine.

ARTICLE IN DESTINY
I only know of one article by Rosemary Timperley in a publication other than Reveille. The article "Rosemary Timperley Believes That Even Living People Can Have Ghosts!" appeared in the July 1973 issue of Destiny magazine. In this piece Timperley recalls a ghostly incident that occured to her during her spell as a patient in hospital. Destiny itself was a short-lived magazine aimed at teenagers. Along with Reveille, it was published by I.P.C. Magazines Ltd. It featured stories and articles concerned with astrology, ghosts and as the title suggests, fate. Timperley had several of her stories published in Destiny.

 

 

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