True Knighthood – By Dora M Jones, with illustrations by Frank Craig, was published in 1896.
The Annual Report for the session 1894-95 recorded: The Christmas Gift-Book of the year was True Knighthood, by Miss Dora M. Jones, of which no fewer than 28,000 copies were disposed of. The Christmas Competition in connection with the Gift-Book drew forth papers from over 400 of the Boys.
Christmas books – The late Victorian period was a time of rapidly increasing literacy, with The Boys’ Brigade playing its part in this progress with the publication in 1889 of a Christmas Gift book for Boys. The primary purpose of this book was to encourage Boys to read, and the first publication featured 16 pages of text interspersed with illustrations. This set a pattern for future books which continued until 1899. These books proved very successful, and reached a good proportion of Boys in the Brigade. Few of these books now exist, and it is fortunate that enough copies remain to be reproduced and read on the BB virtual museum as a flip book below.