The Gem was created by the Amalgamated Press editor Percy Griffiths as a weekly story paper (cost 1/2d) containing a mixture of school and adventure stories. It began its run in 1907 alternating complete stories of plucky British boys tackling trouble at home and abroad with stories of Tom Merry & Co. of Clavering School. From issue 11 of the first series, Clavering School was amalgamated with St. Jim's (currently appearing in stories in Pluck); and for the rest of the Gem's long life it featured full length stories of Tom Merry, Jack Blake, Arthur Augustus D'Arcy, George Figgins et al at St. Jim's school.
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The links on the left will take you to complete listings for the Gem stories on a year by year basis.
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