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Enid Blyton lovers

(20 Posts)
Liaise Wed 08-Apr-20 15:09:55

As well as Enid Blyton one of my favourite authors was Malcolm Saville.

Carillion01 Wed 08-Apr-20 15:04:15

Just to be clear. As a young child in the fifties my favourite reading was Arthur Mee' encyclopaedias, JM Barrie's "Peter Pan" and Enid Blyton's "Mallory Towers" books.

Carillion01 Wed 08-Apr-20 14:39:19

I started teaching English in 1976. Four years later, at a Parents' Evening, I met the parents of a youngster whose step-father was an artist/illustrator.

Our discussion focused on how vocabulary relied on how much young people read. Their daughter was in my Year 8 English class, as it was then.

He had just been commissioned to design the front covers of the 1980's reprint of "The Mallory Towers" Enid Blyton books and used his step-daughter as the model for the designs. She was a lovely, kind and gentle child and went on to be a fashion feature writer for "The Sunday Telegraph" and also author of several books. If anyone would like to read one of her books..."Green, the new Black" please pm me.

Jane10 Tue 07-Apr-20 22:03:42

I've only ever read the books. I don't think I'd like to see a televised version somehow. Not sure. I might give it a look.

NanKate Tue 07-Apr-20 21:59:33

Typical of me I am too impetuous and accidentally watched episode 13 thinking it was episode 1 😟

No bad language, no IPads just like I remember it.

NanKate Tue 07-Apr-20 19:21:23

All welcome.

Ginger beer is my favourite non alcoholic drink. Shall we have chocolate cake too?

Callistemon Tue 07-Apr-20 19:02:08

I may have to wait for DH to go and do his jigsaw puzzle

TerriBull Tue 07-Apr-20 19:01:08

Oh I loved Mallory Towers, I may well watch it, I'd like to be transported back to aged 10 or 11. Damn it! I've no Sherbet Lemons sad many a school summer holiday I'd be in the garden with a bag of those and a Blyton library book. Bliss smile I was easily pleased.

GrannyGravy13 Tue 07-Apr-20 18:59:58

Saving it for when I cannot sleep, I loved the books πŸ‘πŸ»

Grandma70s Tue 07-Apr-20 18:44:35

I thought Enid Blyton was really boring when I was a kid, but I have enjoyed watching this as a nostalgic experience. There’s so much I recognise.

rosenoir Tue 07-Apr-20 18:31:58

Thanks, really looking forward to watching it,loved the books.

Whitewavemark2 Tue 07-Apr-20 17:38:54

I’ve just had a quick look.

I’d completely forgot about Darrell. The nostalgia is going to be wonderful.

Callistemon Tue 07-Apr-20 17:35:45

Oh absolutely spiffing!

Will there be lashings of ginger beer?

Whitewavemark2 Tue 07-Apr-20 17:34:59

Oh oh oh must watch it!

Susan56 Tue 07-Apr-20 17:31:58

I have started watching it too as has my eldest daughter.

ninathenana Tue 07-Apr-20 17:28:44

Jolly hockey sticks!

NanKate Tue 07-Apr-20 16:41:33

Well it looks like it will just be the 3 of us having a midnight feast in the Dorm tonight πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

eazybee Tue 07-Apr-20 10:01:20


aggie Tue 07-Apr-20 09:25:32

I have watched it and it was so true to the times , lovely scenery too

NanKate Tue 07-Apr-20 09:23:58

Just read in the newspaper that all 13 episodes of Malory Towers is on BBC IPlayer and Libby Purves who reviewed it said it was just brilliant for anyone who wants to experience life in the 1950s again.

For those who want to watch it weekly it is on CBBC on Mondays at 5.30.

Enjoy and jolly hockey sticks πŸ˜€