View Full Version : The Enid Blyton Thread

Michelle Garvey
04-28-2017, 08:23 AM
You *never* have to grow out of reading Enid Blyton books.

This thread is for those who grew up reading Enid Blyton books, such as school stories like Malory Towers and St. Clares; adventure stories like Famous Five, Secret Seven and the Five Find-Outers (and dog); magic stories such as Faraway Tree and the Wishing Chair and children's books such as Noddy.

We can discuss a variety of subjects all relating back to Blyton books, from the light (which character did you most want to be to which food sounded the tastiest) to the heavier (dissecting racism and name changes in Blyton books).

Blyton was a prolific British children's author, who wrote during the 1920s through 1960s. Her most popular books mainly centered on young children, who all had wonderful adventures, whether it was foiling a smugglers' plot or visiting a fairyland via a magical treetop.

== personal thoughts ==

Some of the Bowdleriser's choices are bizarre; there's no need to hide the fact that the characters use pre-decimal currency.

Zerelda Brass in Malory Towers has lost her Victory Rolls* hairstyle and now has some unspecified "elaborate hairstyle".

From the Famous Five, Anne Kirrin stating that boys cannot wear pretty dresses or like dolls has been removed.

(* - for younger readers: During World War II, many things were give the sobriquet Victory or Liberty).