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Do you remember Enid Blyton books and did you read them?

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Do you remember Noddy, and The Secret Seven?

Did you read Enid Blyton books when you were young?

Did you keep any?

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I used to love Enid Blyton books and read heaps and heaps.

As I grew older I got rid fo them and outfew this.

As I got older, i started to collect Enid Blyton books and have an almost full set of the old Noddy books.

I also have collected many OLD Secret Seven and Five adventures, though I did cull my collection when I downsized properties.

So, I didnt keep any but many years later, bought them again and at the time they were very expensive and old ones are now highly collectible.
by Finy
Of course I remember them! How could anyone forget them? My favourites were The Faraway Tree and Mallory Towers :)

One of my English teachers had been best friends at school with Enid Blyton's daughter and helped her name many of her characters. Apparently my teacher liked names like Cloud and Whisper, so any animals with whimsical names were chosen by her! Blyton's daughter was more prosaic and called them things like Timmy (the dog in The Famous Five).
I remember them but I wasn't really a fan - my sister was a big fan as a child
by AJ
Growing up in the 60s and early 70s was a delightful period to truly enjoy Enid Blyton's amazingly varied books!! I still have all my childhood books as well as the most treasured book of all which is a huge volume by Enid Blyton published in 1934 and given to my Dad when he was just 4.He would read from this magical story book at bedtime,and I now have it here with all my own wonderful old books. I recently discovered that this book is one of a series of 6 which came out as Annual stylee volumes,ending just prior to World War 2.I've been exceedingly lucky in my collecting,to have just completed acquiring the entire six of these wonderful story books.The stories were re published over later years in the much smaller formats which we now all know so well. i.e. Binkle &Flip, The Book of Brownies, The Book of Fairies, etc., etc.... I adored The Adventurous Four and its sequel which were real life not fantasy, at the same time as loving the Fairy tale worlds of The Magic Faraway Tree and the Wishing Chair. I also have a large collection of Noddy books,and even one of her truly special Nature Books. I am horrified by the way Political Correctness as gone totally Mad in forcing the changing of characters names in so many of her classic tales. Thank Heavens I still have all my old original ones to sit and enjoy again and again!!! I recently joined (online) The Enid Blyton Society which is one of the most interesting things I have recently done! This is where I learned that my Dad's book is just one of a set of 6!! Great Stuff!!!!
Yes I loved Enid Blyton books as a child...
by Fran
I do remember the Enid Blyton books. I remember reading Noddy but not the others.
Yes, I loved them! I especially liked a series of hers where all the titles began with the letter R. The Ring-a-Bells Mystery, the Rat-a-Tat Tat Mystery, the Rockingham Mystery and so on. In fact I scour second hand book shops for copies of these because unfortunately my kids books were all misplaced when my family moved many years ago.
I read all the Famous 5 books, and I bought the first one in the series for my 8yr old from vinnies yesterday. I also read The Magic Faraway Tree. Loved them all! They're painfully sexist and outdated now, but I think that's actually a really useful learning tool.
I loved them
of course i read them all at school we had prize giving once a yr and I got a prize for English. i lv to buy the whole series where can i purchase them?n I work at a opportunity shop and I have never came across Enid Blyton.
As a child i loved the books Enid Blyton wrote. I especially liked The Three Golliwogs, The Famous Five And The Secret Seven.books. I also enjoyed all the stories about Noddy. I did not keep any of these books.
yes I read everyone of them
I did as a child and enjoyed them. As an adult I realise how non "p/c" in modern terms she actually was. The same goes for Agatha Christie - I used to enjoy her novels when I was a teenager but nowadays her appalling class consciousness would be howled down.
Oh yes!! Grew up with them in England and, if you promise not to tell, I will confess to having a few on my Kindle. You're never too old. ^_^
by Rice
(mine got left behind in the old country)
by Rice
I loved them and couldn't get enough of them when I was little. The only downer with the FF and SS were when they wed packed off for the whole day on adventures and "shared a bar of chocolate between them", came home and "freshened up" and then had a cheese sandwich for supper. I used to end up wondering if they were on some sort of starvation rations.
NO, we ever them, as our parents were NOT fans of E.B. My father had a bookshop in Rowe St Sydney, Au, for many years, but sold mostly art books & other children's story books. Luckily, he loved TinTin, so we had the whole series of TinTin.
by Miro
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