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Did you read them as a kiddie! I did and I loved them.....Couldnt get enough of them....... :thumb: What amazed me was the *hampers* of grub they had...... :hmmm: I never had that as a kid. Mind you I think they (the kids) were from a *middle Class* family!


Not being funny but it was the language in the book......*Jolly Jumpers what* ?! PMSL but I still loved em. :oops:



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Wasn't it all a bit politically correct and moralistic

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My sisters read them ... an bunty an Jackie an got the xmas annuals every year at Xmas



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I read loads of them as a kid. :oops:

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yeah I used to buy them - would save up my pocket money and cycle down to the shop . I think they cost 20p.

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smeggypants wrote:Wasn't it all a bit politically correct and moralistic

Spawned a few schoolboy jokes...


"Five go anal fisting in the woods"

"Five go a suicide bombing"

etc, etc


:rofl: :rofl: I suppose you could look at them now like that but when your a kid you like to read *adventure*stories and they were great for any kid..It's not until you get that bit older and look back! Edith Blyton was a *lady* :hmmm: I think personally her stories were for the *upper classes* We (lower classes) just got the books out of the library..... :rofl:



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I loved everything Enid Blyton wrote - from Mr Pinkwhistle to Mallory Towers, I read and re-read them dozens of times. I still have them all somewhere, I'll read them again one day no doubt. :D

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I used to come home with the new *Fives* book rush home..gobble me tea down and go to bed just so I could read the book! Until mum or dad turned the light out in the bedroom. :mad1:



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Deb Arkle wrote:I loved everything Enid Blyton wrote - from Mr Pinkwhistle to Mallory Towers, I read and re-read them dozens of times. I still have them all somewhere, I'll read them again one day no doubt. :D




Awww I'd love to read them all but I worry that the fantasy I had back then will all go away! :thumbdown: I loved a book by EB Called *Smuggler Ben* I read and re-read that book :oops:



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Dolls wrote:Did you read them as a kiddie! I did and I loved them.....Couldnt get enough of them....... :thumb: What amazed me was the *hampers* of grub they had...... :hmmm: I never had that as a kid. Mind you I think they (the kids) were from a *middle Class* family!


Not being funny but it was the language in the book......*Jolly Jumpers what* ?! PMSL but I still loved em. :oops:

I loved 'em too Dolls. Christ knows why they made such a song and dance about EB's stuff. I prefer her to JKR.

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Dolls wrote:Did you read them as a kiddie! I did and I loved them.....Couldnt get enough of them....... :thumb: What amazed me was the *hampers* of grub they had...... :hmmm: I never had that as a kid. Mind you I think they (the kids) were from a *middle Class* family!


Not being funny but it was the language in the book......*Jolly Jumpers what* ?! PMSL but I still loved em. :oops:

I loved 'em too Dolls. Christ knows why they made such a song and dance about EB's stuff. I prefer her to JKR.



Awww Anytime! One story.....* All go off to Kirrin Island* :) I loved it ! It was adventure for a kid. somethings we could never dream of doing......ie using our uncles boat to visit an island* :rofl: The kids always had loads of grub! When I was a kid me marf used to water at the grub they had...... :rofl: :yippee:

Grub was always in a basket with a *linen cloth* :roll: PMSL Yeah stories were definatly middle class not for the likes of mwah but I loved em........ I could only *dream* :)



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Deb Arkle wrote:I loved everything Enid Blyton wrote - from Mr Pinkwhistle to Mallory Towers, I read and re-read them dozens of times. I still have them all somewhere, I'll read them again one day no doubt. :D


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Is that on a similar vibe to Seamen Staines and Master Bates from Capt Pugwash

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Dolls wrote:Did you read them as a kiddie! I did and I loved them.....Couldnt get enough of them....... :thumb: What amazed me was the *hampers* of grub they had...... :hmmm: I never had that as a kid. Mind you I think they (the kids) were from a *middle Class* family!


Not being funny but it was the language in the book......*Jolly Jumpers what* ?! PMSL but I still loved em. :oops:

I loved 'em too Dolls. Christ knows why they made such a song and dance about EB's stuff. I prefer her to JKR.



Awww Anytime! One story.....* All go off to Kirrin Island* :) I loved it ! It was adventure for a kid. somethings we could never dream of doing......ie using our uncles boat to visit an island* :rofl: The kids always had loads of grub! When I was a kid me marf used to water at the grub they had...... :rofl: :yippee:

Grub was always in a basket with a *linen cloth* :roll: PMSL Yeah stories were definatly middle class not for the likes of mwah but I loved em........ I could only *dream* :)


In the summer, my kids are lucky enough to have a somewhat Enid Blyton type life - they go out in boats, there's an island to land on, "hidden" coves, a ruined farmhouse - cycle rides and picnic. They have loads of independence and just disappear for hours - doing old fashioned kid things - building dens, crab fishing, making bows and arrows.

No linen wrapped picnics though - the local co-op plastic bags for them!

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Deb Arkle wrote:I loved everything Enid Blyton wrote - from Mr Pinkwhistle to Mallory Towers, I read and re-read them dozens of times. I still have them all somewhere, I'll read them again one day no doubt. :D


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Is that on a similar vibe to Seamen Staines and Master Bates from Capt Pugwash



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Deb Arkle wrote:I loved everything Enid Blyton wrote - from Mr Pinkwhistle to Mallory Towers, I read and re-read them dozens of times. I still have them all somewhere, I'll read them again one day no doubt. :D


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Is that on a similar vibe to Seamen Staines and Master Bates from Capt Pugwash


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smeggypants wrote:Wasn't it all a bit politically correct and moralistic

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"Five go anal fisting in the woods"

"Five go a suicide bombing"

etc, etc


it was very un pc - thats why her books fell out of favour with schools and libraries

all the baddies were wild gypsies, or swarthy foreigners.

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smeggypants wrote:Wasn't it all a bit politically correct and moralistic

Spawned a few schoolboy jokes...


"Five go anal fisting in the woods"

"Five go a suicide bombing"

etc, etc


it was very un pc - thats why her books fell out of favour with schools and libraries

all the baddies were wild gypsies, or swarthy foreigners.



:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: Oh dear I love it....... :oops: Like the old sayings ages ago *He's a darkie* :eek: Good grief :hmmm:



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I loved the stories but they were all very *Jolly Hocky sticks what?* I suppose we'd never have that type of life.... Who knows...... :chin:



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they were usually boarding school kids - the famous fives adventures always took place when they were home from school during the "hols"

I rememebr one book called Those Dreadful Children - about a very noisy rowdy family called Hegarty ( wild foreign celtic types) who move in next door to a rather polite, restrained family, and how the children make friends against their better judgement... and how initiallythey rub each other up the wrong way and then become mutually intrigued


and I often think my neigbours must mutter "those dreadful children" about my four wild boys....

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