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My favourites were Mallory Towers & St Claires, I could never understand why anyone would want to stay in a boarding school though! Odd idea. I read lots of the 'adventure' ones, I remember 'The Mountain of Adventure' best for some reason..... and also the ones with (IIRC) Fatty & Bets, who were child detectives - can't remember the name of the series though! Were they the five books? I seem to recall it was a different gang..... :confused:

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Those dreadful Children...( they were called Taggerty, not Heggarty)

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Three Carltons - John, Margery and Annette - well-brought-up, prim and proper: next door, four Taggertys - Pat, Maureen, Biddy and baby Michael, with a dog called Dopey-noisy, careless, selfish, not very truthful. What happens when the Carltons meet 'Those Dreadful Children'?



Of course, the irony of the title is that the Taggertys refer to the Carltons as "those dreadful children" too....

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Whirliegig wrote:Those dreadful Children...( they were called Taggerty, not Heggarty)

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Three Carltons - John, Margery and Annette - well-brought-up, prim and proper: next door, four Taggertys - Pat, Maureen, Biddy and baby Michael, with a dog called Dopey-noisy, careless, selfish, not very truthful. What happens when the Carltons meet 'Those Dreadful Children'?



Of course, the irony of the title is that the Taggertys refer to the Carltons as "those dreadful children" too....




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haha!

and the Children of Mistletoe Farm..that was another goodie!

wasnt that about cousins - one branch being from the city, but the dad yearns for the farm life again, and he moves his townie wife and children to the farm next door to his brother..

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In the same type of thing Anybody remember Lynda Lee Potter (Daily Mail) She used to go on about picnics in the forest/wherever made it sound so magical.! Hmm yes Go in the forest and be surrounded by filthy discarded (you know whats) litter.!



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I used to like the Famous Five, Secret Seven, and the Adventure ones (Island of Adventure, Castle of Adventure, Ship of Adventure, Sea of Adventure....)
And the Faraway Tree as well :D

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Deb Arkle wrote:My favourites were Mallory Towers & St Claires, I could never understand why anyone would want to stay in a boarding school though! Odd idea. I read lots of the 'adventure' ones, I remember 'The Mountain of Adventure' best for some reason.....


I went to a school that had boarders and I was desperate to be one! I begged my Mother to let me live at school but she was having none of it. My favourite book as a child was The Mountain Of Adventure, although I've seen the book as an adult and don't seem to be the same book I recall....the story just isn't right.....so now I'm not sure.

I gobbled up books as a child, much as I do now...and have very fond memories of the worlds I used to escape into . I can still see the pictures I attached to the words in so many books as clearly as if they places were real and I'd been to them! I loved the Famous Five but I never much liked The Secret Seven as there were too many of them for me to relate to.




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with a dog called Dopey-noisy, careless, selfish, not very truthful.



What an odd name for a dog.




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I once met a woman who had a dog called Colin.

The best name for a Dog I heard in a long time.

My two dogs are called 'Horse' and 'Little Dog Syndrome' - I don't go in for this Fido and Rex nonsense :)

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smeggypants wrote:I once met a woman who had a dog called Colin.

The best name for a Dog I heard in a long time.

My two dogs are called 'Horse' and 'Little Dog Syndrome' - I don't go in for this Fido and Rex nonsense :)



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A friend of mine had a dog called Eric. :rofl: Brilliant.



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Deb Arkle wrote:My favourites were Mallory Towers & St Claires, I could never understand why anyone would want to stay in a boarding school though! Odd idea. I read lots of the 'adventure' ones, I remember 'The Mountain of Adventure' best for some reason..... and also the ones with (IIRC) Fatty & Bets, who were child detectives - can't remember the name of the series though! Were they the five books? I seem to recall it was a different gang..... :confused:


The books with Fatty, etc. were all called "The Adventure of the... Whatever" and I think the gang were called something like The Five Finder-Outers or something. Memory's a bit hazy on this!

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Deb Arkle wrote:My favourites were Mallory Towers & St Claires, I could never understand why anyone would want to stay in a boarding school though! Odd idea. I read lots of the 'adventure' ones, I remember 'The Mountain of Adventure' best for some reason..... and also the ones with (IIRC) Fatty & Bets, who were child detectives - can't remember the name of the series though! Were they the five books? I seem to recall it was a different gang..... :confused:


The books with Fatty, etc. were all called "The Adventure of the Whatever" or maybe they were called "The Mystery of the Whatever" and I think the gang were called something like The Five Finder-Outers or something. Memory's a bit hazy on this!

(Sorry - I clicked the quote button instead of the Edit button. This is what comes of typing in the dark while eating breakfast without spectacles.)

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Here we go - They were called the Mystery series:

http://www.enidblyton.net/mystery-series/

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ThinBoy wrote:Here we go - They were called the Mystery series:

http://www.enidblyton.net/mystery-series/


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smeggypants wrote:I once met a woman who had a dog called Colin.

The best name for a Dog I heard in a long time.

My two dogs are called 'Horse' and 'Little Dog Syndrome' - I don't go in for this Fido and Rex nonsense :)



my cat was just called Puss. I quite liked the old fashioned unoriginality of it. A cat doesnt really need a name.

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smeggypants wrote:I once met a woman who had a dog called Colin.

The best name for a Dog I heard in a long time.

My two dogs are called 'Horse' and 'Little Dog Syndrome' - I don't go in for this Fido and Rex nonsense :)


:rofl: Which one is the Morsel Police? Horse perhaps, because (s)he eats like one?

An acquaintance recently introduced her big, daft-looking boxer to me and I thought she said his name was Derek...which is a perfect name for a dog, IMO, but I had simply misheard. I still insist on calling him Derek though. As you do....




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We saw a film a couple of weeks ago which briefly featured a dog called syndrome - it kept jumping up, so the owner said 'Down Syndrome'! :rofl:

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Deb Arkle wrote:We saw a film a couple of weeks ago which briefly featured a dog called syndrome - it kept jumping up, so the owner said 'Down Syndrome'! :rofl:


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my EB faves were shadow the sheepdog ,the three golliwogs and the treasure hunters i used to read them over and over again :D

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^^^^^I think with EB books you can read them over again and never get bored with them..



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