I had those famous five books when I was young too. I remember meeting my Nan off the train for one of her rare stays and she had them in her shopping basket for me. I must have read them a hundred times, I loved them to pieces, literally! I saw one in a charity book shop a few weeks ago and came over all nostalgic but it was £12, have to admit to being tempted though. Your books are lovely xx
I loved the famous five books. I would day dream I was in their gang going off on great adventures when I was a girl. They were so exciting the stories.
My favourite Blyton Books were "The Faraway Tree" stories and "The Magic Wishing Chair", at least I think that's what it was called!
The Secret Seven and The Famous Five were some of my favourites growing up too.Anne xx
I started off reading with the Janet and John books. I loved Enid Blyton and had so many of her books. Sadly, I gave them all to my cousin and I don't know what became of them after that. I wish I'd kept them now.
Yes, collections do just grow.... I still have some of my childhood favourites. Black Beauty, The Secret Garden, The Railway Children, Five Children and It, Flower Fairies - is this why I have a continuing nostalgia for Edwardian times? Then there are the books that my own children loved best. Thomas the Tank Engine and numerous wonderful modern childrens` books. When I started teaching, what better excuse to start collecting childrens` books all over again? Now, my little granddaughter is inheriting some of them and, of course, I have a new reason to start looking in bookshops all over again!
Love this post about books! I wish I had kept all of mine from childhood but I gave them away over the years. I'm pretty sure the recipients didn't appreciate them as much as I did. I found your blog from Frugal Down Under and have enjoyed looking around. Your pictures are so pretty.
I loved Enid Blyton when I was little and my sons loved those books too! Timeless appeal, I think. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog.Liz
I loved the Famous Five stories when I was little - oh how I longed to be George! Some of the copies I've got belonged to my Mum when she was a child and they're hardbacks printed on very thick utility paper. The whole series is safely stored away in the loft in case my nephew too decides he wants to read them one day.
I think I wanted to be Anne but with a little more umph. I fancied Julian though.
Thank you for your comments. it's always exciting reading them.