Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Wanting: Enid Blyton's Imagination

Did any of  you lovely people ever read these books as a child? I was obsessed with them, and I'm cetain that I've read them all through ten times at least, and the Magic Faraway Tree another ten on top of that.

The illustrations are just exsquisite, I remember pouring over them for hours, chosing my favourite pages, and always skipping the part where Saucepan Man flings Moonface up through the hole in the clouds and he can't get back down because the land has changed. Clearly I had trouble dealing with conflict from a young age.

Anyway, I really wish my mum hadn't given them away, I would have loved to have passed these books on to my children (this isn't really something you give a cat, is it?).

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