Famous Five Says...
FAMOUS FIVE SAYS...July 14, 2012
I CAN'T help myself. I'm reading another Famous Five book, this time Five Have a Wonderful Time. Enid wasn't much on titles,...
I CAN'T help myself. I'm reading another Famous Five book, this time Five Have a Wonderful Time. Enid wasn't much on titles, was she?
It starts off in much the same way. George is at home, she's bored and getting under the feet of her scientist father. Her mum packs her off to meet her cousins, this time off to a couple of gypsy caravans set up in a field near a castle.
So they all sat there, eating boiled eggs, well-buttered bread, with chunky, home-made marmalade afterwards, and then juicy apples. The sun shone down and Julian took off his coat.
Their two caravans were set on a sloping, grassy hillside. A tall hedge grew behind, and kept off the wind. Primroses ran in a pale gold streak under the hedge, and brilliant celandines shone in the sun, turning their polished faces towards it.
- All together again from Five Have a Wonderful Time, by Enid Blyton, (1952)
Did you see my Facebook post about the Famous Five anniversary release? The books were rewritten so as to be "timeless".
What do you think, should we be tinkering with Enid's original works?