ENID BLYTON STORY BOOK HAUL

THERE hasn't been any new Famous Five action in my neck of the woods but if you follow me on Instagram , you'll know...




THERE hasn't been any new Famous Five action in my neck of the woods but if you follow me on Instagram, you'll know I stumbled across an Enid Blyton haul last weekend. 

Did you read Enid Blyton? What was your favourite series? Why did Enid put two marks under the 'd' when she signed her name? Do you know anyone called Enid? Or Beatrix? I think about those names a lot. They're funny names, aren't they?
#opshopscore: Four Enid Blyton titles, $4, East Gosford Vinnies

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11 comments

  1. The magic faraway tree - miles ahead.

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  2. My daughter...now thirty..adored The Famous Five and when she grew up she added to her collection further and now has most if not all of them. I loved her short stories and remember one about a girl who was bad tempered and stamped her foot and smoke puffed out of the ground til it nearly choked her. Another one was about a kid who stayed up and spied on Christmas Eve and found out that Santa Claus was his father...that was my introduction to busting the Santa myth..I must have been very young when I read that..probably five or six...haha!

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  3. oh wow, score! i love the illustrations in the bedside books, they would make great kid's wall art. we are reading the magic faraway tree here, did a few of the adventurous four over winter. my big boy is nearly over the read aloud now that he can read by himself :( have a great week, sarah

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  4. How did I miss these? I want to open them up and take a look. My daughter's name is Beatrice (we call her Bea,) but I've never known anyone named Beatrix. Do you pronounce the "x" on that? hmmm.
    I actually love that name Enid. How unusually fun.

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  5. I know a Beatrix and Eunice is a funny old name. I have shelves of Enid books. I haven't ever seen the four you found though!

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  6. I adore Enid Blyton books! I spent so many nights hiding under my sheets with torches reading these - it's a cliche but it's how I spent my nights when I was in primary school :D

    I think I spent too much time thinking about names and how they're often a bit odd. I always wonder if a person would be different if their parents had of chosen to give them a different name...

    Glad you liked the coffee crawl idea!! :D

    The Wildest of Dreams

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  7. Grandma was Ethel, Great-Aunt was Enid. Great names, very popular in the early 20th century.

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  8. Me too Rhianna! I perfected the comfy in bed reading position thanks to Enid! The Wishing Chair followed closely behind with The Faraway Tree for me. So many chairs dragged outside and rubbed with furniture polish in the hopes of sprouting wings on a sunny afternoon and imagined adventures. She wrote my childhood and my four year old is just as enthralled by her thirty years later x

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  9. Oh I loved Enid Blyton books as a child ... the Famous Five were particularly important in my world. I really must try and track down my collection. :)

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  10. I poured over Enid Blyton books as a young girl. I love the books designs from the 1970's. I always seek those ones out when I head into a book store.

    My favourite was the Amelia Jane series - what a naughty doll!!
    I also loved the Wishing Chair and also The Naughtiest Girl in the School.

    They are brilliant

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  11. You’ll be acquainted with I stagger across an Enid Blaydon tow last weekend topics....

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