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Thursday, 14 April 2016

Back to my childhood

There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again. ~Elizabeth Lawrence

I was looking for books to buy our soon to be 9 year old grandson Connor for his birthday which is on Friday.  The shop had an offer on buy three for the price of two.  As I was looking at the books I found a compilation of books by Enid Blyton that I loved reading as a child and so decided to get that as my free one - a treat to myself.

I loved reading Enid Blyton books including similar books to the above as well as all the Famous Five and Secret Seven books.  I will be able to read this to the grandchildren when they stay over, although I am sure I will be reading it to myself very soon.

What were your favourite books as a child?


Justine said...

Happy memories! I loved Alice in Wonderland, and many other classics such as Heidi, The Wizard of Oz, The Hobbit... I read a lot as a child.
What did you get for your grandson? I have a soon to be 8 year old who loves reading and am always looking for recommendations.

Lesley said...

Oh wow,Enid Blyton,I loved reading The Secret Seven,Mallory Towers and all her Mystery of... books.
I loved The Secret Garden,Children of the New Forest and Black Beauty and all three Heidi books to name a few.I avidly read my mum's Agatha Christie and Neville Shute books too at quite a young age! I am visiting Memory Lane with your questin,Linda:)

Saxo Stamper said...

Oh this has taken me back. I loved Famous Five, my sister loved Secret Seven (I read both), I read Malory Towers, Faraway Tree etc. I loved Enid Blyton, she is a true legend. Enjoy every single page of magic.

K xx

Brigitte said...

Reading still has some magic for me. And I still remember some of the books I read when I was young. A series that I read at least 20 times was Sue Barton by Helen Dore Boylston. I was totally fascinated by these books. And I also loved reading books by Enid Blyton, those that were available back then.