We always had lots of Enid Blyton books in the house when I was growing up. My Dad had a big collection of the original hardbacks, and I read them over and over. I didn't have a torch to read under the bedcovers but I remember begging to read one more page before the light was turned out. I still enjoyed them even though they were rather removed from my own experiences. The Famous Five books are the first proper books that I can remember reading on my own, and I devoured the books - buying them with Christmas money, borrowing from friends and the library.
|Some of my Enid Blyton books|
I loved the original illustrations:
|Five go on a Hike Together|
|Five on a Secret Trail|
|The Sea of Adventure by Enid Blyton cover|