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Re: Marjorie L. Davies

Postby Eddie Muir » 06 Aug 2017, 11:52

I shall certainly keep a lookout for it. Thanks, Tony. :D
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Re: Marjorie L. Davies

Postby Rob Houghton » 06 Aug 2017, 12:39

pete9012S wrote:Hurrah!
Just bought it from Pomegranate Press for £12.50 inc delivery.

http://www.pomegranate-press.co.uk/nonf ... index.html


that's great! :-D I'd be tempted...
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hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

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Re: Marjorie L. Davies

Postby Eddie Muir » 06 Aug 2017, 14:07

Great! Thanks for the link, Pete. :D
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Re: Marjorie L. Davies

Postby pete9012S » 06 Aug 2017, 14:07

Tony Summerfield wrote:I have never seen it for sale anywhere but if you can find a copy it is a really nice book.

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You found a copy whilst I was scanning mine, Pete! :D


Many thanks for the lovely front cover pic Tony.
Here's the rear cover from amazon - I am looking forward to receiving this book.Anybody else here read/got it?


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http://www.pomegranate-press.co.uk/nonf ... index.html
"I don't remember it very well," said Daddy. "But I feel sure it's an exciting kind of place. Anyway, you'll love it! It's called Kirrin Bay.

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Re: Marjorie L. Davies

Postby Rob Houghton » 06 Aug 2017, 17:45

Yes - thanks for the link, Pete - I've ordered a copy! :-D
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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
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Re: Marjorie L. Davies

Postby Tony Summerfield » 06 Aug 2017, 18:05

I don't think you will be disappointed in the book as it is beautifully illustrated, much of it in colour. Marjorie Davis has a particular significance for me as she died on the same day as my mother, November 28th 2007. At 101 she was three years older than my mother. This is also the date of Enid Blyton's death in 1968 as well as being the date of Julie's birth! :D
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Re: Marjorie L. Davies

Postby Rob Houghton » 06 Aug 2017, 18:09

Its a shame Julie wasn't born on that day in 1968 - or she might have been Enid Blyton reincarnated!! :-D
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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
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Re: Marjorie L. Davies

Postby Courtenay » 06 Aug 2017, 19:34

Rob Houghton wrote:Its a shame Julie wasn't born on that day in 1968 - or she might have been Enid Blyton reincarnated!! :-D

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Seriously, that does look like a lovely book — I might buy it myself and perhaps give a copy to my mum. :D
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Re: Marjorie L. Davies

Postby pete9012S » 06 Aug 2017, 19:58

This November 28th date certainly is very interesting as it is also the date on Nov 28th 1969 my younger brother Mike was born too!

Oh, if only we could have a book like this one too:

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2238&p=307273#p307273
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Re: Marjorie L. Davies

Postby Rob Houghton » 15 Aug 2017, 12:35

My copy of 'A Brush With Enid Blyton' arrived today - some lovely illustrations included - well worth buying! I'd actually forgotten I'd ordered it, so it was a nice surprise!! :lol:
'Oh voice of Spring of Youth
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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

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Re: Marjorie L. Davies

Postby pete9012S » 15 Aug 2017, 15:15

Yes,mine has just arrived Rob.It's sumptuous.
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Re: Marjorie L. Davies

Postby Rob Houghton » 15 Aug 2017, 16:47

I'd forgotten until I saw it in the book that I have also one of the greetings cards depicting Green Hedges which I bought from Bekonscot model village shop. :-D
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Re: Marjorie L. Davies

Postby pete9012S » 19 Aug 2017, 09:14

I really enjoyed this book.What a delightful lady Marjorie was.
Enid comes across as extremely businesslike,professional,helpful and friendly towards Marjorie as their working relationship developed.

I can recommend this book to anyone who is interested in Enid Blyton's work and her working relationship with her illustrators.

Marjorie's own life story (long as she lived to be over 100) is extremely pleasant to read about too.

Here's an example of some of the artwork she produced for Enid Blyton in 1953:

The Ship in the Bottle 1953 - Marjorie L. Davies artwork

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Re: Marjorie L. Davies

Postby Rob Houghton » 19 Aug 2017, 11:31

pete9012S wrote:I really enjoyed this book.What a delightful lady Marjorie was.
Enid comes across as extremely businesslike,professional,helpful and friendly towards Marjorie as their working relationship developed.



I agree - eventually Enid seemed to develop a deep respect for Marjorie, but I felt that her early letters to her were indeed 'extremely businesslike' - if not almost rude and condescending! Enid obviously had a very high opinion of herself, which I can understand in one way, but I would expect Enid to show off a bit less!! :lol:
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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
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