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A Week Before Christmas 1947

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A Week Before Christmas 1947

Postby pete9012S » 28 Nov 2016, 10:20

A Week Before Christmas (1947) - Illustrations: H.M. Brock

A lovely heart-warming short story from Enid Blyton's Treasury 1947.

Read the story here:

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For more information about Enid Blyton's Treasury and all the illustrations it contains,see the cave of books below:

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" A kind heart always brings its own reward," said Mrs. Lee.
- The Christmas Tree Aeroplane -


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Re: A Week Before Christmas 1947

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 28 Nov 2016, 10:29

I love that story, from the Treasury, and the pictures from that story, take me back to nostalgia days. :D

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Re: A Week Before Christmas 1947

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 28 Nov 2016, 10:40

A heartwarming tale with beautiful illustrations. My favourite part is Betsy's remark about Mrs. Sullivan who (like many of us) is an adult who enjoys children's books:

"And isn't it queer, Ellen, Mrs. Sullivan likes just the kind of stories I like! We read a most exciting school story for a whole hour!"
"Heyho for a starry night and a heathery bed!" - Jack, The Secret Island.

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Re: A Week Before Christmas 1947

Postby Rob Houghton » 28 Nov 2016, 12:28

it's a story I have mentioned a lot on here when we discuss Christmas stories - one of my favourites. But then, every story in 'Enid Blyton's Treasury' is worth reading. The Cheat and 'Well My Father Says' are two school stories from that book that are brilliant examples of Enid's best writing!
'Oh voice of Spring of Youth
hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

(E. Blyton, Sunday Times, 1951)



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Re: A Week Before Christmas 1947

Postby Moonraker » 28 Nov 2016, 12:45

Thanks for posting that, Pete. I must read it to my grandchildren this Christmas. Although they don't eat meat, I am sure they will enjoy it!
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Re: A Week Before Christmas 1947

Postby John Pickup » 28 Nov 2016, 20:04

A lovely story, Pete. Thanks for posting it.
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