The Enid Blyton Society

A Week Before Christmas 1947

Discuss Blyton's magazines, short stories and poetry here.

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:

For more information about Enid Blyton's Treasury and all the illustrations it contains,see the cave of books below: ... ustrations
" A kind heart always brings its own reward," said Mrs. Lee.
- The Christmas Tree Aeroplane -

Society Member
User avatar
Posts: 9233
Joined: 24 Jan 2010, 15:32
Location: UK
Favourite book/series: Five On A Treasure Island
Favourite character: Frederick Algernon Trotteville

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

Julian gave an exclamation and nudged George.
"See that? It's the black Bentley again. KMF 102!"

Society Member
User avatar
Posts: 14230
Joined: 24 Jul 2007, 20:15
Location: Cornwall
Favourite book/series: F.F. and Mystery Series - Five get into Trouble
Favourite character: Dick

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.

"There is no bond like the bond of having read and liked the same books."
- E. Nesbit, The Wonderful Garden.

Society Member
User avatar
Anita Bensoussane
Forum Administrator
Posts: 19456
Joined: 30 Jan 2005, 23:25
Location: UK
Favourite book/series: Adventure Series and Family Books
Favourite character: Fatty, Jack Trent and Elizabeth Allen

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)

Society Member
User avatar
Rob Houghton
Posts: 12144
Joined: 26 Feb 2005, 22:38
Location: Kings Norton, Birmingham
Favourite book/series: Rubadub Mystery and The Find-Outers
Favourite character: Fatty

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!
Society Member
User avatar
Posts: 20572
Joined: 31 Jan 2005, 19:15
Location: Wiltshire, England

Re: A Week Before Christmas 1947

Postby John Pickup » 28 Nov 2016, 20:04

A lovely story, Pete. Thanks for posting it.
Society Member
User avatar
John Pickup
Posts: 3315
Joined: 30 Oct 2013, 21:29
Location: Lincs
Favourite book/series: Barney mysteries
Favourite character: Snubby

Return to Short Stories/Poetry/Magazines

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest