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Excerpt: Happy Christmas,Five! 1962

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Excerpt: Happy Christmas,Five! 1962

Postby pete9012S » 13 Dec 2016, 12:39

Five Have a Puzzling Time and other stories:

Excerpt: Happy Christmas,Five! 1962

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There are some disparities in the details given about Christmas at Kirrin Cottage between the 1943 - 1962 accounts...

The Christmas Tree varies too,depending on the illustrator!
" A kind heart always brings its own reward," said Mrs. Lee.
- The Christmas Tree Aeroplane -


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Re: Excerpt: Happy Christmas,Five! 1962

Postby number 6 » 13 Dec 2016, 19:28

I've just dug this book out & will give it a whirl tonight, Pete. I've been meaning to re-read it for a while, but kept putting it off. Now, after seeing your post, you've inspired me to do so! :D
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Re: Excerpt: Happy Christmas,Five! 1962

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 13 Dec 2016, 20:21

An interesting read, Pete. The inconsistencies struck me too when I first came across that short story. The picture Enid Blyton paints of George's family background in Five Go Adventuring Again is fascinating - quirky and isolated - so I'm inclined to accept that version rather than the one given in 'Happy Christmas, Five!'
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