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Re: Articles About Dorset

Postby Wolfgang » 23 Jun 2017, 17:33

That's why I said (or rather wrote) misremembered ;-).
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Re: Articles About Dorset

Postby Chrissie777 » 12 Jul 2017, 22:54

I read some more articles in DORSET MAGAZINE today.
On page 95 Katharine Wright misspelled Kirrin (Kirren, in the photo).

Sue Quinn claims on page 98 that Kirrin Island was inspired by Brownsea Island. I know it probably inspired Whispering Island, but Kirrin Island???

Then on page 103 there is another FF article called "Simply Smashing!"
I believe that the quote under the title (that food tastes better outdoors) is from Anne, not from George, isn't it?
In the text James Warren mentioned that food rationing in the UK did begin in January 1940 and ended in July 1954. That's an extremely long time and hard to imagine nowadays :(.
In the last part he writes that the upside of the rationing was that the whole nation was eating more healthily (remember the golden cohort who lives well into their eighties).
An interesting article which I enjoyed reading.

Close to 60 more pages to read...
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Re: Articles About Dorset

Postby pete9012S » 04 Dec 2017, 21:52

Enid Blyton's Dorset - Excerpt

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Re: Articles About Dorset

Postby Courtenay » 04 Dec 2017, 22:43

Wow, thanks for that, Pete! :D Lovely to see an article that doesn't get into personal criticisms of Enid's writing style or her private life for a change, but just rejoices in all the elements of her books that have made them so popular for 75 years — especially the Dorset coast and countryside that inspired her so much. :D
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Re: Articles About Dorset

Postby John Pickup » 05 Dec 2017, 12:51

Thanks for posting that, Pete. Love the magazine cover.
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Re: Articles About Dorset

Postby Aussie Sue » 05 Dec 2017, 12:59

Thanks Pete.
What a great article & wonderful magazine. Those pictures have me wanting to get on the next plane.
They certainly transport me to the UK of my EB books.

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Re: Articles About Dorset

Postby Rob Houghton » 05 Dec 2017, 15:25

Thanks Pete - great article - although I admit I ignored it for a while because I thought it referred to the earlier article in 'Dorset' magazine, which I already own! That will teach me to not read posts! :lol:

Maybe it should have a thread of its own though in case others have made a similar mistake as I did...? :D
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Re: Articles About Dorset

Postby pete9012S » 05 Dec 2017, 16:41

Thanks all.

Rob,I was going to give it it's own thread and then worried that it may have been already been mentioned elsewhere.

Maybe Anita can decide on what she thinks is best?
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Re: Articles About Dorset

Postby Rob Houghton » 05 Dec 2017, 17:24

Maybe the thread name could be changed to 'Articles About Dorset'? :-D

Not that it really matters but it would be a shame for people to miss this great article! 8)

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Re: Articles About Dorset

Postby Chrissie777 » 15 Dec 2017, 18:50

Aussie Sue wrote:What a great article & wonderful magazine. Those pictures have me wanting to get on the next plane. They certainly transport me to the UK of my EB books.


Wonderful article, Pete!!!
I thoroughly enjoyed reading it last night. 8)
Thank you. :D
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