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A Letter from George

Postby Tony Summerfield » 06 Jun 2012, 11:57

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Re: A Letter from George

Postby 7upromana01 » 06 Jun 2012, 15:25

Erm...Wow..I can't believe a Year 3 pupil has better handwriting than me!! Nicely written too!
Abi.

Still trialling other writers, but will eventually go back to reading a bit of Blyton! Just too many books...

Occasionally will pop in! xx
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Re: A Letter from George

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 06 Jun 2012, 17:24

What a lovely letter, George. I agree that Enid Blyton's stories teach readers a lot about friendship and loyalty and getting on with others.

In the summer Enid Blyton often used to work outside on a swing-seat on the porch, overlooking the garden. She would balance her typewriter on a board on her lap. In colder weather she would work indoors in a cosy study/living-room, sitting in an armchair by the fireplace. I imagine she chose those places because they were fairly quiet and she felt comfortable and relaxed there.

From an early age, Enid Blyton enjoyed storytelling. She would tell stories to her brothers when they were little and she liked writing stories at school. When she went to bed at night, stories would flood into her mind. As she grew older, she realised that she had a gift for storytelling and she made up her mind to become a writer.

I don't think Enid Blyton ever spoke about her favourite series but she did say that George from the Famous Five books was her favourite character.

You might like to try the Barney Mysteries, Secret Series and Adventure Series, George. When I was a child the Adventure, Find-Outers and Barney books were my favourites. In fact, they still are!
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Re: A Letter from George

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 06 Jun 2012, 17:34

A lovely well written letter from George. I do hope he reads Anita's reply. It's so lovely to see children enjoying Enid's books and still taking time to write to her. :)

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Re: A Letter from George

Postby Eddie Muir » 07 Jun 2012, 08:08

It is a lovely letter and, like Julie, I hope George reads Anita's reply. :D
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Re: A Letter from George

Postby Moonraker » 07 Jun 2012, 10:41

I thought we had a team who replied to these letters -- or am I dreaming again?
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Re: A Letter from George

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 07 Jun 2012, 10:46

A few of us did volunteer, but I haven't heard anything about it. I'm still happy to email the appropriate people or write to them. :)

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Re: A Letter from George

Postby Lucky Star » 07 Jun 2012, 13:42

Me too if there are any children's letters that need answering. :D
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Re: A Letter from George

Postby Moonraker » 07 Jun 2012, 14:56

I think a personal reply would be ideal. I think it's wishful thinking to imagine that these children would suddenly come across the website. Julie and John, eh? Almost has a ring to it like Fatty and Bets! Are you to have nom de plumes? :D
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Re: A Letter from George

Postby Eddie Muir » 07 Jun 2012, 15:04

Both Daisy and I offered to answer children's letters. :D My offer still stands, and I'm sure that Daisy's does too.
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Re: A Letter from George

Postby Moonraker » 07 Jun 2012, 15:24

The Adventurous Four, eh? That's certainly got a ring to it! :D
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Re: A Letter from George

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 07 Jun 2012, 16:03

Yes, where have I heard that before! :lol:

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Re: A Letter from George

Postby Poppy » 11 Jun 2012, 15:59

Really enjoyed reading George's letter. Do you know if Enid replied?
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Re: A Letter from George

Postby Tony Summerfield » 11 Jun 2012, 18:57

The letter was only sent to me last Wednesday, Poppy, so obviously as Enid died in 1968 George didn't get a reply from her, but he is going to get a reply and hopefully he will also see some of the nice comments that have been written here.
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Re: A Letter from George

Postby poddys » 12 Jun 2012, 08:45

Well if we ever needed proof that Enid Blyton is as popular today as she ever was, George's letter is a prime example.

Of course we don't know if George reads the new versions of the books or the original ones, but he is hooked, and I bet many of his classmates are too.

It's good to know that Enid is still able to get children hooked on reading after all these years.
I went on some great adventures reading the Famous Five books.
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