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A Letter from Tom

Postby Tony Summerfield » 30 Nov 2012, 12:11


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Re: A Letter from Tom

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 30 Nov 2012, 13:13

Another lovely letter there from Tom. Was his fish called Pach as in Patch? Lovely. If only Enid could see these lovely letters! :D

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Re: A Letter from Tom

Postby pete9012S » 30 Nov 2012, 13:19

Great stuff.I would love to visit his imaginary world.Looks great! :D

Well done young Tom. Oh, to be young again! :cry:
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Re: A Letter from Tom

Postby Moonraker » 30 Nov 2012, 15:35

Julie2owlsdene wrote:Was his fish called Pach as in Patch?

Or Pach as in Pachelbel? :wink:
A lovely letter, I loved the attempt at Enid's signature!
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Re: A Letter from Tom

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 30 Nov 2012, 15:42

I enjoyed reading your letter, Tom. Enid Blyton's imaginary worlds are amazing. I'd love to visit the Land of Birthdays which comes to the top of the Faraway Tree in The Enchanted Wood.

I don't think Enid Blyton ever said which was her favourite book out of everything she'd written, but she did mention in an interview that George from the Famous Five series was her favourite character.

Enid Blyton wasn't allowed to have a pet as a child, but when she was grown up she made up for that by keeping dogs, cats, fantail pigeons, goldfish, etc. One of her most famous dogs was a fox terrier called Bobs. Have you ever read Bimbo and Topsy? The cats and dogs in that book are named after pets belonging to Enid and the two girls are named after her daughters, Gillian and Imogen.
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Re: A Letter from Tom

Postby Spitfire » 30 Nov 2012, 19:19

What a lovely letter, I enjoyed reading it when I nipped onto the forums at lunchtime today! Surely Enid would be touched and gratified to know how popular her books still are with children half a century after her death!

I imagine Enid must have seen her books on the shelves of bookshops many times... but I wonder how she felt the very first time?

I've never kept fish as pets myself, and I wonder what a 'cheeky' fish is like???

Thanks for posting all the letters that you get, Tony. It's always enjoyable and interesting to read them.

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Re: A Letter from Tom

Postby Lenoir » 30 Nov 2012, 19:43

I also enjoy the letters and it’s good that we can share them. From reading these letters it seems children of today write in a similar way as my generation did at that age.
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Re: A Letter from Tom

Postby Dr Douglass » 05 Dec 2012, 19:54

Thank you for your lovely comments on my letter.I think it is good aswell because I enjoy writing letters. Thanks for suggesting other books to read. Bye for now. :D
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Re: A Letter from Tom

Postby Tony Summerfield » 05 Dec 2012, 20:19

I am so glad that you have been able to read the comments on your letter, Tom, and thank you very much for sending it to the Society.
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Re: A Letter from Tom

Postby Darrell71 » 08 Dec 2012, 07:14

A lovely letter, and very well written Tom. I loved it!! Yes, I'm sure Enid liked to see her own books on the book shelves!
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Re: A Letter from Tom

Postby Nair Snehalatha » 02 Oct 2013, 18:02

A lovely letter from Tom - very sweet. It's great being young. I wonder what he meant by a ''cheeky'' fish? :D :D
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