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A Letter from Daya

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A Letter from Daya

Postby Tony Summerfield » 11 May 2015, 12:37

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Re: A Letter from Daya

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 11 May 2015, 13:08

What a lovely letter, Daya. The puppet show sounds like a fantastic idea! I love the Faraway Tree books too because they're very imaginative and full of drama and humour. My favourite character is the Saucepan Man.

Stories always came easily to Enid Blyton. When she was a child stories would flood into her head as she lay awake at night, and she also enjoyed making up tales to entertain her younger brothers. As a teenager she began submitting stories and poems to magazines. Even though she received a lot of rejection slips, she kept trying. Her first book was a book of poetry called Child Whispers, published in 1922 when she was in her twenties. It was illustrated by Phyllis Chase, who had been to school with Enid Blyton.

Enid's favourite book when she was a girl was The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald. She enjoyed the magical atmosphere of the story.
"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.

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Re: A Letter from Daya

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 11 May 2015, 14:11

Great letter, and I just love the pencils around the paper. :)

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Re: A Letter from Daya

Postby Poppy » 11 May 2015, 15:09

A beautiful letter, Daya! I love the humour in the Faraway Tree books, too - and, of course, all the magical folk who live in the tree! They are very creative and imaginative books. :D
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