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Journal 63

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Re: Journal 63

Postby Kate Mary » 26 Jul 2017, 08:56

I like to take my time reading the Journal but I was even longer this time. I went away on holiday and forgot to take it with me but I've now read every article and story and enjoyed them all. An outstanding piece was Ilsa Cheeseman's Anne Kirrin's Diary, now we know the relationship between Quentin and Fanny Kirrin and how they met. A most imaginative piece of writing.

I'm not a fan of film adaptations, I much prefer the written word but I enjoyed Nick Hopkins' article on filming the Secret series and what it takes to bring these stories to the screen.

I found the letter from Enid very interesting, Chris Poole must have been listening closely to the story to spot such a small error. And the cherry on the top as always are the uncollected stories, Prince Furious and the Spanking Slippers must be Enid's best title. Thank you for a splendid edition of the Journal.
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Re: Journal 63

Postby Chrissie777 » 26 Jul 2017, 11:55

IceMaiden wrote:I am very sorry to hear that the Enid Blyton shop has completely gone :( . It sounds like it was a wonderful shop, a proper old style little shop with warmth and charm which are sadly disappearing, and it's a shame it wasn't allowed to be left open as an Enid Blyton heritage centre or local interest museum of some sort. Places like that should be kept not closed. Chrissie - I've had your pm, I'll read and reply to you tomorrow if I get a chance as it's really late here now!


IceMaiden, don't worry. I'm very busy right now as well. :D
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Re: Journal 63

Postby Moonraker » 26 Jul 2017, 12:44

I have now read From My Window - No.23: Summer Gold.

If anyone had doubts about Enid's wonderful imagination, then this is a must-read. What an imagination. I too closed my eyes when Enid shut the gate, and I was alongside her - taking in the wonderful view of golden buttercups and big, white daisies. I longed to stay when Enid decided to leave. Oh that she stayed until the dancing fairy-folk got there. Oh that I could have stayed with her.
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Re: Journal 63

Postby Rob Houghton » 26 Jul 2017, 12:46

What are you drinking?! :lol: :twisted:
'Oh voice of Spring of Youth
hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

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Re: Journal 63

Postby Courtenay » 26 Jul 2017, 16:03

:D Great minds think alike, Rob... :twisted: :wink: :wink:
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Re: Journal 63

Postby pete9012S » 26 Jul 2017, 17:04

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Re: Journal 63

Postby Courtenay » 26 Jul 2017, 17:19

:lol: :lol: :lol: Brilliant, Pete. :mrgreen: :wink:
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Re: Journal 63

Postby John Pickup » 26 Jul 2017, 17:23

I wouldn't mind a pint of that. :D
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Re: Journal 63

Postby Chrissie777 » 26 Jul 2017, 17:24

Thanks Pete, that made my day! :wink: :wink: :wink:
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Re: Journal 63

Postby pete9012S » 26 Jul 2017, 17:34

John Pickup wrote:I wouldn't mind a pint of that. :D


"Those that believe - or drink the brew will see the fairies too...."



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Re: Journal 63

Postby Rob Houghton » 26 Jul 2017, 17:40

To misquote a famous movie line: "I'll have what he's having!" :lol:
'Oh voice of Spring of Youth
hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

(E. Blyton, Sunday Times, 1951)



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Re: Journal 63

Postby John Pickup » 26 Jul 2017, 17:46

I can see 'em, Pete. I really can. :D
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Re: Journal 63

Postby sixret » 26 Jul 2017, 17:59

:lol: :lol: :lol:
KIFARAH & KARMA- What goes around comes around.


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Re: Journal 63

Postby Chrissie777 » 26 Jul 2017, 19:00

Rob Houghton wrote:To misquote a famous movie line: "I'll have what he's having!" :lol:


:wink: (When Harry met Sally)
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Re: Journal 63

Postby Moonraker » 28 Jul 2017, 15:55

Haha! Great, Pete!

Incidentally, we watched Secret of Moon Castle (Cloud 9) yesterday - my grandson chose it. I wonder why Jack Trent left the Mannering household and skipped over to the Arnolds to be adopted? The plot also seemed to pinch some ideas from Mountain of Adventure, with people thinking they could fly after drinking the potion!

My grandson wanted to know why the girl was called Piggy. We had to explain that that was how people from New Zealand spoke. :)

Nick Hopkins mentioned this in his excellent article (which I think I forgot to mention in my review). I must watch the rest of the series to see how far they wander from the original stories.
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