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Re: General Journal Natter

Postby pete9012S » 09 Nov 2017, 17:11

Maybe one day I may live to see a Journal cover utilising Betty Maxey???

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Re: General Journal Natter

Postby Rob Houghton » 09 Nov 2017, 18:56

"I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore..."
'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: General Journal Natter

Postby Moonraker » 09 Nov 2017, 18:58

Maxey is an acclaimed illustrator, and I would have no objection to her work being shown on a future cover. Maybe Pete would care to write an article as well. :)
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Re: General Journal Natter

Postby Rob Houghton » 09 Nov 2017, 18:59

An article would be very interesting to be honest - I'd like to know more about Maxey - why she was chosen, what happened to her after she finished the Famous Five books, what sort of life she led etc. :-D
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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: General Journal Natter

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 09 Nov 2017, 20:42

We had an article on Betty Maxey in Journal 53 (Spring 2014), written by Peter Taylor who knew Betty and her husband Dale. It was an interesting piece although it only covered a portion of her life in detail.
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Re: General Journal Natter

Postby sixret » 09 Nov 2017, 20:45

Thanks Anita for the info. The contents of the journal is now available. A Grand Book For You! has piqued my interest.

Editorial (3)
The Mystery That Never Was – Part 1: by Anita Bensoussane (4)
Holidays in Enid Blyton's Dorset by Emilia Brooks (11)
Uncollected Stories from Enid Blyton's Magazine – No. 3: One Winter Afternoon (12)
Serious About Enid by Don Townshend (19)
Susie – Love Her or Hate Her by Julie Heginbotham (20)
My Enid Blyton Cookery Book – Part 1: by Robert Houghton (24)
Cover Stories by John Lester (32)
My Involvement with the Life and Work of Enid Blyton by Sheila Ray (36)
From My Window – No. 23: Summer Gold (42)
Eileen Soper Illustrations from the Pennant Readers – No. 22: The Cat That Was Forgotten (43)
75th Anniversary of Five On a Treasure Island (44)
The Making of Cloud 9's The Enid Blyton Secret Series – Part 1: by Nick Hopkins (46)
Anne Kirrin's Diary – Part 2: by Ilsa Cheeseman (54)
A Grand Book For You! (65)
Enid Blyton Stories from the Roaring 20s – No. 19: Prince Furious and the Spanking Slippers (66)
Miss Pepper by John Pickup (72)
Was Enid a Dame Slap? by Angela Canning (78)
A Letter from Enid Blyton – No. 24 (84)
Book Page – No. 34: Enid Blyton's Bedtime Series (88)
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Re: General Journal Natter

Postby sixret » 09 Nov 2017, 20:47

I am very much looking forward to reading an article by Sheila Ray. I love that kind of article especially from Enid Blyton’s experts! :D
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Re: General Journal Natter

Postby sixret » 09 Nov 2017, 20:50

Serious About Enid has definitely made me curious.is it about book collecting? Or is it about Enid’s works? Can’t wait to read it! :D
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Re: General Journal Natter

Postby Rob Houghton » 09 Nov 2017, 20:58

Thanks Anita - I somehow missed that one in Journal 53 - or I forgot about it! :-)
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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
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Re: General Journal Natter

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 09 Nov 2017, 20:59

The contents page you've put up is the one for Journal 63, Sixret!
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Re: General Journal Natter

Postby Rob Houghton » 09 Nov 2017, 21:00

sixret wrote:Thanks Anita for the info. The contents of the journal is now available. A Grand Book For You! has piqued my interest.

Editorial (3)
The Mystery That Never Was – Part 1: by Anita Bensoussane (4)
Holidays in Enid Blyton's Dorset by Emilia Brooks (11)
Uncollected Stories from Enid Blyton's Magazine – No. 3: One Winter Afternoon (12)
Serious About Enid by Don Townshend (19)
Susie – Love Her or Hate Her by Julie Heginbotham (20)
My Enid Blyton Cookery Book – Part 1: by Robert Houghton (24)
Cover Stories by John Lester (32)
My Involvement with the Life and Work of Enid Blyton by Sheila Ray (36)
From My Window – No. 23: Summer Gold (42)
Eileen Soper Illustrations from the Pennant Readers – No. 22: The Cat That Was Forgotten (43)
75th Anniversary of Five On a Treasure Island (44)
The Making of Cloud 9's The Enid Blyton Secret Series – Part 1: by Nick Hopkins (46)
Anne Kirrin's Diary – Part 2: by Ilsa Cheeseman (54)
A Grand Book For You! (65)
Enid Blyton Stories from the Roaring 20s – No. 19: Prince Furious and the Spanking Slippers (66)
Miss Pepper by John Pickup (72)
Was Enid a Dame Slap? by Angela Canning (78)
A Letter from Enid Blyton – No. 24 (84)
Book Page – No. 34: Enid Blyton's Bedtime Series (88)


I think you're a bit confused, Sixret! That's the contents from the last Journal - number 63! :lol: :shock:
'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: General Journal Natter

Postby sixret » 09 Nov 2017, 21:09

Ooopppsss... :oops: :oops: :lol:
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Re: General Journal Natter

Postby Lenoir » 12 Nov 2017, 13:10

That's the one I'm reading, having received it last week!
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Re: General Journal Natter

Postby Sally H » 12 Nov 2017, 14:42

I still don't know how you produce the journal of this quality for our membership subscription cost, Tony. I hope we will see an increase from next year? I hope everyone agrees this is overdue, and I for one would be happy to pay £12 - that is after all only £1 per month.
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Re: General Journal Natter

Postby Eddie Muir » 12 Nov 2017, 15:05

I totally agree, Sally. A price increase is long overdue. :D
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