Literary Love Letters: Dear Enid Blyton, From Samantha Tonge – Reblogged from Novelicious


I’ve had this bookmarked for a while, but haven’t needed to use it as we’ve had plenty of material from contributors lately. Rather than having Chris’ Adventure Series posts back to back we thought we’d break things up a little and finally share this letter from Samantha Tongue to Enid Blyton.

Dear Enid Blyton,

I’m not sure where to start, in thanking you for inspiring a life-long love of books. Nor could I mention just one of your many stories. I grew up devouring tales of the Famous Five, Brer Rabbit and St Clare’s … I still have many of these novels in my loft, brown and warped from the hours, as a child, I used to read them whilst soaking in the bath. Sometimes they would fall in and I’d dry them in the airing cupboard…

To read the rest, head over to the Novelicious blog.

I’ve never dropped a book in the bath, but my sister once dropped a school library copy of The River of Adventure in the toilet. It never was the same after that.

Photo credit: Julie Edgley / Foter / CC BY-SA

Photo credit: Julie Edgley / Foter / CC BY-SA

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2 Responses to Literary Love Letters: Dear Enid Blyton, From Samantha Tonge – Reblogged from Novelicious

  1. Francis says:

    The ‘River of Adventure’ down the loo! Have you forgiven her yet?
    Francis

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