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For all nostalgic children's books fans...

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Enid Sun 22-May-05 13:08:52

Girls Gone By publishing

assumedname Sun 22-May-05 13:34:06

Thanks, Enid.

Allegra Sun 22-May-05 14:17:54

I've just had a look and I'm going to order some of the Chalet school ones.

Pruni Sun 22-May-05 14:22:27

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Louise1980 Sun 22-May-05 14:25:21

Dont recognise those. MAybe they wernt my era, I was more, The Babysitters Club, Sweetvalley etc. Or was I just a loner?

Spacecadet Sun 22-May-05 14:57:28

i used to read the nancy books, any one remember the malory towers books, i have to confess too that i read all the secret 7 and famous 5 books

Spacecadet Sun 22-May-05 14:59:35

my dd has read those louise

Louise1980 Sun 22-May-05 15:00:23

I remember Mallory Towers, my cousin read those and Nancy Drew. I read some famous 5 but not many secret 7. Maybe I was just a loner!

Louise1980 Sun 22-May-05 15:00:45

How old is your dd?

Spacecadet Sun 22-May-05 15:01:49

no youre not a loner!!!!!!!! poss just a diff era, my dd wouldnt dream of reading nancy drew etc and never has done!

Spacecadet Sun 22-May-05 15:02:47

14 louise

BeanieBabe Sun 22-May-05 20:31:45

for all Chalet fans - there's a great site and forum (sorry can't cope with links) and for the forum do /forum

beware - if you enter Cookies and Drabbles you may never be seen again

cupcakes Sun 22-May-05 20:40:38

I read Malory Towers with Darrell and Felicity Rivers, Sally, Alicia, the hateful Gwendoline and the two Mam'zelles - or were they in the Twins at St Claires? I loved those too. Constantly on loan from the local library in rotation although I eventually got the Mallory ones. How I longed to go to their school with the 4 towers and the original infinity pool.

edodgy Sun 22-May-05 21:12:49

cupcakes the 2 mam'zelles were in mallory towers m. dupont and the other one i cant remember, i loved those books and st. clares. i also loved the famous five, the secret seven and the five findouters books. ooh yeah and the enchanted wood and the magic faraway tree...oh the nostalga lol

pooka Sun 22-May-05 21:15:13

I loved Dorita Fairlie Bruce, particularly the Dimsie books. Also Antonia Forest the Marlows and the Traitor), Malcolm Saville and all Angela Brazil. What a fantastic web-site. Have bookmarked for my birthday, am so sad that you can't borrow this type of book from my local libraries these days it's all teen titles now.

moondog Sun 22-May-05 21:18:41 at mention of infinity pool!
Anyone remember the super sleuth double twin family, 'The Bobbsey Twins'? (Maybe not as they were American and introduced to me in the tropics by a mad missionary family.)

WideWebWitch Sun 22-May-05 21:33:03

Hey, I had 3 hours browsing in a second hand book place today and flicked through a St Claire's Enid Blyton, twas most amusing!

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