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Favouite childhood books...memories!!

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spykid Tue 19-Apr-05 18:22:00

To continue and broaden the theme.....
\Charlie and choc foctory, and Great glass elevator.
Mallory Towers
The first role a dice books, can't remember what they were called, fantasy fiction type jobby.

Dahlia Tue 19-Apr-05 18:24:06

Ooh Mallory Towers. When they did a pantomime in the fifth, and Alicia played the Demon King and Moira was stuckup and someone was sending poison pen letters which were terribly upsetting, and it turned out to be June, Moira's wayward and difficult younger sister.

No, don't really remember it.

spykid Tue 19-Apr-05 18:25:12

Dahlia ,youre still reading it aren't you.......go on own up

MarsLady Tue 19-Apr-05 18:26:05

My first thought was Mallory Towers. Spooky!

Dahlia Tue 19-Apr-05 18:26:54

bally hell, yes you've rumbled me old thing!!
I loved St Clares too, and absolutely adored Mr Galliano's circus - another enid classic.

spykid Tue 19-Apr-05 18:27:39

we are all as one
>>ooommmmmmmm<< (am chanting in case its not obvious!!)

MarsLady Tue 19-Apr-05 18:29:54

How could I forget Mr Galliano's Circus? I wanted to join that circus (and me not a pet person)

spykid Tue 19-Apr-05 18:31:18

ok more,
Watership down, scared me a bit though
The Borrowers
Alice in Wonderland(couldn't understand it but found it exotically fascinating!

Dahlia Tue 19-Apr-05 18:33:55

Yeah, I loved Watership Down, nearly shit me pants though. Very frightening in parts.
Loved The Diddakoi - Rumer Godden.
Traveller in Time - Alison Uttley.
Charlottes Web - an all time weepy.

MarsLady Tue 19-Apr-05 18:35:43

Wept buckets through Charlotte's Web! Gosh, will have to give this some thought!

Dahlia Tue 19-Apr-05 18:38:39

The lion, the witch and the wardrobe???

spykid Tue 19-Apr-05 18:41:15

bugger you remembered it before me!! good call
have you been rifling through my bookcase!!!!1

chipmonkey Tue 19-Apr-05 18:42:42

Fantastic Mr Fox
The Cat in the Hat
Famous Five, Secret Seven
Little House on the Prairie and all the others
What Katy Did
Emily of New Moon
Pollyanna
Winnie the Pooh
Alice in Wonderland (but preferred Through the looking Glass)
Mary Poppins
Dr Doolittle
Why don't they write such good books for the Grown-ups?

SoupDragon Tue 19-Apr-05 18:44:43

Magic Faraway Tree, Famous Five, Mallory Towers/St Clairs, all the Narnia books....

snafu Tue 19-Apr-05 18:44:45

The Swish Of The Curtain - pleeeease tell me I'm not alone in loving that book?

SoupDragon Tue 19-Apr-05 18:45:04

Oh yes, Dr Doolittle

SoupDragon Tue 19-Apr-05 18:45:30

I can still remember the excitemtn of finding a new copy of Dr Doolittle in the library.

coldtea Tue 19-Apr-05 18:50:31

Magic faraway tree, The wishing chair, anything by Enid Blyton. The twits, The bfg, James & the giant peach anything by Roald Dahl.

essbee Tue 19-Apr-05 18:54:14

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Doddle Tue 19-Apr-05 19:06:21

I loved the Swish of the Curtain, absolutely my favourite, used to dream longingly of putting on glamorous real plays. Also loved, A Wizard of Earthsea, E Nesbitt books, and just about anything really!!!!

sestius Tue 19-Apr-05 19:29:52

Swish of the Curtain was wonderful - glamour and romance and a hero called Nigel. Just like the Archers really. I still love and collect Geoffrey Trease - The Crown of Violet was one of those life-changing books, it gave me the courage to choose Latin and Greek in the face of opposition.

kaansmum Tue 19-Apr-05 22:07:33

Oh, without a doubt the Jill and her Ponies books by Ruby Furgeson - anyone remember them? There were about 8 books in total as I remember. They were all about Jill and her adventures with her two ponies Black Boy and Rapide. They were fab and I read them all about a hundred times over. If I still had them now I swear I'd read them all again too!

Evesmama Tue 19-Apr-05 22:08:15

freckle juice

ambrosia Tue 19-Apr-05 22:11:37

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Judd Tue 19-Apr-05 22:13:15

Yes - loved the "Jill" books
Also a series of books about ballet by Lorna Hill - "Veronica at the Wells" etc.
All the Noel Streatfield books - "The Vicarage Family", "Ballet Shoes for Anna"
Also The Chalet School books and Trebizon books

When I was younger, I loved My Naughty Little Sister books and can't wait to buy them for DD!

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