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this is a jolly wizard group aquila!
I loved Five Go Mad in Dorset ... it was the name of your group alone that propelled me over here! Although it may mystify most of the non-Brits ;-)
I nominate Anne of Green Gables and the other L.M. Montgomery books to join your list of children's series. Obviously these are a bit less "school and hols" than the Blyton and Rowling books, but they're endearing nonetheless.
P.S. I wonder why the URL says lashingsofgingerbee? Sounds rather dangerous.
And technically, I'm not a Brit!
Oh, and Alan Garner! I really don't own enough of his books.
I haven't read Molesworth for years. Those illustrations by Ronald Searle - hilarious. Must hunt up some of those books again.
SimPenguin: Another E. Nesbit reader. Lovely!
and I really can't keep that up!
Rumbles of Rumbledon indeed.
And: yay Firefly! Nice to see it topping a list. If only that had happened more often before the show was cancelled.
I know that some people don't like the idea of entering DVDs (or CDs) onto LT, but ... I actually point friends to my LT library because I am willing to lend the items in it. Books are for sharing. (Well, most of them anyway.) And since that's just as true of my small collection of DVDs, why not include them too? That's my theory, which is mine.
I hav a cuple of molesworth boooks. veri funi.
And yay Firefly - a modern ripping yarn for sure :)
I haven't reread any of them in a long time but I might have to now.
Way before I heard of fanfic or slash fiction, I wanted John and Nancy to get married... I wonder if anyone's ever explored sequels in fanfic or elsewhere?
The only one I read as a child was We didn't mean to go to sea which is a fairly unique member of the series. I read the others once I got to university, collecting them for a friend. And I do love them. The first one of course "If not duffers, won't drown". And I love that Swallowdale takes a holiday that could have been spoilt and makes new adventures of it.
Who has read The Far-distant Oxus by Katharine Hull and Pamela Whitlock?
I have a complete set of the Swallows and Amazons series, including Coots in the North which is a sad collection of fragments of a book that was unfinished at Ransome's death, and which would have linked up the S&A with the Coots.
When I was younger We didn't mean to go to sea and the Coots books were my least favourites and Peter Duck and Missee Lee were my favourites but as an adult I've changed my mind. I now like all the others better than PD and ML (although I still love them, too).
Funny as the first time I was forced to read it aged eight by my parents... stands the test of time.
To 2nd MindfulOne, I also love Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking series & George Selden's. Maybe they're outside the scope of this group?
Has anybody else read & liked Kate Seredy's books?
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I have a large amount of Enid Blyton books. May I join your group?
And don't worry, there are plenty here who own more Enid Blyton books than you do!
Of course I came away with a whole bag of books, mostly childrens, the rest were things I'd never read that looked interesting.
I'm also collecting the Chalet School books rather a lot lately and am waiting impatiently for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Do I qualify for this group? :-)
Welcome kindred spirit!
... now I must be off to buy some ginger beer!
*is very happy*
OH! and they have Elinor Lyon books! I loved those and they're hard to come by too. Lovely.
I ordered the 3 Elinor Lyon books that Fidra has re-published from amazon.co.uk and they came last week. I am happy to report that they're as good as I remembered. All her books are your basic "kids having adventures with minimal adult supervision" stories, set in either Scotland or Wales. These three are about a brother and sister, Ian and Sovra, in Scotland. In the The house in hiding, Ian and Sovra burn down a bothy they're supposed to be camping in near their home but still convince their parents to let them go stay in another little abandoned house that they've found. There's a missing heir plot too. The second book, We daren't go a'hunting, is about foiling poachers, and the third, Run away home has Ian and Sovra meeting a runaway orphan girl and helping her to elude pursuit and find a family.