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What's your favourite childhood read?

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  1. Isis

    Isis Ancient Egypt Nut!

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    I just took a trip down memory lane when I went for a gander in our local charity shop. There on the bookshelf was the whole "Little House on The Prairie" series by Laura Ingalls Wilder,

    Oh how I loved these books and watching it on tv. I still have a couple of the books on my shelf today. "On the Banks of Plum Creek" and "The Long Winter".

    I loved it. I can still see nasty Nelly Olsen now with her blonde ringlets!!!

    Anyone else remember or have I lost the plot?:D

    What was your favourite story?
     
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    I used to love watching Little House on the Prairie:)

    I used to read all the Enid Blyton boarding school books. Mallory Towers and all that.

    Most of the time I read poetry. Always loved poetry.
     
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    You took me back there hun. I remember reading all the Malory Towers series as well!!! Loved them!! They made boarding school sound appealing to me....LOL

    Poetry....I love it too....wish I had nothing else to do but read it. I would spend all day doing it if I could....x
     
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    I loved the Mallory Towers books - I was going to buy the set for my eldest for her birthday but they only had the 'odd' numbers instead of all of them :(
     
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    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was the best book I read as a child.
     
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    I'm trying to think of the other school book like Malory Towers that Enid Blyton wrote. What was the name of it?:confused:

    In my early teens I remember enjoying the Mary Ann books by Catherine Cookson.

    I'd forgotten about them
     
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    I loved all the Milly Molly Mandy books....oh happy days! :)
     
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    I loved the Alfred Hitchcock seris of books featuring the 3 detectives.

    That seems to have set the scene for my adult light reading tastes because I love action/adventure books if I haven't got my head in an autobiography :)
     
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    Secret Seven? Famous Five?

    Am I showing my age here?! :rolleyes:
     
  11. Diva

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    Oh yeah The Famous Five.....and also Emile and The Detectives
     
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    Just seen that - remember this? :D

    Milly Molly Mandy
    Sweet as sugar candy
    Pretty little eyes are blue!! :cool:
     
  13. Isobel1965

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    OOH Mallory Towers, yes yes yes!!!! And I know the other books you mean but can't think of the name...argh!

    I read em all!

    I also loved "To kill a mockingbird" but didn't really get it's undercurrents til I did it for O level! Bless me!
     
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    Oh and Nancy Drew!
     
  15. DQ

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    Thought to Kill a Mockingbird was amazing!! :cool:
     
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    Me too - I loved it with a passion! I thought it was just so sad but didn't get the mockingbird analogy for a while lol. I wanted to be Scout with her lovely dad (esp when I saw the film with Gregory Peck - awwwww!)
     
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    I had To Kill a Mocking Bird for 'O' level as well. Plus Sons and Lovers:eek:
     
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    Oh yes, I did too - plus Midsummer's Night's Dream!

    Blimey! Think I did WH Auden too - or was that for A level??

    Dunno - too long ago to remember lol
     
  19. Diva

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    We did Macbeth and I loved it.....
     
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    Thought it was fantastic!!!:D :cool:
     
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    Had Midsummer Night's dream too - this is spooky
     
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