Jun 22, 2012

Giveaway - Enid Blyton "Famous Five" Box Set (10 books)











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43 comments:

  1. I loved The Magic Faraway Tree and follow up books

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  2. Kim maxwell galwayst@hotmail.comJune 22, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    I loved Moonface, Silky, Saucepan man and the ohers from the Faraway Tree stories, I saved up to buy them and read them many times over and got completely lost in those books!

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  3. I loved Enid Blyton books; my sister and I would read them religiously. I am glad that my beautiful mum held on to our collection because now I read them to my daughters!

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  4. I never owned any Enid Blyton books myself, but I used to visit a friend who had a bookcase full. Her Mum used to let me choose a book to take home and read everytime I visited. Oh, how I used to love that bookshelf. I loved the Adventures of the Wishing Chair and Chinky so much!
    russellcathryn at yahoo dot com.au

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  5. omg, what a great give-away. Who wouldn't love a set of these?

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  6. My most treasured book was the "Tales of Betsy-May"!

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  7. I remember Mum reading me the Faraway Tree books, and then reading them myself once I learnt to read. Enid Blyton is a great author!

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  8. yep we grew up on the Magic Faraway Tree loved it then, still love it now. Tam.c

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  9. I can remember going to the library on a Saturday morning & borrowing a selection of Enid Blyton books. I introduced them to my daughter years later. I would read them to her until she was old enough to read them for herself.

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  10. No childhood memories for me as I was deprived of such books, growing up in the US. I did read some of them to my older son when he was younger. He liked the Faraway Tree and similar titles.

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  11. I absolutely loved The Faraway Tree- and I remember hiding away in bed for hours at a time getting lost in Enid Blyton books!

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  12. Well, being a child of the 1970's, Enid Blyton books were a huge part of my reading enjoyment. One of my absolute fave's was 'The children of willow farm', which I actually still have on my bookshelf with my other treasured favorites from my childhood. Thank you! Monique :)

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  13. Was at school during the early sixties and had a great teacher who loved reading these Famous Five stories to us, rememember all theei adventures in railway tunnels and their great little pooch. Be great to have to read to my grandkids!

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  14. I used to love reading these books when I was young! I grew up with them and Enid Blyton was one of my favourite authors. Love to win so I could pass these on to my son :)

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  15. Cathy Bowdler wattleview62@hotmail.com

    I had a couple of Famous Five books as a kid, just like anonymous I had a friend that had lots of Famous Five books that I borrowed.My favourite character was George, I thought she was so brave and daring. Sadly my friend Gaylene passed away when we were both in grade four, her Mum gave me Gaylenes books, which I have treasured as have my children. Now I'm at the Nanna stage I read them to my Grandkids.

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  16. ELAINE 26JUNE2012June 26, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    RELIGIOUSLY READING ALL FAMOUS FIVE BOOKS IN PRIMARY SCHOOL-WHAT MEMORIES!

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  17. Enid Blyton wrote some great kids books....I loved the many adventures of the Famous Five and the Far Away Tree books were absolutely wonderful...they really were magical.

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  18. I remember reading all the famous five books in primary school, but my best memory is of being cuddled up on the lounge with mum reading the Faraway tree. we read that book so many times!

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  19. My father was a librarian and got in all of the Famous Five books for me to read. I grew up wanting to be George - I love it when there are strong girl role models for young girls to read about :)

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  20. I was such a bookworm growing up and spent plenty of time at the local small country town library reading/borrowing the famous five series. They definitely appealed to my tom boy heart!

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  21. I remember just devouring the Naughtiest Girl in School books... they were like the Harry Potter series to encourage an earlier generation into reading <3

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  22. I used to rush home from school to watch 'The Famous Five' on t.v! I loved that the children were allowed the freedom to have such wonderful adventures at such a young age! I also loved The Magic Faraway Tree and have read it to my daughters. What wonderful stories Enid Blyton wrote and what marvelous imaginings she inspired...!

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  23. Hearing the Magic Faraway Tree, I read it to my daughter and she has her own copy. Its our favourite book and we still read it !!!!

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  24. The magic faraway tree, i read it to my daughter too and its a family favourite that often comes out to be read again and again.

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  25. The Naughtiest Girl series - I was such a goodie-two-shoes when I was a child and to read of someone so naughty was strangely exciting!

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  26. I just loved the Magic Faraway Tree, and The Famous Five go to Smuggler's top. Me eldest daughter is just learning to read, and these books would be perfect for her very soon!

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  27. When nan visited she would always read us The Magic Faraway Tree by the fireplace, my fondest of memories.

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  28. I remember back in 1970 I was moving to the nullabor to live. My nanna had given me three Famous Five books to read on the "Tea and Sugar" train.that started my lifelong obsession with Enid Blyton.

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  29. Being able to buy one of her books a week from the supermarket for my shopping "treat".

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  30. Going to the library each week for more famous five and secret seven.

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  31. Magic Faraway tree!! is my favourite childhood story!

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  32. I used to consume a book a day almost as a child. I WAS part of famous five, well apart from when I was part of secret seven. I love these and love reading them to my kids

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  33. Cassandra MartinJuly 14, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    Being at home from school, sick with tonsillitis and mum bringing me home a Famous Five book to cheer me up <3
    .... And perhaps it's my inner glutton speaking here, but I also recall that she described food in such wonderful and mouthwatering detail! From the "care packages" received by the students in the "Naughtiest Girl" series, to the wonderful picnics enjoyed by the Famous Five there always seemed to be scones with jam and clotted cream aplenty, accompanied of course by "lashings of ginger beer"! ;)

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  34. Mine were hand me downs, so I loved reading the msgs inscribed on the inside cover from my great grandma to my grandma!

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  35. I'd watch The Famous Five on TV at grandmas at dinner time

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  36. Julian, Dick, George, Anne and Timmy were my heroes and I went on every adventure they went on, children ruled in those days!

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  37. My sister and I used to gather up gum nuts and create our own gum nut babies and then make up stories while playing with them

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  38. I never had many books as a child but remember envying a friend who had lots. Happily she would let me borrow them.

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  39. Love The Faraway Tree, remember having it read to me in the library at primary school
    arballantyne@dodo.com.au

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  40. Lashings of ginger beer! I loved George! Such a courageous if headstrong old chap, especially in the face of any danger to poor old Timmy.

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  41. I remember the excitement of getting my hands on an Enid Blyton book at our school library. They were all dog-eared but truly treasured - my personal favourite was the The Adventure series and The Castle of Adventure still holds a place in my heart, but the Secret Seven and Famous Five were also thrilling.

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  42. I started out with Noddy & Big Ears but absolutely loved Famous Five books, secretly considering myself to be George because I was quite the tomboy too. I loved nothing more than soaking up all their adventures and trying to get my younger cousins to come on like adventures with me. Enid Blyton books were always my favourite gift come Christmas.

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