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Enid Blyton and the Famous Five Frozen in Time – an essay

The Famous Five are, certainly, famous. This long-suffering bunch of four kids and a dog have found a secret passage, been kidnapped, and discovered bands of smugglers virtually every school holiday since 1942. Plenty has been written about the quaint picnics and repetitive plots, but not so much I think on the subject I’m aboutContinue reading “Enid Blyton and the Famous Five Frozen in Time – an essay”

Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish storyteller of the Pacific

Among legendary Scottish writers, Robert Louis Stevenson possibly has the most iconic works to survive to modern audiences: Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Kidnapped… But lesser known are the stories from his time in the Pacific Islands, particularly Samoa, where he spent the last few years of his unfortunatelyContinue reading “Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish storyteller of the Pacific”

Reading The Wind in the Willows as an adult – not the simple idyllic tale it seems?

The classic children’s novel The Wind in the Willows has been on my reading list since before I could read. Finally, I got round to it this spring after university exams had finished. From the very beginning, with the character of Mole ditching his spring cleaning to go have some fun – all too relatableContinue reading “Reading The Wind in the Willows as an adult – not the simple idyllic tale it seems?”

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