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Time of the Month

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Re: Time of the Month

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 15 Jun 2011, 15:43

Yes, all the extracts each month are from Enid Blyton's writings.

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So was my younger sister. In fact, it's her 40th birthday today. I can't see her as she lives in Australia, but I've sent her a card and a couple of books she wanted and have also emailed her.
"Heyho for a starry night and a heathery bed!" - Jack, The Secret Island.

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Re: Time of the Month

Postby Viv of Ginger Pop » 15 Jun 2011, 23:55

I enjoy reading the monthly bit too - when I remember!

But... I have just read a Blyton poem about skinny-dipping in the moonlight at mid-summer! :oops:
What would the press make of that :shock: :roll:

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Re: Time of the Month

Postby Lucky Star » 16 Jun 2011, 08:59

Viv of Ginger Pop wrote:But... I have just read a Blyton poem about skinny-dipping in the moonlight at mid-summer! :oops:


After a game of beach tennis perhaps? :lol:
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Re: Time of the Month

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 16 Nov 2012, 15:58

I've just been reading Monthly Enid Blyton for November. The picture brought back memories of foggy days in the 50's during November when I was a kid. Dark, dreary long days, as I wished for Christmas to come much sooner! :)

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Re: Time of the Month

Postby Spitfire » 02 Oct 2013, 22:05

From October's Seasonal Notes to the choice selection box that is 'Monthly Enid Blyton' - two treats in one evening!!

I think it was just last month that a Find-Outers extract had me chuckling aloud, but there is not much giggling to be had this time. Instead, these little snippets all seem to have a tone of earnestness about them that reflects the 'knuckling down' mindset that people often take when they're getting ready to face a coming winter. I enjoyed the extract from the 1958 Enid Blyton Magazine, when Enid is praising a teenager for his act of selflessness and generosity, thus encouraging other young readers to behave in the same way if they have the opportunity.

I bought a hardback copy of The Adventures of Pip a few months ago, and it is still sitting on my shelf unread, apart from a few quick dips. I suspect, from this little extract, and the little I've read of the book that Pip is simply a tool that Enid uses to teach children about the natural world.

I like Uncle Merry's contribution, too. Two Octobers ago, I stood in my sister-in-law's garden and watched a gorgeous golden garden spider building a web in exactly the same way that is described by Uncle Merry in this extract. How utterly fascinated I was. I stood and watched for ages as the spider caught the thread coming from it with one leg, pushing it out and attaching it with unerring evenness to a spoke before moving to the next one and repeating the procedure, over and over, using all eight legs as it moved around its web.

My favourite 'snippet' is undoubtedly the poem. I absolutely love the idea of elfin folk using polished berries, golden leaves and gossamer fine thread to deck themselves out in! It's a wonderful poem - simple, rhythmic and imaginative.
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