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Re: Enid Blyton Manuscripts

Postby sixret » 20 Dec 2016, 14:32

After reading Nigel's comment, I could say that I am very interested in reading the article in question. From what I gather from the comment, the article almost looks like John Curran's two books about Agatha Christie's writing process. This aspect really fascinates me the most especially both are my favourite authors! I really hope(very much!) that Tony will consider reprint the article in the next Journal so that wider and newer fans are able to read it.
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Re: Enid Blyton Manuscripts

Postby Rob Houghton » 20 Dec 2016, 14:42

Or post it on the website somewhere... ;-)
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Re: Enid Blyton Manuscripts

Postby sixret » 20 Dec 2016, 14:53

Hear! Hear! :D
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Re: Enid Blyton Manuscripts

Postby Moonraker » 20 Dec 2016, 15:32

Tony Summerfield wrote:Michael Rouse gave it as the reason for closing Green Hedges after No. 18, as he had had several complaints about it, including some from the family who were very offended by it!


I also said that nobody actually complained about the article, it was simply that Michael Rouse thought they might.


Now I am confused! I have re-read your post and see that Michael said he had received no letters about it. I wonder who the "several complaints" came from?
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Re: Enid Blyton Manuscripts

Postby Tony Summerfield » 20 Dec 2016, 17:10

I am not sure why you are confused, but I had better repeat myself:-

Michael Rouse gave it as the reason for closing Green Hedges after No. 18, as he had had several complaints about it, including some from the family who were very offended by it! When I next spoke to him about two years later he admitted that he hadn't had any complaints at all, he simply said that at the time to give a convincing reason as to why he was closing Green Hedges.
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Re: Enid Blyton Manuscripts

Postby Rob Houghton » 20 Dec 2016, 17:29

so basically he lied?!! :shock:

This article is getting more and more intriguing by the minute!! :twisted:
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Re: Enid Blyton Manuscripts

Postby Moonraker » 20 Dec 2016, 18:58

I have no idea why you would think I would not be confused, with two contradicting statements! It would appear that Rob has hit the nail on the head - he lied!
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Re: Enid Blyton Manuscripts

Postby Courtenay » 20 Dec 2016, 22:20

This really is getting intriguing. I think Tony may have to reprint that article either in the next Journal or somewhere on this website, or he'll have us badgering him about it for all eternity. :mrgreen:
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