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Enid Blyton letter found in £1 book in Hay On Wye.

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Re: Enid Blyton letter found in £1 book in Hay On Wye.

Postby Rob Houghton » 15 Mar 2017, 13:24

I'm puzzled how someone altered mine!! ;-)
'Oh voice of Spring of Youth
hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

(E. Blyton, Sunday Times, 1951)



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Re: Enid Blyton letter found in £1 book in Hay On Wye.

Postby pete9012S » 15 Mar 2017, 14:40

Back on topic,did anyone say how much the printed letter the lady found is actually worth?
"I don't remember it very well," said Daddy. "But I feel sure it's an exciting kind of place. Anyway, you'll love it! It's called Kirrin Bay.

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Re: Enid Blyton letter found in £1 book in Hay On Wye.

Postby Rob Houghton » 15 Mar 2017, 19:49

About £1. ;-)
'Oh voice of Spring of Youth
hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

(E. Blyton, Sunday Times, 1951)



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Re: Enid Blyton letter found in £1 book in Hay On Wye.

Postby Courtenay » 15 Mar 2017, 20:47

:lol: :mrgreen:
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Re: Enid Blyton letter found in £1 book in Hay On Wye.

Postby pete9012S » 15 Mar 2017, 20:50

Thanks Rob.
Amazing to think how much news interest an item worth so little can generate! :shock:
"I don't remember it very well," said Daddy. "But I feel sure it's an exciting kind of place. Anyway, you'll love it! It's called Kirrin Bay.

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Re: Enid Blyton letter found in £1 book in Hay On Wye.

Postby Fiona1986 » 16 Mar 2017, 11:01

My dad was very pleased to have spotted the story in the newspaper and proudly presented the torn out article to me the last time I was over there. I had to say yes, I had already seen the story and no, it wasn't accurate. But somehow I still ended up taking it home and now it's sitting in the living room for no reason at all.
"It's the ash! It's falling!" yelled Julian, almost startling Dick out of his wits...
"Listen to its terrible groans and creaks!" yelled Julian, almost beside himself with impatience.


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Re: Enid Blyton letter found in £1 book in Hay On Wye.

Postby Moonraker » 16 Mar 2017, 11:16

Rob Houghton wrote:I'm puzzled how someone altered mine!! ;-)


That is the possible misuse to which I was referring! :P
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