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Journal 64

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Re: Journal 64

Postby John Pickup » 12 Dec 2017, 05:19

I've finally managed to catch up with more articles from the journal and, once again, the quality of writing is remarkable.
I'm so glad that Daisy unearthed more letters for us all to read. I enjoy reading this sort of article where, through a succession of chronological letters, we learn of the fortunes of the Kirrins. It's wonderful to read about Quentin as a young man and the mystery surrounding Albert's son. This must have been quite difficult to write and, credit to Daisy, she has done it magnificently.
Rob's Cookery Book was interesting because it involved many books and stories I have yet to read. I do have several of the school books but I want to possess the sets of each before I read them. The various short stories he mentions whet the appetite and I am still looking out for a reasonable copy of the Treasury.
An excellent article by Angela Canning about Dorothy Wheeler and a gorgeous colour spread of hers in the centre pages.
Tony's contribution concerns some of Enid's rarest offerings, a comic I had previously never heard of. Peter seemed to get off lightly in Too Late To Be Sorry and his sister suffers a name change! I bet very few of these comics have survived.
I've read Mystery That Never Was about three times and I agree that it isn't one of Enid's finest works. But Anita has a knack of describing books in such a way that you want to visit them again. I must admit I never picked up on the Miss Clewes character in a mystery book. Perhaps the greatest mystery was the misunderstanding about the new Adventure book. I tend to agree that this book never existed and was in fact the title discussed in the article.
Hopefully, I shall continue with the journal over the next day or so. This edition has, so far, proved to be yet another marvellous read and many thanks to the various contributors and to Tony for putting it all together.
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Re: Journal 64

Postby Lenoir » 14 Dec 2017, 19:53

My journal 64 was in the post box today! In time for Christmas and it's nice to be up to date again.
Thanks, Tony.
A nice colourful cover, very autumnal.
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Re: Journal 64

Postby Moonraker » 19 Dec 2017, 11:35

I have now read most of the Journal and as usual, thoroughly enjoyed it. I wasn't too sure about Kirrin village being actually Swanage, although as it says so in the official Society Journal, it must be true! If I have more time, I will write more, but life is pretty hectic here at the moment.
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Re: Journal 64

Postby Rob Houghton » 19 Dec 2017, 13:05

I've often thought of Rubadub being Swanage...but certainly not Kirrin! :lol:
'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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