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Journal 59

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Re: Journal 59

Postby Lenoir » 03 Apr 2016, 06:45

My Journal arrived in the week. I turned to the middle first to look at the colour illustrations / book covers. It's become my favourite part of the Journal.
Looking forward to reading the rest of it!
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Re: Journal 59

Postby Lenoir » 10 Apr 2016, 16:01

A fine journal which I enjoyed reading. I found the Enid at School article particularly interesting and it was good to learn more about Lacrosse!

Daisy wrote:I was interested to read the "Happy Ending" at the end of Nick Hopkins' article on the making of the Castle of Adventure. It was great to read that Ted Francis felt so passionately about the violent content of some TV made for children that he ploughed in so much of his own money to get the filming of an Enid Blyton story made and actually onto our screens.


I also liked that piece. Nice to get the background details. And good for him.
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Re: Journal 59

Postby Machupicchu14 » 28 Apr 2016, 18:49

I have just received the Enid Blyton society journal!! :D I am reading now Robert Houghton's article. I just love the journal! Thanks everyone for the great job! It has made my day :wink:
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love"
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Re: Journal 59

Postby Lucky Star » 29 Apr 2016, 17:52

Yes the arrival of a new Journal usually makes everyone's day around here. Glad you're enjoying it. :D
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Re: Journal 59

Postby Chrissie777 » 29 Apr 2016, 18:58

That's right. 8)
Can't wait for the the next one in July!!!
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Re: Journal 59

Postby Rob Houghton » 29 Apr 2016, 19:34

Journal number 60! That has to be a special issue! 8)
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Re: Journal 59

Postby Chrissie777 » 29 Apr 2016, 20:27

I'm sure it will be very special! :)
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Re: Journal 59

Postby Lucky Star » 29 Apr 2016, 22:15

Seems like only last month we were preparing for the very special Journal 50. :? :lol:
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Re: Journal 59

Postby Eddie Muir » 29 Apr 2016, 22:33

Every issue of the Journal is special! :D
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Re: Journal 59

Postby Tony Summerfield » 29 Apr 2016, 22:44

Rob Houghton wrote:Journal number 60! That has to be a special issue! 8)


I have to say I haven't even thought about it yet, but it will actually be my 50th Journal. I did actually redo the first ten to make sure they all had contents pages (none did originally) and also gave eight of them colour covers, but I can only claim to have done the next 49 entirely on my own. I am sure there is somebody out there eagerly waiting to do the next 50! :roll:
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Re: Journal 59

Postby Daisy » 29 Apr 2016, 22:51

Lucky Star wrote:Seems like only last month we were preparing for the very special Journal 50. :? :lol:


That was my thought too John. It seems impossible that this year is 10 issues later... Time certainly seems to race by these days.
Tony Summerfield wrote: I am sure there is somebody out there eagerly waiting to do the next 50! :roll:


I feel that that is a vain hope Tony - you do such a good job for us.
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Re: Journal 59

Postby Chrissie777 » 30 Apr 2016, 00:18

Tony Summerfield wrote:...I am sure there is somebody out there eagerly waiting to do the next 50! :roll:


Please don't stop, Tony!!! :shock:
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Re: Journal 59

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 30 Apr 2016, 10:04

Tony, you do such a splendid job it would be hard for anyone to match it! Putting together 50-60 issues of the Journal (and hopefully many more! :) ) is a real achievement. Checking the contributions and deciding on the order is just the tip of the iceberg - there's also finding and scanning illustrations, selecting uncollected material written by Enid Blyton and typing it up, writing the editorial and contents page and sometimes other pieces too, dealing with subscriptions and keeping records (subscriptions trickle in a few at a time and it's an ongoing job for Tony keeping on top of them all), getting the Journals printed, preparing the envelopes for sending out (including relevant enclosures), taking them to the post office, responding to queries... All I can say is that the Journal is a fantastic work of art as well as entertaining and informative, and is greatly appreciated. I often read and refer to back issues. Excellent value for money too! Thanks so much, Tony! :D
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Re: Journal 59

Postby Eddie Muir » 30 Apr 2016, 10:06

Hear, hear, Anita. :D
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Re: Journal 59

Postby Tony Summerfield » 30 Apr 2016, 10:21

Kind, but a bit OTT, Anita! :oops: It sounds a bit like a 'golden handshake', with the announcement of the new editor coming next! :lol:
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