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There are libraries on the Island who will not carry Enid Blyton books because of their perceived racism and dated attitudes. It's bullshit and wokery. I read loads of them when I was a kid and am very glad I did. I can still pick one up and read it for pleasure and childhood nostalgia of a better and simpler world where values counted.

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15 minutes ago, Shake me up Judy said:

There are libraries on the Island who will not carry Enid Blyton books because of their perceived racism and dated attitudes. It's bullshit and wokery. I read loads of them when I was a kid and am very glad I did. I can still pick one up and read it for pleasure and childhood nostalgia of a better and simpler world where values counted.

Which libraries on the Island?

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7 minutes ago, Shake me up Judy said:

There are libraries on the Island who will not carry Enid Blyton books because of their perceived racism and dated attitudes. It's bullshit and wokery. I read loads of them when I was a kid and am very glad I did. I can still pick one up and read it for pleasure and childhood nostalgia of a better and simpler world where values counted.

I read them as a kid, enjoyed the Folk of the Faraway Tree. Even then Famous Five and Secret Seven seemed old fashioned and the kids were unrealistically posh. I suppose having read them made the Comic Strip's take on them.

I thought stories like Stig of the Dump or Alan Garner's stories much more relevant to my life then and there's forty years of children's writing since then (plus all those dreadful Harry Potter stories). Libraries and schools only have space for so many books - that will limit the number of older books that form they keep. For all the nostalgia for a childhood they didn't actually live that Enid's books instill in old people she's not up there with Alice In Wonderland or the Nania books or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or if you want posh kids dicking about in summer Swallows and Amazons - in terms of imagination or use of language. 

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25 minutes ago, kevster said:

This story comes around every few years

It's actually been going on since the 1930s.  Teachers have never really liked them because they don't introduce kids to new vocabulary and so on.   The best you can say is they get children into the habit of reading and most will get bored with them fairly quickly and start reading more complex stuff (ie practically anything else).

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Should children's books only feature working class kids ? That's the inference of your last comment Declan. Beautiful children's stories such as Swallows and Amazons or The Railway Children were enjoyed by kids of all backgrounds. Children read them as stories. They're not familiar with the work of Karl Marx or that leftist shite that you judge everything by. 

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2 minutes ago, Shake me up Judy said:

Should children's books only feature working class kids ? That's the inference of your last comment Declan. Beautiful children's stories such as Swallows and Amazons or The Railway Children were enjoyed by kids of all backgrounds. Children read them as stories. They're not familiar with the work of Karl Marx or that leftist shite that you judge everything by. 

What a bizarre and twisted take on a post that recommends Alice In Wonderland, the Nania books and Swallows and Amazons. 

 

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2 minutes ago, Shake me up Judy said:

'Posh kids dicking around'

You're just determined to be offended. Snowflake. 

My personal dislike of a book doesn't mean I think every book should be it's opposite. 

 

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11 minutes ago, Shake me up Judy said:

Beautiful children's stories such as Swallows and Amazons or The Railway Children were enjoyed by kids of all backgrounds. Children read them as stories. They're not familiar with the work of Karl Marx or that leftist shite that you judge everything by. 

Edith Nesbit "was a follower of the Marxist socialist William Morris", Arthur Ransome married Trotsky's secretary who "was involved in smuggling diamonds from the USSR to Paris to help fund the Comintern".   Marxists everywhere you look.

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I read quite a few Blyton books as a child and they’ve certainly not corrupted my views of society or social/ethnic groups nor, as far as I can tell, on any of my English Defence League colleagues.

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