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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:08 pm 
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Following on from the favourite words thread where Des and I shared fond memories of Enid Blyton, what books and comics did you favour as a child? Share! And if there is an associated memory, feel free to include it.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:56 pm 
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Treasure Island anybody? Swiss Family Robinson?
Kidnapped?
DC Comics?
Bunty? Dandy? Beano?

You must have read something!


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I have very fond memories of Roald Dahl's books- his children's ones of course, but especially the Tales of the Unexpected collections. Once I had exhausted the kiddies library and was finally allowed to get at the grown-ups reading material, his were the first books I picked up. Absolutely loved that little chill you got with all his stories (still do, really).

I also remember vividly my Mum reading 101 Dalmations to me when I must have been about 6- I think I made her read it over and over...


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I followed a fairly linear path...

Peter and Jane >> Enid Blyton >> Doctor Who (Target) >> Star Trek (Blish) >> and then into adult sf and fantasy.

At one point we were having comics delivered every day except Sunday, but my favourite was Doctor Who Weekly.

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Ah, Roald Dahl -I fondly remember the leg of lamb murder and the wife who left her bullying hubbie in the lift! It was the first time I ever realised that the possibilty of sympathy (just a tiny bit) for a killing was possible.

Why blush for Star Trek? :lol: It was a marvellous programme!


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1984 made a strong impression on me when I was about eight...

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