I had fun revisiting this series, although I never actually read this first book as a kid. Would love to swim in the pool at Malory Towers -- it sounds divine!
#24in48 Hour 36: Childhood Reads | My mother passed her copies of Mallory Towers, Famous Five & more to my older sister when we were 5 & 3, respectively. After seeing my sister do the same, I devoured every single Enid Blyton book we had, loving every minute of adventure & mayhem. Now, I have my own copies, pictured here. The originals are tucked safely away in my sister‘s bookshelf, waiting to be bequeathed to the next generation of readers ♥️
For #SetInASchool I am going back some to showcase the author who gave me and so many people of my generation a love of books and reading, especially with The Secret Seven and The Famous Five, but she also gave us Noddy who has enriched our lives beyond measure. However she also wrote the Malory Towers books set in a school. Yes we are talking Enid Blyton!
#24in48 Hour 6 Challenge: Oldest childhood book! | My mother passed this book & its sequels on to her daughters when we were very small. Sadly, these are not those copies — the originals are safely tucked away in my sister‘s bookshelf at home, still clinging to life thanks to layers of sellotape. These current copies are ones I got for myself a few years ago — because my bookshelf just wasn‘t the same without Darrell & the O‘Sullivan twins!
These are some of my favourite books when I was a kid. Who else read these? 🙂
I devoured all in the series, and these are the exact copies I read and own back then. Sadly, I don't have them in my possession any more, can't recall what happened to them 😢.
(Images from google).
#childhoodread #riotgrams @bookriot
Well, my whole life is #setinaschool, & I blame this excellent series for it. If Potty, Nosey, Grayling and the rest of those brilliant, take-zero-shit, compassionate women didn't make teaching look like SO MUCH DAMN FUN, idk where I'd be.
(As usual, they were right, too 😉) #teachersoflitsy
When I was younger, I read and re-read my mum's old copies of the Malory Towers and St. Clare's series. For some reason she had only the last two Malory Towers, so I haven't read the first book in the series! Will it hold up for me now that I'm in my 30s? 🤔
#booktober day 14: books set in a school
#3authors These are the three authors who influenced me the most and played an important role in shaping the reader I am today. Enid Blyton, I devoured almost all her books, from Naughtiest Girl to boarding school series; Agatha Christie, made me fall in love with detective/mystery stories; Jane Austen, sparked my interest in classic stories with her sense of humour & social critique on British historical social class. 😊 @kmdartist