I always thought the scandal came about in the 70s when made into a film? Did the producer not use "Titty and stead of Kitty" as her name? It was an original 63 version that proved this. The 70's remake or film version like anything of that era was just some sort of adolescent adaption using soft porn as a means to attract adult viewing.i was enthralled by Arthur Ransomes childrens books swallows and amazons was the first then ii read them all i understand he is no longer considered a suitable writer for children due to some scandal in his private life
Oh yes, Neville Shute. I also remember reading On the Beach. All very scarey as Cold War and Cuban missile crisis about that time.I was only a out 9 when I read A Town called Alice (or something) and Rebecca. I read them because I loved reading. I didn't have a clue what they were talking about!!!!!
My. Children could all read fairly well and hated Roger Red hat in kindergarten (So did I). All Roger ever did was “went”. “Roger went”for page after page. YawnI remember a parents evening at infants school. the teacher told my parents I just couldn't read anything they had tried. my dad laughed and explained that I sat down and read the newspaper cover to cover each night and discussed the content. the school were trying to teach by phonetics and Janet & John crap which was confusing me, as I could read perfectly well
I thought the children in The Silver Sword were so brave. I was so disappointed when I discovered it was a work of fictionI'm afraid I had, and probably still have, a peculiar taste in books.
I read and enjoyed books by Upton Sinclair (an American writer) - not exactly children's books but what I thought at the time a good thought provoking read.
And Enid Blyton.......
Biggles was great... we all played and read about The War... now I watch documentaries and almost feel quite guilty for making a game of it running round shouting ‘achtung’ for no real reason and waving sticks aboutBiggles