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The Silver Sword, then
Black Beauty, A Leg at Each Corner, Rupert the Bear, Grimms Fairy Tales,
Enid Blyton, Hammond Innes,
Dandy, Beano, Victor
 

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Enid Blyton tops must there must have been many others as I used to bring books home 4 at a time.
Bunty, I think, was the comic.
I never really got into Grimm.
 

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Oh yes Black Beauty.

I learned to read when I was very young. Dad was in a book club and used to have books delivered.

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!!!!! :(

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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
 
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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
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 still believe that Arthur Ransomes novels are to be inspirational for any child even today.

Kev
 

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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!!!!! :(
Oh yes, Neville Shute. I also remember reading On the Beach. All very scarey as Cold War and Cuban missile crisis about that time.
As it happens we just watched the film On The Beach in the van on our last rainy night.
I don’t recommend it on your own!
 
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Enid Blyton, Pat Smythe, C.S Lewis, Arthur Ransome. Black Beauty, The Hobbit. When I was in my teens, Arthur C Clarke, Asimov, Neville Shute, John Wyndham, Daphne Du Maurier, Aldous Huxley. I still love reading now.

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I remember my mate saying when at school, just take a book out of the library every couple of weeks. No need to read it , it just looks good on on your report. I should of listened to him, haha.

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many many years! since I was a kid
I 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
 
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Riki tiki tavi , Stig of the Dump, Secret garden ...treasure island and famous five and the incredible journey! loved that!
Yeah. Incredible journey. I remember

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I'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.......

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I 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
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. Yawn
My dad used to read Rupert the Bear from the daily Express each evening - well he used to get me to read it and then tell him what the story was about... mmm Algernon. Was he the badger? I recall Mrs Bear was vexed on a regular basis ?. My grandchildren are struggling with this new phonetic fad but can read quite a lot in spite of it
 
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I'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.......

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I thought the children in The Silver Sword were so brave. I was so disappointed when I discovered it was a work of fiction
 
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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 about

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Never really been much into books and don't read any now, usually fall asleep after a few pages.
But Danny champion of the world always sticks in my mind from childhood
 
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Very little childhood reading but I’ve certainly made up for it since, read at least one book a week and have had complaints from management that the house could be burning down round me but I wouldn’t notice as my nose is stuck in my book. In fact when I first retired I volunteered in a charity book shop talk about a kid in a sweet shop. :LOL:

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