Famous Five in today’s modern age

Tonight I finished reading Five Go To Smuggler’s Top with the nearly ten year old.

I used to love Enid Blyton. She is one of the reasons I have such a love affair with words (that and Jeffrey Archer) and yet now when I read her books I am either cringing at her descriptions of how life should be or giggling like a teenager every time something completely unsuitable is described.

My nearly ten year old loves Famous Five – it has taken years to get her excited about words and she struggles to read (that’s an entirely different post). She lives in a world of i-carly and American TV but Enid Blyton still works in this world of gadgets, apps and whizzy thingy me bobs.

The lesson is all this…if it means that I can help my girl loves words like what I do – then I guess tomorrow night I will starting Five Go Off in a Caravan.

Sarah Knight

Trainer and coach in communications. Plate spinner.

One thought on “Famous Five in today’s modern age

  • 8th March 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Ha! I know what you mean. I really wish Mrs Blyton wouldn't refer to the Secret Seven as the SS. 8yr old is completely oblivious but I cringe every time I read it!


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