My Life in Books

As a self-confessed book addict - I'll admit to not feeling even half human if I don't have at least three on the go at any one time. And choosing just five of my favourites to discuss for the blog was a challenge.

1. Five Go To Billycock Hill by Enid Blyton

As a child I loved the Famous Five series. I was a real tomboy and identified strongly with the character of Georgina (George). She had a reputation for having a fierce temper, was extremely stubborn and didn't get along with her mother at all well. She also had a dog (Timmy) and I wanted a dog so very badly; sadly it never happened (despite writing multiple begging letters to my parents). Having read the entire series during my childhood I selected this one as the plot was slightly more sinister and complex than others in the series and naturally that appealed!

Strangely I never took to the Secret Seven series and sadly my daughters have never read the Famous Five - meaning that I haven't had the chance to re-explore their adventures. Recently my mother found the entire collection still stashed in the loft...

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