As a kid I loved Enid Blyton’s Famous Five – the books and the British TV Show. Hearing the theme song again sure brings back memories. George was the character that stuck in my mind. I think even then I loved strong spunky female characters.
George was not a boy; she was a girl called Georgina, but because she had always wanted to be a boy she insisted on calling herself George……
I do recall that books by Enid Blyton had a lot of marvellous food in them that I had never head of and seems so exotic, like ginger beer. Here’s a list of all the delightful food I can recall:
I remember in ‘The Wishing Chair’ (a chair that would transport the characters to dreamlike places as it had wings and could fly!) they actually discovered a stream that was made of jelly and there were candy and chocolate trees. Every child’s fantasy. I was quite afraid for the children as I thought they would fall off the chair as the chair was quite temperamental and jerked them around quite a bit.
Books like St Clares and Malory Towers about the adventure filled life of British girls in Boarding School were filled with exciting midnight feasts which were against the rules. I think these books made most of my friends long to go to Boarding School. Heroine Darrell Rivers, arrives at Malory Towers and her fiery temper gets her into scraps. The stories take the girls from ages 12 to 18 and always made me wonder about the sport named lacrosse. I didn’t like sports but this sounded like fun.