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Childhood books

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Post by Eigon » Sat November 15th, 2008, 2:02 pm

Our teacher, when I was seven, read The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier aloud. It's about the children of a Polish family surviving through the Second World War.
It made such a great impression on me that, when I was asked what book I would like as a reward for passing my 11+ exam, that was the book I asked for - and I still have a copy.

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Post by ejays17 » Sat December 13th, 2008, 2:08 am

Pretty much anything by Enid Blyton, particularly The Enchanted Wood trio, and the Malory Towers series (not such a fan of St Clare's though)
The Anne of Green Gables series
The Billabong books by Mary Grant Bruce
The Chalet School series by Elinor M Brent-Dyer (stiull love these - I finally completed my collection about 3 years ago :) )
Anything by Rosemary Sutcliffe, particularly her Roman ones. Also Henry Treece (Vikings mostly)

Shall probably think of many others once hitting the "post" button...

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