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    Ok ladies and gentlemen, what were your favorite books, or stories from your youth?

    Some of mine were:
    1. Stig of the Dump - read this in junior school.
    2. Digby the Biggest Dog in the World - saw the film, my dad bought me the paperback.
    3. Dr Who and the Daleks - My nan bought me this, how kool.
    4. Spy Stories for Boys - My dad bought me this, a collection of spy/adventure/war stories.
    5. Adventures of the five and a half gang (?) - an old neighbour bought me this, Famous 5 kinda book.
    (And more that I can only recall fragments of, and no titles, that comes of age i guess.)
    Last edited by Oggy; 30-10-2006, 19:10.

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    1) The Secret Island by Enid Blyton.... searched high and low till I found this for our eldest... who also loves it!
    2) The Gift from Winklesea.....this touched me... strange!
    3) The Highwayman..... the poem... Nan introduced me to the beauty of poetry.

    as I was a precocious and avid reader then books like Jane Eyre and Shakespeare were always welcome.
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    • #3
      Bravo Momma, though no one read books anymore

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      • #4
        The highway man poem , GREAT example of poetry , this was the first poem i ever enjoyed , it was at school and i never forgot it , then when i was in guildford one dat i saw it written in brick on the side of a huge restaurant building , this kind of inspired me to knock a few poems of my own out bless

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        • #5
          The Iron Giant by Ted Hughes - specifically the one we read in school in the early 70s when, in the illustrations, the giant had curly iron hair!

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          • #6
            The Iron Giant rocks, wasn't there a sequel the Iron Lady? Loved the cartoon Iron Giant film too, a missed classic.

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            • #7
              Re: Favorite Books or stories from childhood.....

              Apart from the obvious Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton and CS Lewis

              Gobbolino The Witch's Cat - Ursula Moray Williams
              The King Of The Copper Mountains - Paul Biegel
              The TV Kid - Betsy Byers
              The Vardo books

              and Dumpling - a story about a girl called Annabelle who buys a pony but wants the fattest most clumsy one there....Dumpling is ridiculed but had 2 bumps on each side of her head which are her "wings" - and goes on to win. It was my Mums when she was a child but I loved it. Can't remember the author though, it's in the attic somewhere

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              • #8
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                My favourite book ever is 'Wuthering Heights'.

                I read it first when I was about twelve and have seen every film and tv version ever made.
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                • #9
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                  Jennings Goes to School - Still the funniest book I have ever read.

                  The Silver Sword - A great wartime drama for kids

                  Now we are 6 - When we were very Young - by A A Milne. Delightful books and I still remember great tracts of them.
                  I go back to the original Jethro Tull - Yes! The seed drill inventor!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Favorite Books or stories from childhood.....

                    school was sooo long ago now but the books that have stayed with me are:
                    Stig of The Dump
                    The Fatties & The Skinnies....never seen or heard of this since the early 70's
                    all the Ladybird books

                    mid70s onwards I was comic mad..Shiver & Shake, Topper, Beezer, Knockout, then onto Warlord, Victor, Battle (my fav)

                    As an adult my fav read has to be Great Expectations
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                    • #11
                      Re: Favorite Books or stories from childhood.....

                      Lion witch and wardrobe
                      Lady Bird books
                      Famous Five
                      Secret Seven

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                      • #12
                        Re: Favorite Books or stories from childhood.....

                        Green smoke
                        Charlie and the chocolate factory
                        Stig of the dump

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                        • #13
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                          Gumdrop
                          Tootles the taxi
                          Batman and the great cheetah caper
                          The Collins first childrens colour bible (beautifully illustrated)
                          "GAME OVER MAN, GAME OVER"

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                          • #14
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                            Secret Seven, Famous Five, St Clare's, Mallory Towers and 'Adventures of the Wishing Chair'... anything by Enid Blyton really. Her short stories with characters like 'Mr Stamp About' and 'Dame Snappy', 'Naughty Amelia Jane' and 'Mr Meddle' collections.

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                            • #15
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                              The first book I ever bought for myself because I won a writing competition when I was seven and the prize was a book token, was 'Winnie The Pooh' and it is still very dear to my heart.
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