Go Ahead Secret Seven (The Secret Seven, #5) by Enid BlytonWhen I was six or seven, and well into my Tinkle phase (for non-Indians and younger people, Tinkle was a childrens periodical that used to be absolutely amazing, though its pretty terrible these days), my mother decided I should read something other than er...comic books, and got me this from the lending library that stood on the next road. Sadly, the lending library closed down sometime back, because who goes to such places anymore?
This was the first Enid Blyton that I er...read. The first time, I pretended to read it, because all I wanted to do was get back to my Tinkle. But my mother, the clever woman she is, asked me something about the book that I was unable to answer, and made sure I actually read the book this time. For that, I am forever grateful to her. The second time I read it, I was about eight or nine, and my mother, who was a college professor had to go to Mysore for paper valuation. This was the first time that we had stayed without mother ever, and I cried like a baby. She was literally just gone for a day, and all I did that day was read and re-read this book.
Secret Seven is like the first grade of all childrens books. It sets the foundation for all that is to come. In this, theres shadowing, forgotten passwords, angry fathers, annoying sisters, and kidnapped dogs. Its a short read, sure. One that Im not the fondest of, sure. But still, this book is close to my heart.
APA short film - 'Secret Seven'
It's probably been a while since you've read about swotters, jolly japes, peculiar fellows, Housemistresses and lashings of ginger beer. Yet a new book looks set to breathe life into a decades-old series. Those of a certain age will no doubt recall Enid Blyton's fictional group of child detectives, The Secret Seven.
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I have a confession. As a child, I read many books by Enid Blyton. I owned all 21 Famous Five novels and all 15 Secret Seven books. During this early period of my life, I always expected to find secret tunnels in cliffs leading to smuggler hideouts when we went on family holidays to the seaside. I also thought criminals could be found at the end of every bicycle ride or camping trip. I thought children could just roam the countryside and only bother with adults when it was necessary to call in the police to round-up the villains.
They appear in one of several adolescent detective series Blyton wrote. Jack's sister Susie and her best friend Binkie often make an appearance in the books; they hate the Secret Seven and delight in playing tricks designed to humiliate them, although much of this is fuelled by their almost obsessive desire to belong to the society. Unlike most other Blyton series, this one takes place during the school term time because the characters go to day schools.
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