Tuesday December 1, 2020

In The Spotlight: Enid Blyton

What a spot of bother! Enid Blyton’s publishers are being simply beastly!

8th July, 2006

What a spot of bother! Enid Blyton’s publishers are being simply beastly! Well, that’s according to Blyton’s biographer Barbara Stoney, who has condemned the textual updates made in recent years to the bestselling children’s books.

The updates, which were undertaken in an attempt to make Blyton’s works more PC and less accidentally racy, mean that Dick and Fanny in The Faraway Tree have become Rick and Frannie,...

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