When I was a kid it was just Noddy then The Famous Five before I reached the great love of my childhood BIGGLES!
I had a copy of the original Pinocchio, not the Disney version and in places it is very, very dark, Pinocchio is actually not a very nice character to start with, he actually kills the cricket/conscience character, he only redeems himself by looking after his ageing creator/father Geppetto.
P.S. Another great childhood love would have been Dan Dare but sadly I never had the Eagle comic!
P.P.S. Biggles, great British square jawed hero plus, aeroplanes, aeroplanes and yet more aeroplanes, what more could a boy possible want!
P.P.P.S. I like aeroplanes.
great movie. by the way about mein kampf, i think that every book as something to learn from... or at least a good laughThe first time I ever heard the name Biggles was in the Monty Python skit with Graham Chapman. The second time was the Biggles Adventure in Time ( which I rather liked ) . It's unknown are in the US As far as I know , this series never saw print her.
Strange, perhaps too British? It was translated and printed in Dutch.It's unknown in the US as far as I know , this series never seen print here.
I think the social subtleties would have baffled the average US child, not to mention the language barrier.I think it would it done well here in the US.
I think the social subtleties would have baffled the average US child, not to mention the language barrier.
“What ho Algy! lets give the blighter one.” shouted Biggles, hefting his croquet mallet as he advanced on the shifty working class individual with a Lancashire accent, a flat cap and a squint, who was making a mess of the pitch with his hobnails. Algy hurriedly scoffed his cucumber sandwich and looked around for his 12 bore. Ginger continued to sip his Earl Grey, making sure not to crease his flannels. Dickpa picked up a half brick as he puffed on his pipe. Probably a foreigner, he thought to himself.
The difference, I think, is that I first read Narnia and Wind in the Willows as an adult and I just couldn't get past the heavy-handed allegory.
I think the Narnia books and Wind in the Willows are dreadful.
Here's an adult who likes The Wind in the Willows:
Lovecraft is the author I wonder about — did any Lovecraft fan first read him at 30 or later?
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