Sidste uge så jeg et dejligt blog-indlæg med en række skønne gamle De 5-bøger (min allerførste krimiserie). Jeg opdagede, at de svenske og norske havde samme illustrator, og lovede "Snowflakes in Rain" at bringe et billede af nogle af mine egne.
Fem på nye eventyr (norsk, 1958)
De 5 og kidnapperne (min ældste danske, 1964)
De 5 på skatteøen (den nyere danske serie, hvor personerne ligner skuespillerne, 1997).
Last week I saw a nice blog post with some great old books from Enid Blyton´s Five series (my very first crime fiction series). I promised "Snowflakes in Rain" that I would bring a photo of some of my own.
From left to right:
Fem på nye eventyr (Norwegian, 1958)
De 5 og kidnapperne (my oldest Danish copy, 1964)
De 5 på skatteøen (the new Danish series - the characters resemble the Danish actors, 1997).
tirsdag den 22. september 2009
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Cool! Looks like the Danish Nancy Drew!
I read some Enid Blyton when I was kid. I was attracted to British fiction, series and films from a young age.
I LOVED "Five" when I was a kid, and read them all - many times. I also adored another crime/mystery series "Jan", and even in my "Puk" and "Suzy Redhair" series there were usually some mystery going on! Oh those were the days. Thanks for bringing back such fond memories, Dorte. Oh, and I also read a few Nancy Drew by the way.
Enid Blyton's mysteries were the first I read. I loved them, especially The Island of Adventure, and the Famous Five books.
I am glad you enjoyed my return to my childhood.
Louise: I also devoured all those but "Five" was my favourite, and I read them far earlier than the others.
I also enjoyed Enid Blyton's books when I was a child.
I don't know anything about these books! And I don't know how, since I tried to get my hands on any crime fiction that I could when I was a kid (even 'boy' books.) They look like fun...
Mystery Writing is Murder
I read the odd Enid Blyton when I was little - these look fantastic, Dorte!
I grew up on Enid Blyton. She was producing a new Famous Five book a year when I was young. I loved the Magic Faraway tree too.
I loved Enid Blyton's children's mysteries as a child. I collected all the Adventure books, a number of the Five Find-outers books and several Famous Five books, all in Icelandic translations. I hold Blyton directly responsible and thank her from the bottom of my heart for turning me into a mystery reader.
Good to see I am not the only one who loved Enid Blyton´s stories! My friends and I even played "Five" for a year or two.
Interesting to see that they have been read in Scandinavia, Iceland and Australia, but perhaps not all corners of America. Elizabeth S.P., you have missed a childhood treat.
How well I remember these books, them and The Secret Seven series.
P.W.: I loved the Five series and the Adventures series, but when I found The Secret Seven series, I think I was too old for it, and I didn´t really enjoy it.
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