YotG along with other, off topic things.

Anita Graham amgraham at cygnus.uwa.edu.au
Sun Sep 10 06:19:07 EDT 2000


At 10:28  09-09-00 +0300, Tarja Rainio wrote:
>I saw in the TV a few years ago a (British?) documentary about Enid Blyton
>in which it was told that she actually disliked children and had severe
>mental problems when older. This documentary also mentioned the question
>about Noddy books (which were not in my knowledge never translated into
>Finnish) being racist and how this accusation really annoyed EB.


I believe recent Enid Blyton studies dispute the racism story too. I'm 
pretty sure David Rudd has written a book that includes some stats on this 
question.

In early July I wrote (to another list)
>Our Guardian Weekly arrived today, and on page 10 there's the headline 
>"Golly! So Noddy wasn't racist after all" and an article by David Ward.
>
>It features David Rudd expressing the same opinons discussed here only 
>weeks ago about Enid Blyton, Noddy and the term Golliwog.


Anita



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