[DWJ]Enid Blyton? (was Writing for the young)

Colin Fine colin at kindness.demon.co.uk
Tue May 15 18:43:56 EDT 2007

Minnow wrote:
> One thing has to be said for Enid Blyton: she had at least been taught the
> use of punctuation at some point.  Her stuff doesn't demand a re-write
> every couple of sentences, and I don't find that I have got out a red biro
> and started absent-mindedly to proof-read it as I go along.  Formulaic,
> yes, maybe, but not horribly constructed word-by-word as well as
> plot-by-plot.
When I was around 20 I came upon a copy of what had been my fav'rite 
Enid Blyton book, that I had read again and again - Mr Galliano's 
Circus, in fact.
I found it pretty well unreadable - specifically because far too many of 
her sentences ended with exclamation marks.


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