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

Farah Mendlesohn farah.sf at gmail.com
Wed May 16 00:20:23 EDT 2007


Hi Minnow,

I discovered recently that Blyton dictated a lot of her work. It was
mentioned on a radio 4 programme.

Farah

On 15/05/07, Colin Fine <colin at kindness.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>
> 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.
>
> Colin
>
>
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