Favourite book from your childhood? (proper childhood, not teenage years!)
The adventure series by Willard Price
Near enough everything by Roald Dahl
Swallows & Amazons etc
Stig of the dump
The machine gunners
The Bulldog Drummond series by Sapper
The ghosts of Motley hall
The iron man
Liked a book or two when I was a kid 🙂Posted 3 years agomidlifecrashesSubscriber
I missed out on Roald Dahl, they were just coming out in the seventies just after I’d moved on to older books. Loved reading them with my kids though. We were big library users and didn’t have many books of our own. I rember loving Richard Scarry big books of facts and puzzles, and a great book called The Golden Bug about chasing a stolen Bugatti across Europe.Posted 3 years agochiefgrooveguruMember
Oh yes Yossi i’d forgotten about the Willard price Adventures, was it the Hardy twins or am I confusing that with something else?
Hal & Roger Hunt. They’re quite funny reading now – Hal is an insufferable know-it-all whilst Roger is a foolhardy goon who (by the last few books) is a real life Dr Doolittle… I loved them, especially Amazon, South Sea & Volcano Adventure.
I would love to find a copy of Willard Price’s autobiography – I read it at school but it’s long out of print. He visited getting on for 200 countries in his lifetime working for National Geographic (and possibly the CIA?!)Posted 3 years agospacemonkeyMember
Danny Champion of the WorldPosted 3 years ago
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Swallows and Amazons
Famous Five (and most other Enid Blyton books)
Stig of the Dump
The Iron Man
Mumfie (TBH I fancied the girl called Selina)
The Reluctant Vampire
Flat StanleyMalvern RiderMember
All of the Willard Price adventure books, spent endless days indulging my inner naturalist
Brer Rabbit books, just awesome.
Rupert annuals, still love the artwork today, can’t get rid…
my father’s old eagle Annuals, Dan Dare etc
Nancy Drew Mysteries
The Coral Island – R Ballantyne
Gran’s massive Art Deco era book for children – full of weirdness, Edward Lear etcPosted 3 years agotopperSubscriber
I remeber Dennis The Dragon being a particular favourite due to great artwork very early on. The Enchanted Wood and The Faraway Tree i loved. I remeber enjoying all the Dragonfall 5 series by Brian Earnshaw. Of course there was the ladybird books series (don’t know if there still around?)
There were some books we read at school that enjoyed but I’m struggling to remeber. Carrie’s War, Stig Of The Dump etc.
A bit later, say 7 or 8, and I discovered Tolkien and A. C. Clarke and never looked back.
Ah just remembered the Fighting Fantasy series by Jackson & livingstone. I think one of them two went onto found Games Workshop.Posted 3 years agopondoMember
Wow, amazed I wasn’t the only one to remember the Adventure series – lots of one-dimensional villains (either big brutish bullies or two-faced sneaks) and a boatload of anthropomorphism, but I wanted to be the third Hunt brother when I was a kid.
And great shout on the Fighting Fantasy books – I had the first twenty or so before my enthusiasm ran out of steam. Still got…. Way Of The Samurai or something?Posted 3 years ago
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