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Schoolday Books.
« on: May 12, 2019, 09:00:17 PM »
Anyone got favourite books they enjoyed in school.For me The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,Heidi and Treasure Island spring to mind.

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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2019, 09:20:20 PM »
Moonfleet was a favourite of mine at school.
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2019, 09:44:04 PM »
Moonfleet was a favourite of mine at school.


One of mine as well. 'Kidnapped' by RL Stevenson and 'Oliver Twist' by Dickens. Way before those the old Wide Range Readers established a child-like magic.

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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2019, 09:48:08 PM »
One of mine as well. 'Kidnapped' by RL Stevenson and 'Oliver Twist' by Dickens. Way before those the old Wide Range Readers established a child-like magic.

I remember The Citadel by AJ Cronin was a good read as well.
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2019, 10:08:21 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2019, 10:16:01 PM »
The war memoirs of David Lloyd George, seriously, i inherited every volume from a deceased granny.

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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2019, 11:06:05 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2019, 11:19:21 PM »
Anyone got favourite books they enjoyed in school.For me The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,Heidi and Treasure Island spring to mind.
several Gerald Durrell books. Their impact was such that I still like the zoo!
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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2019, 06:34:10 AM »
several Gerald Durrell books. Their impact was such that I still like the zoo!

My Family and other Animals , a great read.
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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2019, 06:51:27 AM »
The Call Of The Wild. Jack London.
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« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2019, 06:54:20 AM »
The Call Of The Wild. Jack London.

I’d forgotten about that one I still have a copy of it tucked away somewhere along with a copy of Moonfleet both original schoolbooks which I “forgot” to give back.
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« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2019, 08:49:38 AM »
'The Otterbury Incident' written by Daniel's Da.

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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2019, 08:59:30 AM »
In the early days it was A.A. Milne's 'Winnie The Pooh' books but in the later years at school I was obsessed with Sci-Fi and the paranormal.  I got into Dennis Wheatley's books - the first one I read was 'Strange Conflict' - a story about Second World War being fought on the Astral Plane. A few of Dennis Wheatley's books became movies like 'The Devil Rides Out' and 'To The Devil a Daughter'.
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« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2019, 09:08:34 AM »
I remember at the likes of Christmas and birthdays getting wee hardbacked Ladybird books on varied subjects such as “modern” cars , birds that can be found in British gardens , animals found in the British countryside etc etc anyone else remember those ? There were no photographs but lots of detailed coloured drawings and diagrams.
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