Thursday, 11 August 2011
Despite the fact that some literary commentators show little appreciation for Blyton's work, her overwhelming popularity leaves little room for debate.
Her readers, children in dozens of countries, adore her books. In our days, sales of her work continue to reach enormous figures, even though her stories play in a world without mobile phones and internet.
Most of Blyton's tales are set in an environment of rigid social classes and traditions, where people have pudding for lunch and tea in the afternoon. Her own life was relatively quiet, far from the ways and fashions of modern media celebrities.
To be continued in the next post.
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