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What books do you remember from childhood?

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Little, Black bloody Sambo :rant:

 

Is that a real book? Also is that true? Were your parents , er........... unusual?

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Just remembered another really good one that I wish I still had. It was a pop up version of A Christmass Carol by Dickens.

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I also remember reading my dads specialist magazines which he kept in his wardrobe.

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I'm surprised no one's mentioned 'The Chronicles of Prydain'. A series of fantasy books based loosely upon Welsh mythology by Loyd Alexander. The 5 books were:

 

* The Book of Three

* The Black Cauldron

* The Castle of Llyr

* Taran Wanderer

* The High King

 

I'm surprised they've not been turned into a TV series, but perhaps it's because Disney butchered the idea in their 1985 movie.

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The Family From One End Street by Eve Garnett, the story of a dustman, his laundress wife and their large brood . This was the first book that engaged my attention at school, read to us by a student teacher.

The Twits, we read this at work a couple of years ago and we fell about laughing.

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Going really far far back - does anyone remember Emil and the Detectives? I loved it!

 

That was one of the first books I read on my own! I was in primary school. I remember feeling very proud of myself when I finished it.

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I also remember reading my dads specialist magazines which he kept in his wardrobe.

 

Oh yes :)

 

All those Ford Cortina manuals and Norton handbooks.

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From when I was very small I remember Can't You Sleep Little Bear? which was my all time favourite for a very long time!

 

What a superb book with brilliant illustration. :cool: I read this book to my kids so many times and it never got boring for any of us. Now wondering where it got to, a trip to the loft is most definitely in order :help:

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Oh yes :)

 

All those Ford Cortina manuals and Norton handbooks.

 

I recall finding some of those, reading the readers letters then asking my mother what an 'orgasm' was.

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I recall a Jackanory reading of a book called "When Marnie was there" about a lonely child and a ghost or imaginary friend visiting her. I can still recall it 40 years later.

 

A book read by my teacher at school when I was 10 was about a cat called 'Carbonel' and his magic kingdom. It was set in post-war England and some of the references were obscure but our teacher explained them, like"sides-to-middling" where people cutworn sheets down the middle and sewed the ends together.

 

What books lit up your childhood?

 

the tiger who came to tea. i loved that book.

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Is that a real book? Also is that true? Were your parents , er........... unusual?

 

I was the progeny of an unknown, itinerant man of ethnic origin, Mummy told me he disappeared after being chased round a tree by a large dog and turned into butter, but I dont believe her.

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the tiger who came to tea.

 

Hope you didn't give him Frosties ;)

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