Unfortunately things didn’t work out with our potential blogger this week, but never mind. Instead here’s a post from over at the March House Books Blog which is run by the lovely Barbara. March House Books is an online second-hand book shop which specialises in vintage and rare children’s books and Barbara writes about her bookish finds (including Blytons) in her blog.
This story, about a postcard from Enid Blyton is from back in 2011.
During the school holidays in 1958, along with my younger brother, cousins, and a few neighbourhood playmates, I staged a Noddy play for the benefit of our parents and neighbours. I was playwright, casting director, producer, stage designer, and, of course, principal actor. My mother went to a lot of trouble to make me an authentic Noddy costume, even borrowing the bell from our cat’s collar to fix atop my pointy blue hat.
From all accounts, the play was a roaring success – well, as much of a success as a kids’ play that uses a bedroom for a stage can be! So much so that I decided to write to Enid Blyton and tell her all about it.
To my utter delight, I received in reply a post card purportedly from Enid Blyton.
How thrilling! To read more of Roger’s account and see the message on the back of the postcard, do head on over to the March House Books Blog.