The Secret Seven by Enid Blyton
Now, this is not so much about the book as the author, Enid Blyton. I still have a soft spot for everything she ever wrote that I read: The Secret Seven, The Famous Five and especially the Adventure series (above). It’s more a case that, now I am older, I know about the accusations of sexism, racism and xenophobia, and visiting the books again does confirm some of these claims. It’s sad that books I used to love and devour are now tainted because of the author’s prejudices, even more so that this is not the only person that this has happened with. It is a problem that cannot be solved easily or simply avoided.
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