Day 12: A book you used to love but don’t any more

The Secret Seven by Enid Blyton

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I know this isn’t a Secret Seven cover, but it was the only Enid Blyton book I could find in my house.

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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