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Book Title: First Term at Malory Towers|
Date of issue: 2009
ISBN 13: 9780603564239
The author of the book: Enid Blyton
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 968 KB
Read full description of the books First Term at Malory Towers:My mother was 3 years old when this book came out in 1946. Her copy was on my shelf as a child and after reading 20 or so Famous Five books I reluctantly picked it up, trusting Blyton to make even a girls' school interesting. I have vague memories of thinking it was OK.
I got my daughter Celyn the books on CD and she adores them. She has listened to them dozens of times.
The basic formula is posh girls being mean to each other at boarding school.
This book combined with The Worst Witch will give you the foundation of Harry Potter.
The girls take a train to Malory Towers at the start of term, making friends and enemies on the way. They're sorted into four houses then sent to sleep in one of four towers.
High jinx include pranking French teachers (with unconvincing accents), spiders in desks, duckings/semi-drownings, malicious damage to property and all the other things that provide suitable fresh blood for the British upper classes.
There's also a line in practical jokes on the teachers, involving implausible joke-shop purchases and Blyton's enduring failure to understand the limitations of magnets.
Much of it seems rather heartless, but then I guess that's a fair representation of many interactions between school children.
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Read information about the authorEnid Mary Blyton (1897 - 1968) was an English author of children's books.
Born in South London, Blyton was the eldest of three children, and showed an early interest in music and reading. She was educated at St. Christopher's School, Beckenham, and - having decided not to pursue her music - at Ipswich High School, where she trained as a kindergarten teacher. She taught for five years before her 1924 marriage to editor Hugh Pollock, with whom she had two daughters. This marriage ended in divorce, and Blyton remarried in 1943, to surgeon Kenneth Fraser Darrell Waters. She died in 1968, one year after her second husband.
Blyton was a prolific author of children's books, who penned an estimated 800 books over about 40 years. Her stories were often either children's adventure and mystery stories, or fantasies involving magic. Notable series include: The Famous Five, The Secret Seven, The Five Find-Outers, Noddy, The Wishing Chair, Mallory Towers, and St. Clare's.
According to the Index Translationum, Blyton was the fifth most popular author in the world in 2007, coming after Lenin but ahead of Shakespeare.
See also her pen name Mary Pollock
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