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It is 75 years since First Term at Malory Towers by Enid Blyton was published

It is 75 years since First Term at Malory Towers by Enid Blyton was published

It is 75 years since First Term at Malory Towers by Enid Blyton was published

This year sees the 75th anniversary of the publication of First Term at Malory Towers. Before Harry Potter escaped from his understairs room to the wonder of Hogwarts, Enid Blyton’s series followed 12-year-old Darrell Rivers on her experiences and adventures in boarding school.

The clifftop school in Cornwall, full of well-to-do pupils from fine, upstanding families, may have been worlds away from 1980s Belfast but Darrell and her friends’ antics took up a great deal of my childhood reading — and imagining.


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