The Secret Garden (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound edition) {Book Review}

And the secret garden
bloomed and bloomed
and every morning
revealed new miracles

The Secret Garden (Barnes & Noble cover)

Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Illustrated by Charles Robinson
Published by Barnes & Noble
ISBN 9781435158184

The Secret Garden

On the grounds of Misselthwaite, her Uncle Archibald’s estate near the Yorkshire moors, nine-year-old Mary Lennox finds a walled-in garden that has been locked securely for years. With the help of Dickon Sowerby, a young local boy who can charm animals, Mary cultivates the garden, an experiences that both improves her health and raises her spirits. Ultimately, the secret garden proves beneficial not only to Mary, but to her sickly cousin Colin. Nurtured with love and tenderness, the secret garden proves it has the power to heal the heart.

First published in 1911, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden is a much-loved classic of children’s literature. This illustrated edition, with full-colour plates by Charles Robinson, features an elegant bonded-leather binding, a satin-ribbon bookmark, distinctive gilded edging, and decorative end papers. Decorative, durable, and collectible, it’s a book that will be cherished by readers of all ages.

The Secret GArden (Barnes & Noble edition) illustrations

Boo Roo and Tigger Too’s thoughts…

This leather-bound edition of The Secret Garden is a true keepsake book.  Not only does it contain the classic story accompanied by some wonderful illustrations but it is beautifully presented with gold-edged pages and bookmark all encased in hardback, leather-bound cover than adds that sense of luxury and classic feel.

Having loved The Secret Garden story as a child I was very keen for Roo to read to see whether she also fell under the magical spell of the classic tale.  Handing over the book to Roo she was so proud to be given a book that in her words was ‘a very grown up book which is just like your Jane Austen book‘.  Over the Christmas period we have been taking it in turns to read several pages to each other so that we could enjoy the story together.  As we moved through the book I could see Roo falling in love with the story especially when she would ask ‘can we read just one more page’ as we approached bedtime.

A beautifully present book containing a classic tale and one that would make a wonderful gift.

Price and availability

The Secret Garden (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound edition) is available from Amazon and all other good book retailers, priced at around Β£15.00.

Giveaway

To share the classic story of The Secret Garden Boo Roo and Tigger Too are lucky enough to have an additional copy of the book to giveaway.

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242 Comments

  1. Samantha O'D
    January 7, 2016 / 2:18 pm

    A book of short stories called the Necklace of Raindrops

  2. January 7, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    I loved The Wishing Chair by Enid Blyton xx

  3. BECCA STAPLES
    January 7, 2016 / 3:31 pm

    I love the three billy goats gruff x

  4. kim neville
    January 7, 2016 / 3:40 pm

    Mallory Towers by Enid Blyton

  5. Alison Johnson
    January 7, 2016 / 6:36 pm

    The Happy Prince

  6. John Tingay
    January 7, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    Watership Down was one of my favourites

  7. Jackie ONeill
    January 7, 2016 / 7:23 pm

    The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

  8. Laura Broadley
    January 7, 2016 / 7:27 pm

    Mine would be a toss-up between Little Women and What Katy Did -I’d be hard pushed to pick just one of them!

  9. Lisa Everaert
    January 7, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    Alice in Wonderland, i could read that endlessly as a child.

  10. Marycarol
    January 7, 2016 / 7:37 pm

    Loved the Secret Island by Enid Blyton

  11. Anna
    January 7, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    Tarka The Otter

  12. melanie stirling
    January 7, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    The Secret garden was one of my favourites but also Watership Down.

  13. Suzanne
    January 7, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    I loved Alice in Wonderland and The Secret Garden.

  14. Clare H
    January 7, 2016 / 7:51 pm

    the famous five books

  15. amy bondoc
    January 7, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    I Loved reading enid blyton books i couldnt say which was my favourite though !

  16. laura banks
    January 7, 2016 / 8:24 pm

    it was a book my mum used to read called mervyn the mouse

  17. Claire Tucker
    January 7, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    Pippy long stocking

  18. fozia Akhtar
    January 7, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    Matilda by Roald Dahl

  19. Danika Lloyd
    January 7, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    Enid Blyton’s Famous Five & Secret Seven

  20. leanne weir
    January 7, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    i loved mr pinkwhistle

  21. Samantha loughlin
    January 7, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    The lion witch and the wardrobe

  22. Ashleigh Allan
    January 7, 2016 / 9:35 pm

    Famous five or secret seven – in fact most enid blyton books!

  23. Paul Martin
    January 7, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    danger mouse anuals

  24. Annette Oliver
    January 7, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    Charlie and the chocolate factory

  25. Victoria N
    January 7, 2016 / 9:50 pm

    Enid Blyton, the Far Away Tree

  26. Kristy Brown
    January 7, 2016 / 11:12 pm

    This was one of my fav – along with the Worst Witch Series, Secret Seven and Famous Five

  27. Claire Elizabeth Noke
    January 7, 2016 / 11:54 pm

    when I was very young it was “wind in the willows” then as an older child I loved “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”

  28. Rich Tyler
    January 7, 2016 / 11:59 pm

    Always Love The Meg & Mog Story Books πŸ™‚

  29. sarah
    January 8, 2016 / 12:16 am

    scruffy dog pete

  30. January 8, 2016 / 1:05 am

    would have to be the very hungry caterpillar

  31. Karis
    January 8, 2016 / 2:44 am

    Georges Marvellous Medicine

  32. Samantha loughlin
    January 8, 2016 / 3:06 am

    The railway children

  33. Samir Lola
    January 8, 2016 / 5:59 am

    Charlie and the chocolate factory

  34. January 8, 2016 / 8:44 am

    I loved the Joan Aiken books – The Wolves of Willoughby Chase was one of my favourites!

  35. Rhiannon Alwen
    January 8, 2016 / 9:08 am

    I’d read the Narnia books over and over again. Particularly Prince Caspian.

  36. helen tovell
    January 8, 2016 / 9:44 am

    The worst witch series

  37. HELEN GOSSAGE
    January 8, 2016 / 9:58 am

    The Magician’s Nephew

  38. iain maciver
    January 8, 2016 / 9:59 am

    famous five or secret seven

  39. Steve Weaver
    January 8, 2016 / 10:16 am

    I always remember The Voyage of the Dawn Treader’ by C. S. Lewis as being the first ‘proper’ book I read on my own as a young child

  40. Eliz M
    January 8, 2016 / 10:24 am

    Mine was Madeline – All those little girls doing everything in 2 straight lines!”

  41. Paula Barker
    January 8, 2016 / 10:28 am

    Ballet shoes by Noel Steatfield

  42. Phyllis Ellett
    January 8, 2016 / 10:52 am

    Five Go Down To The Sea, by Enid Blyton was my favourite.

  43. Michaela Smith
    January 8, 2016 / 10:53 am

    The Wind in the Willows

  44. Lisa Pond
    January 8, 2016 / 11:53 am

    Stuart Little was my favourite πŸ™‚

  45. Keith Hunt
    January 8, 2016 / 12:43 pm

    Five Go to Mystery Moor

  46. January 8, 2016 / 1:01 pm

    Five minutes peace! The elephant mummy who just wants five minutes peace! This is now me!

  47. joanna butler-savage
    January 8, 2016 / 1:14 pm

    the CS lewis books

  48. Alice Dixon
    January 8, 2016 / 1:43 pm

    The lion the witch and the wardrobe x

  49. David Mitchell
    January 8, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    herman melville’s moby dick

  50. hazel haskayne
    January 8, 2016 / 3:04 pm

    Black Beauty was my favourite

  51. Kathleen Lynch
    January 8, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    My favourite book was The Secret Garden. I read it many times as a child.

  52. Hassni
    January 8, 2016 / 3:23 pm

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

  53. sharon martin
    January 8, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    The Velveteen Rabbit

  54. laura stewart
    January 8, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    i liked the brambly hedge books xx

  55. Mike Hodgson
    January 8, 2016 / 4:43 pm

    Not Now Bernard!

  56. Andrea Fletcher
    January 8, 2016 / 5:25 pm

    The famous five books.

  57. Hugh Mackenzie
    January 8, 2016 / 6:33 pm

    The Twits by Roald Dahl

  58. Susan Smith
    January 8, 2016 / 7:06 pm

    Peter Pan, used to love the book, my nan brought it for me

  59. Sarah Spencer
    January 8, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    Three Billy Goats Gruff – Peter Christen AsbjΓΈrnsen and JΓΈrgen Moe

  60. Julie Ward
    January 8, 2016 / 8:04 pm

    The ugly duckling

  61. Stacey Carnell
    January 8, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    Goldilocks and the three bears <3

  62. Meena
    January 8, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton – fabulous!

  63. Sam Goodwin
    January 8, 2016 / 11:00 pm

    Charlie and the chocolate factoty

  64. sofia s.
    January 8, 2016 / 11:09 pm

    My favourite story was the 3 little pigs…I was just in love with these cute animals!

  65. michelle smith
    January 8, 2016 / 11:15 pm

    The Lion The Witch and the wardrobe

  66. Natalie Charman
    January 9, 2016 / 12:18 am

    I loved the secret even books.

  67. January 9, 2016 / 1:00 am

    Alice in Wonderland!

  68. January 9, 2016 / 2:35 am

    My favourite book was The Magical Faraway Tree!

  69. Lynn Heath
    January 9, 2016 / 7:56 am

    My favourite story was little red riding hood!

  70. Tracy Gladman
    January 9, 2016 / 8:02 am

    I loved any of the Amelia Jane books.

  71. Charlene P
    January 9, 2016 / 8:21 am

    My favourite book as a child was The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark.

  72. Rachel Craig
    January 9, 2016 / 12:20 pm

    Goldilocks and the three bears.

  73. Claire D
    January 9, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

  74. Katie Skeoch
    January 9, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    I loved Carbonnel & the wishing chair

  75. Nicola Glover
    January 9, 2016 / 2:32 pm

    The BFG – Roald Dahl

  76. Penny Jenkins
    January 9, 2016 / 5:04 pm

    Charlotte’s Web!

  77. Sarah Swainsbury
    January 9, 2016 / 5:48 pm

    Pinocchio. Ladybird book. My nan used to read it then have to re read it

  78. stephen holman
    January 9, 2016 / 5:53 pm

    the BFG by roald dahl

  79. Carol Emmett
    January 9, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    Tricky – the Narnia books, Anne of Green Gables series, Little Women series, The Secret Garden. But I think I’ll go for another Frances Hodgson Burnett – The Lost Prince.

  80. Jo m Welsh
    January 9, 2016 / 8:10 pm

    The faraway tree

  81. Colin Gault
    January 9, 2016 / 8:22 pm

    Lion the witch and the wardrobe

  82. caroline kelly
    January 9, 2016 / 9:20 pm

    The faraway tree by Enid Blyton

  83. rebecca nisbet
    January 9, 2016 / 9:20 pm

    it was a book my grandad use to read to us called Timothy and friends.

  84. karen T
    January 9, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    I used to LOVE The Secret Garden and would read it over and over again!

  85. elizabeth ferguson
    January 9, 2016 / 10:39 pm

    charlie and the chocolate factory was a firm favourite of mine xx

  86. January 9, 2016 / 10:43 pm

    Oh my, mine was the Secret Garden its the loveliest story and the thought of having a secret garden, it has always been a dream of mine. x

  87. Susie Wilkinson
    January 9, 2016 / 11:42 pm

    I loved Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree books, I’ve still got them!

  88. kate kathurima
    January 9, 2016 / 11:57 pm

    don’t remember when I was really young but have memories of my mum and dad reading, but when I got older it was ‘A year without Micheal’ my sister a few years ago found it on Amazon and got it for me and I read it again

  89. Sally Collingwood
    January 10, 2016 / 11:01 am

    The Treasure Hunters, Enid Blyton

  90. sarah rees
    January 10, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    the twins at st clares

  91. andrea tinkler
    January 10, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    the magic faraway tee. still have my copies xx

  92. kaye talvilahti
    January 10, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    The faraway tree Enid Blyton

  93. January 10, 2016 / 11:06 pm

    Always Alice in Wonderland, still is too.

  94. Jodie Darnley
    January 11, 2016 / 10:14 am

    Boy by Roald Dahl

  95. Jo Carroll
    January 11, 2016 / 10:42 am

    It was Alice in Wonderland because Lewis Carroll shared my surname and that made me feel really proud and I thought I was Alice. It wasn’t until I got older that I discovered the author used a pen name πŸ˜‰ Still love Alice thought. x

  96. lauren h
    January 11, 2016 / 11:02 am

    The Lion,The Witch and The Wardrobe

  97. nina kennedy
    January 11, 2016 / 3:06 pm

    The Faraway Tree

  98. Corinne Peat
    January 11, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    I loved the lion the witch and the wardrobe

  99. Charlotte Moore
    January 11, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    Winnie the pooh

  100. Lisa Mauchline
    January 11, 2016 / 11:41 pm

    I loved the goosebumps books and still have them

  101. Laura Nice
    January 11, 2016 / 11:45 pm

    The hungry caterpillar x

  102. Angie Hoggett
    January 12, 2016 / 10:52 am

    I love the Wizard of Oz

  103. Mickie Bull
    January 12, 2016 / 10:56 am

    Enid Blyton’s Magic Faraway Tree!

  104. becci cleary
    January 12, 2016 / 11:09 am

    Enid Blyton’s Hurrah For The Circus.

  105. carole n
    January 12, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    I loved readying the Borrowers tales.

  106. Solange
    January 13, 2016 / 8:03 am

    Charlotte’s Web

  107. charlotte qualter
    January 13, 2016 / 10:33 am

    my favourite was Alice in wonderland x.

  108. jules Eeley
    January 13, 2016 / 11:44 am

    Matilda was my favourite πŸ™‚

  109. Suzanne Gaulton
    January 13, 2016 / 1:20 pm

    Heidi – I love a story that makes me both cry and smile.

  110. Jo Glasspool
    January 13, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    The animals of farthing wood.

  111. Kim Harding
    January 13, 2016 / 11:53 pm

    Heidi……oh how I loved to live in the alps like her!

  112. Laura F
    January 13, 2016 / 11:55 pm

    Mine was The Hobbit

  113. January 14, 2016 / 7:01 am

    This was one of my favourite stories when I was younger! Such a gorgeous looking edition. Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

  114. Melanie Daniels
    January 14, 2016 / 12:36 pm

    I loved The Worst Witch!

  115. Michelle Cooper
    January 14, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    Cinderella for me. Sooo wanted to wear a beautiful dress

  116. Kelly L
    January 15, 2016 / 10:22 pm

    The lion the witch and the wardrobe!

  117. Anne Plumb
    January 16, 2016 / 11:26 am

    The Silver Sword

  118. Simon Harrington
    January 16, 2016 / 7:17 pm

    Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

  119. Rachel Butterworth
    January 16, 2016 / 11:50 pm

    Mathilda by Roald Dahl.

  120. Naomi M
    January 17, 2016 / 2:00 am

    I have always been a real bookworm, so there are so many I can’t choose! I loved this book and read it to my own children a couple of years ago, also loved What Katy Did, Heidi, Pollyanna and so many others. If pushed I would say I think, Anne of Avonlea by L M Montgomery and all the subsequent books in that series which I started reading pre teens (I still go back and read them now)…but then I am a fan of love and romance in all its many forms and all of these books have a very healthy dose of these things x

  121. January 17, 2016 / 3:32 pm

    Enid Blytons Faraway Tree

  122. Rhia
    January 17, 2016 / 6:57 pm

    I remember my parents reading The Wind in The Willows with me πŸ™‚

  123. damian thomas (
    January 17, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    I loved james and the giant peach

  124. gareth drake
    January 17, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    i used to love stig of the dump

  125. Victoria Gillings
    January 17, 2016 / 7:58 pm

    I loved black beauty

  126. Diana
    January 17, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    Alice in Wonderland was my favourite πŸ™‚

  127. Andy Heron
    January 18, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    I had a giant book full of loads of stories and my favourite was called “Androcles and the Lion”

  128. zoe g
    January 18, 2016 / 3:18 pm

    I liked owl babies when i was little

  129. cathyj
    January 18, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    any enid blyton

  130. Jessica Hutton
    January 18, 2016 / 5:42 pm

    I loved Oliver Twist and the hobbit. My grandad read them to me xx

  131. Barbara Handley
    January 18, 2016 / 6:48 pm

    I liked The Rockingdown Mystery by Enid Blyton.

  132. January 18, 2016 / 11:06 pm

    I have never read this book, but it is definitely on a very long list of books I need to read #ToyTuesday

  133. Helen Woodcock
    January 19, 2016 / 12:26 am

    The Faraway Tree

  134. Chris Bell
    January 19, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    Over sea, Under stone by Susan Cooper….for me it summed up the magic and mystery of my childhood holidays to Cornwall and even though Cornwall will never be quite as rural or innocent as described in the book the magic of the place will always last with me….

  135. Leanne Newsome
    January 19, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    My favourite was bfg

  136. Spencer Broadley
    January 19, 2016 / 4:09 pm

    I was into Secret Seven by Enid Blyton – then Famous Five

  137. Kirsty Woods
    January 19, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    My favorite story was Herbert the Hedgehog

  138. Karen Lloyd
    January 19, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    I loved The Wishing Chair.

  139. Nikki Hunter-Pike
    January 19, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    As a child my favourite story was the prime minsiters brain – which was the sequel to the demon headmaster!

  140. Laura Loo
    January 19, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    My favourite story was always Heidi

  141. Laura Britton
    January 20, 2016 / 7:37 am

    Moo baa la la la! A favourite with my daughter now!

  142. hayley cooper
    January 20, 2016 / 11:52 am

    the secret seven!!

  143. Helen W
    January 20, 2016 / 1:12 pm

    The magic porridge pot

  144. January 20, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    I loved several – Noddy books, Roald Dahl Books and another Enid Blyton series The Far Away Tree.

  145. January 20, 2016 / 1:54 pm

    My favourite was and still is Alice In Wonderland.

  146. Katherine Coldicott
    January 20, 2016 / 2:05 pm

    I loved Peter Pan & also the Borrowers.

  147. MichelleD
    January 20, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    The BFG was my favourite!

  148. Tim Millington
    January 20, 2016 / 5:20 pm

    Treasure Island was my favourite

  149. EJ Dunn
    January 20, 2016 / 7:05 pm

    I loved anything involving The Famous Five!

  150. Jenny Jones
    January 20, 2016 / 7:08 pm

    My Lord of the Rings Trilogy and the Hobbit by Tolken, I still have these books that I read as a teenager and they are some of my most tresured items

  151. Lisa Conn
    January 20, 2016 / 7:34 pm

    I loved the Railway Children

  152. Karen Howden
    January 20, 2016 / 10:42 pm

    I used to love the enid blyton famous five books

  153. Rahela
    January 21, 2016 / 12:05 am

    I loved ‘A Little Princess’

  154. JUDY PARSLOW
    January 21, 2016 / 6:32 am

    my family and other animals gerald durrell

  155. Jade Hewlett
    January 21, 2016 / 7:44 am

    I liked Matilda

  156. lynn neal
    January 21, 2016 / 10:08 am

    The Railway Children

  157. leighanne palfrey
    January 21, 2016 / 10:41 am

    charlie and the chocolate factory was my absolute favourite πŸ™‚

  158. Emilia nastaly-howard
    January 21, 2016 / 11:02 am

    Mine was “Alice in wonderland” πŸ™‚

  159. Marie McDonald
    January 21, 2016 / 11:46 am

    The Famous Five and the Naughtiest Girl in School

  160. katie parsons
    January 21, 2016 / 12:40 pm

    What a beautiful book, I loved this book as a child and cant wait to read it to my children. This keepsake would be a perfect family heirloom πŸ™‚

  161. Stacey Holmes
    January 21, 2016 / 12:40 pm

    Heidi was my absolute favourite book, it still is! xx

  162. Kelly Hooper
    January 21, 2016 / 1:20 pm

    Georges Marvellous Medicine

  163. Saran Benjamin
    January 21, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    I quite liked The Secret Seven books by Enid Blyton

  164. mike proffitt
    January 21, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    I loved the Christopher Robin book I had

  165. Gemma Cook
    January 21, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    I loved the Railway Children and now so does our little girl x

  166. Emma Davies
    January 21, 2016 / 2:48 pm

    Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree

  167. Emily Hutchinson
    January 21, 2016 / 3:31 pm

    The Children of Green Knowe

  168. Kim Styles
    January 21, 2016 / 3:34 pm

    I did love the Secret Garden the most out of all books .I wanted to be be just like dicken and be able to talk to wild animals

  169. laura avery
    January 21, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    Stig of the dump was my fav! Thanks for the chance x

  170. Kerry Crowe
    January 21, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

  171. Sue Dorking
    January 21, 2016 / 5:18 pm

    Loved the Chalet School Stories by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer

  172. Jenny Rogers
    January 21, 2016 / 5:33 pm

    The Hobbit – still my favourite now.

  173. DENISE WILDEN
    January 21, 2016 / 5:40 pm

    I loved Enid Blyton Malory Towers books

  174. katrina adams
    January 21, 2016 / 6:57 pm

    My favourite book as a child was the Alice in Wonderland. I loved the idea of falling down the rabbit hole and always used to pretend I had the little vials for Drink Me and little snacks for Eat Me – I was always disappointed when they didn’t have any effect. I was nicknamed Cheshire Cat for my great big smile but I think I would have done better at the Mad Hatter’s tea party!

  175. Sarah Parker
    January 21, 2016 / 7:04 pm

    tom’s midnight garden πŸ™‚

  176. Sheri Darby
    January 21, 2016 / 7:16 pm

    Winnie The Pooh

  177. January 21, 2016 / 7:24 pm

    Where the wild things are and when I was bigger swallows and amazons

  178. Chris Fletcher
    January 21, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    I always loved Treasure Island!

  179. Natalie Gillham
    January 21, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    My favourite childhood story was ‘The Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton

  180. January 21, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    Funnily enough it was actually this one, I loved the film too and would watch it repeatedly.

    We had a big garden with a gate through to our neighbours that was always locked and I would imagine it was like the secret garden in the book.

    I would absolutely love to win this!

    Hannah

  181. Rebecca Powell
    January 21, 2016 / 8:00 pm

    I loved The Hobbit

  182. Kerry Kilmister
    January 21, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    I loved reading Little Women as a child. Tbh I still do now

  183. Anna
    January 21, 2016 / 8:22 pm

    I loved the Narnia books

  184. Helen Gilbert
    January 21, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    Enid Blyton…her stories were magical and The Faraway Tree series was my absolute favourite

  185. ellie spider
    January 21, 2016 / 9:05 pm

    I didnt have a favourite single story but I did love Enid Blyton and all the school books – starting with the naughtiest girl in the school and moving on to The Twins at St Clares and mallory Towers – I always wanted to go to boarding school it sounded much more fun than myschool!

  186. angela sandhu
    January 21, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    Any Enid Blyton books

  187. Patricia Avery
    January 21, 2016 / 9:24 pm

    I loved the Noddy stories. We lived with Grandma in the early 1950s and she taught me to read before I started school using books she bought at a jumble sale. She was responsible for giving me a lifelong passion for books and reading. Back then we couldn’t afford new books. Now I have my own library and cannot bear to part with any of my wonderful books πŸ™‚

  188. January 21, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    I loved the puddle lane books

  189. Victoria Middleton
    January 21, 2016 / 10:16 pm

    The Little Matchgirl

  190. Emma McCluskey
    January 21, 2016 / 10:21 pm

    A a young child, Noddy. As an older child, Mallory Towers. Yeah I had a thing about Enid Blyton.

  191. claire little
    January 21, 2016 / 10:30 pm

    the secret garden

  192. Victoria B
    January 21, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    Carrie’s War

  193. simon hardy
    January 21, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    Georges Marvellous Medicine

  194. Dale Dow
    January 21, 2016 / 10:38 pm

    The magic faraway tree x

  195. Debbie Preston
    January 21, 2016 / 11:04 pm

    The Magic Faraway Tree

  196. Lana George
    January 22, 2016 / 12:42 am

    Charlie and the Chocolate factory – still love it now much to my partners amusement and I’m 46!

  197. Lynsey Buchanan
    January 22, 2016 / 3:20 am

    I loved The Magic Faraway Tree Books

  198. Leanne Hansell
    January 22, 2016 / 6:10 am

    My favourite was ‘The Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton

  199. Jill Fairbanks
    January 22, 2016 / 6:49 am

    The famous five books

  200. betony bennett
    January 22, 2016 / 8:24 am

    Stig of the Dump πŸ™‚

  201. Andrew Hindley
    January 22, 2016 / 9:21 am

    The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Caroll

  202. January 22, 2016 / 9:50 am

    I loved Rumplestilstskin,this was over fifty years ago and there wasn’t the same choice as there is now.I love reading to my grandchildren and there are so many books to choose from,we love the Grufallo.I’d love to win this as a special addition to our bookcase,this was actually my daughters favourite story and I’d love to see if my grand-daughter loves it too x

  203. stephanie whitehurst
    January 22, 2016 / 10:02 am

    I loved treasure island and the skelinton (in the dark dark woods)

  204. karen watt
    January 22, 2016 / 10:22 am

    Love the Lion Witch And the Waldrobe

  205. alicia piles
    January 22, 2016 / 10:25 am

    enid blytons famous five series

  206. Lucy Carter
    January 22, 2016 / 10:35 am

    My favourite was The Magic Faraway Tree

  207. Tricia Cowell
    January 22, 2016 / 10:50 am

    I loved Enid Blyton, especially the Wishing Chair

  208. Toni
    January 22, 2016 / 11:42 am

    The magic faraway tree by Enid Blyton always brought excitement into my bedtime story

  209. Wendy Guy
    January 22, 2016 / 1:20 pm

    Alice in Wonderland was always my favourite.

  210. Cheryl
    January 22, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    Alice in Wonderland

  211. George Williamson
    January 22, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    Fabulous. Treasure Island

  212. January 22, 2016 / 1:36 pm

    The Nightwatchmen by Helen Cresswell. It is a bit spooky.

  213. Karen Dixon
    January 22, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    Alice in wonderland

  214. Maria Jane Knight
    January 22, 2016 / 2:30 pm

    James & The Giant Peach – it was captivated by its magic.

  215. fiona butler
    January 22, 2016 / 2:33 pm

    When I was younger, I used to like reading all sorts of books, but strangely enough, the secret garden really was one of my favourite stories, along with the railway children.

  216. Sarah Saunders
    January 22, 2016 / 2:36 pm

    Famous Five – Five Run Away Together. xx

  217. Catriona Hutchinson
    January 22, 2016 / 5:56 pm

    The Velveteen rabbit, and it still makes me cry to this day!

  218. amanda noble
    January 22, 2016 / 5:56 pm

    The water babies

  219. Emma
    January 22, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    The famous five books

  220. Frances Darvill
    January 22, 2016 / 7:34 pm

    The Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder were my favourites and still are.

  221. stacey kavanah
    January 22, 2016 / 7:54 pm

    The Wishing Chair – Enid Blyton

  222. Joanna Sawka
    January 22, 2016 / 8:10 pm

    The Ugly Duckling

  223. Daniel king
    January 22, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    Mine was the magic faraway tree πŸ™‚

  224. Matt Brasier
    January 22, 2016 / 8:51 pm

    enid blytons famous five series

  225. Louise Smith
    January 22, 2016 / 9:39 pm

    It was the Secret Garden, its amazing & a classic

  226. Dawn Hull
    January 22, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    My favourite was Matilda.

  227. Maria Sullivan
    January 22, 2016 / 9:53 pm

    This is one of my favourite books from when I was a child.

  228. Yvette D
    January 22, 2016 / 10:11 pm

    Mallory towers by Enid blyton

  229. Ayse
    January 22, 2016 / 10:16 pm

    The narnia chronicles. Still love them now πŸ™‚

  230. carole Hiscock
    January 22, 2016 / 10:44 pm

    I know it’s going back a bit, but I always loved “Heidi”

  231. Melanie Burton
    January 22, 2016 / 10:50 pm

    Enid Blyton – The Faraway Tree

  232. Jo McPherson
    January 22, 2016 / 10:53 pm

    I loved the Faraway Tree

  233. Tammy Neal
    January 22, 2016 / 10:54 pm

    I love Heidi <3 xx

  234. Suzanne Brown
    January 22, 2016 / 10:58 pm

    The Secret Garden was a great favourite, along with Enid Blyton’s Pip the Pixie and all of the Noddy books.

  235. Joe Benson
    January 22, 2016 / 11:03 pm

    Harry Potter – and I still love it!

  236. Laura Marshall
    January 22, 2016 / 11:25 pm

    My favourite books when I was younger were the Magic Faraway Tree stories by Enid Blyton!

  237. Heather Crowe
    January 22, 2016 / 11:46 pm

    Mine was Esio Trot

  238. Laura Vitty
    January 22, 2016 / 11:57 pm

    The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

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