Prompted by the eventual arrival of builders and new upstairs windows , the clear up continues . Youngest daughter appeared for the weekend and joined in .
She felt that , now she's 28 , there was no real harm in getting rid of a few childhood books . Not her favourites , of which there are many , or her older sisters' books which had been passed on , but certainly the loads of teenage pulp fiction stacked knee high in corners .
An astonishing 50 Nancy Drews
and dozens and dozens of Sweet Valley High which look now highly undesirable reading at any age ! Fortunately "Two Boy Weekend ", "Jealous Lies "and "Spring Fever "don't seem to have done any lasting damage !
The BabySitter Club and lots of Judy Blume were hoofed out . Laura Ingalls Wilders were stacked to be given to the only local child likely to read them in English .
An eclectic but fairly girlie variety survived the cull . Noel Streatfield , The Chalet School books , Philippa Pearce , Paula Danziger , my mother's favourite Angela Brazil , Rumer Godden , Heidi , Dick King-Smith , Quentin Blake's Mr Magnolia .......
But she left , perusing The Persephone Catalogue . Those shelves aren't destined to stay empty for long , I feel .
Which were your favourite childhood books ? Mine were The Borrowers , An Episode Of Sparrows and something that may have been called Mossy Green Theatre ........ but there were so many !