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Why are we so haunted by certain characters in children's fiction? Amanda Craig investigates (i.e. she asks her 10 yr old daughter and 8 yr old son):
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/printFriendly/0,,1-197-770729,00.html

"When I revisit my heroes and heroines, I feel I reach down not only into my childhood but into what Proust called 'le moi profound', or the deep self.
Perhaps that is why so many adults continue to revisit children's fiction: because in its dark depths we see in it the reflections of all we once were; and still, perhaps, aspire to become."

In this rather bland piece of spacefilling journalese, Craig makes reference to 'Eva Rice's new book' Who's Who In Enid Blyton, in fact a welcome new edition of a book first published 6 years ago:

A slightly more worthwhile read is Craig's review of Ryland's Footsteps by Sally Prue:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/printFriendly/0,,1-1461-766819,00.html

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