Would Enid Blyton 'delight' in new Famous Five parodies? Will we?

Whether or not she would be pleased, take-offs of the much-loved children’s books look set to follow the success of Ladybird spoofs“We are certain Enid Blyton would have delighted in the gentle parody of her characters,” says Anne McNeil of Enid Blyton Entertainment. “Characters which have helped to create a multimillion-selling global brand.” Related: Ladybird book pastiches become stocking-filler hit of 2015 “It says the Famous Five are still the most popular children’s books ever,” said George, wolfing down a slice of delicious fruit cake they had bought from the local paedophile – sorry, red-cheeked farmer and his wife - that morning.“I call that pretty ripping,” said Julian as Anne brushed the crumbs from his pullover and flagellated herself with a willow branch for being a girl. Related: Enid Blyton's Famous Five get 21st-century makeover Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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