Re: ARís Achievement

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Posted by Tiss Flower on August 27, 2016 at 08:16:46 user Tiss_Flower.

In Reply to: ARís Achievement posted by Mike Dennis on August 27, 2016 at 01:17:15:

Hi Mike. I must say I don't think of AR as a children's author. I don't think he wrote FOR children. He wrote for and about the child in himself. I think he used his childhood memories and others to create a childhood he wished he'd had and, in so doing, created a childhood I wish I'd had - and still wish for 40 years on.
I've reread other favourite books from my childhood, Malcolm Saville and Enid Blyton, and these do read like children's books. The genius of AR is that his don't. They are great stories that happen to have believable children as the main characters. If we could ask him how he did it, he probably wouldn't know.

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