Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Enid Blyton's cottage goes on sale
Old Thatch, the Buckinghamshire home of the children’s author and her characters, enters the housing market at £1.85m
Old Thatch, the former home of Enid Blyton which would become the setting for the first of her Mystery series of novels, has been put up for sale for almost £2m. Blyton lived in the 17th-century cottage from 1929 to 1938, writing in her diary that it was “perfect, both outside and in ... just like a Fairy Tale house and three minutes from the river”. More