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Bah!

By Golly, it's a Rum Deal!

Enid Blyton Nancy Wake
Who's genuine? The original Enid Blyton (left) or Mumbai Mirror's dead ringer (right)?


Once upon a time there was a writer called Enid Blyton. In an era devoid of attractions such as Fickleodeon and Craptoon Network, all children could do on the weekends was read. And Blyton, despite her limited vocabulary and dated Briticisms, quickly found a place in our hearts. Talk to ten middle-aged Indians who are proud of their English, and eight would admit they grew up reading Blyton.

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