Sunday, 25 July 2010

Famous Five gets a make-over

Should dated language be edited for a new generation of readers? Alison Flood, a writer on and former news editor of The Bookseller, poses the question here.

1 comment:

Karen said...

I actually think they should. I grew up reading Enid Blyton books and adored them, but tried to read one to my friend's 8-yr old daughter recently and found it VERY hard-going. I had to keep stopping and explaining what things meant to her - not so much the language but the way it was structured!