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Set in post-World War II Britain, the show follows the adventures of 12-year-old Darrell Rivers.Set in post-World War II Britain, the show follows the adventures of 12-year-old Darrell Rivers.Set in post-World War II Britain, the show follows the adventures of 12-year-old Darrell Rivers.
My imagination brought to (virtual) life...
Hello, I first read the entire series of Malory Towers in 1957. I was 7 years old. I was born and raised in a poverty stricken Salford, Near Manchester - times were hard, yet my mother spent money we couldn't really afford to buy me these second hand books. You might think that I read these books and felt envious of the characters - they did, after all, have so much more than I - but no. I was intrigued, captivated and laugh-out-loud entertained by their antics. I've always been a prodigious reader - but some themes', some ideas stay with you a lifetime - in this case it's the 'rose tinted glasses' ideal of an England where the Summers last forever... where friendships never fade and justice is served. The acting was... as has been noted... occasionally poor - but not exceptionally so - and the editing could have been far better. To summarise - this show holds true to the very essence of the books - and I believe that Enid Blyton would have been extremely happy with this outcome.
- Apr 27, 2020
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