For those who don't know, Alice Liddell was the inspiration for Lewis Carroll's Alice in her adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. And the Famous Five are...well, how to put them into words? They are Enid Blyton's most masterful creation in my opinion, and I feel sure that before Harry Potter came along, no series of books had captured the imagination of so many children quite like this. (That being said, I don't know how famous they are outside of England...)
I wrote before about how good the journey felt for my soul, and this is one of the main reasons why...
Pictures and more explanations below:
The Famous Five
The Famous Five can be found at Corfe Castle. There is a shop called 'Ginger Pop' in the village, which sells knick knacks inspired by Enid Blyton's era, even Gollywogs, which I didn't think existed anymore.
But why Corfe Castle?
|Corfe or Kirrin?|
I really had no idea at the time, but I found out afterwards that the castle featured in the books set on Kirrin Island was illustrated based on Corfe Castle. I don't know how true it is, but it's nice to find a tribute to one national treasure whilst visiting another...
|The Famous Five @ Corfe Castle|
Does anyone know of any other literary tributes/sites worth visiting?