31 Mar


Whilst I’m waiting for Mr. Fikry to arrive, I’ve taken a page out of Mr. Mussert’s life, and am reminiscing through the words of Carolyn Keene. For those of you too young to know, Ms. Keene was in the hands of all my peers, lasses and lads alike, although I have to admit, sotto voce of course, that the lads far preferred The Hardy Boys. And, for those of us sidling up to the mysteries – it was all we could do to contain ourselves. It isn’t so shocking really, to go back a few years through the words that defined us when we were mere children. Actually, it’s quite decadent. Though now, through my older eyes, I can’t imagine why it is that I devoured the lot of such foolishness. ‘Because,’ … says my younger ego, … ‘they were  so delicious.’ Nancy Drew was my hero. I lived with her at night – yes, even then I read at night – and I was her, much to the dismay of my teachers, during the day. In the pages leading up to the arrival of a more suitable adult read, I’ve been attempting to solve The Hidden Window Mystery, as I’ve completely forgotten how I did it the first time around. But then that’s the joy of going back in time, even if it is elementary. Isn’t it?



  1. Chris Sullivan March 31, 2014 at 8:59 p03 #

    Guilty as charged: as a youngster I loved The Hardy Boys, The Famous Five and the Hitchcock’s The Three Detectives. I wonder Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boy’s books still sell? I know through volunteering at an Oxfam bookshop that The Famous Five still sell and sell well.

  2. WORDMAN March 31, 2014 at 8:59 p03 #

    I believe there is a new generation of youngsters who read Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys, though the books don’t look the same, they are the same stories.

  3. Silvia Thomson March 31, 2014 at 8:59 p03 #

    Haha! ; I LOVE reading your thoughts. Great stuff. Takes me to other places(: It’s elementary my dear:)

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