Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Fiction Reads: Last Term at Malory Towers by Enid Blyton

Last Term at Malory Towers by Enid Blyton is the last book from the Malory Towers series. It is Darrell Rivers' last term there and she feels nostalgic. She thinks of experiencing the utmost at Malory Towers and speaks of the road ahead of her - "We're (her friends, Sally, Alicia and Betty) all going to St. Andrews up in Scotland, and what a good time we'll have." There are new girls at Malory Towers in her section: Amanda Chartelow (an excellent swimmer and tennis player from the numero-uno sports school, Trennigan Towers who is aiming for the Olympics) and Suzanne, a niece to Mam'zelle Rougier. In the true Enid Blyton style, she wittily and creatively sketched characters such as Jo Jones, Deidre, June, Alicia, Gwen and a host of other characters (teachers included). It is a fun-filled story which can aptly be described as the story with a twist-in-the-tale ending - "They (Sally and Darrell) went there (the rose-garden) and looked at the masses of brilliant roses. Each was silently saying good-bye to the places she loved most. They went to all the common-rooms, from the first to the fifth, remembering what happened in each. They peeped into the dining-room, and then went into different form rooms. What fun they had!"

(Article by Kabita Sonowal)

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