I came across an article from the mid-nineties when there was that great fuss about the possibility of a homosexual relationship between Enid Blyton’s two most famous characters. Together with the scandal about the appearance of the gollywog as the bad guy in the stories, there was a ‘sensitivity panic’ and the books were hastily removed from libraries all over the world. The article mentions, rather cynically, that this scarcity put an immediate value on the little books and first editions were going for very high sums. In fact any books with the original texts became of some value: it is at his point that I regret not having the hoarding gene. I wonder what happened to all my Noddy books? I had 16 when I was young and I loved them all. I doubt whether my mother has them: when I finally decided to collect all my dolls from her house to give to my small daughter, my mother had ‘given them all to the jumble’. Perhaps my brother’s got them? If he has, I am going to say it is time I had them back. Anyone know if they are back in favour and now worthless?