The magic faraway tree 3 book collection boxset - £5 instore @ Tesco (Bar Hill)
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The magic faraway tree 3 book collection boxset - £5 instore @ Tesco (Bar Hill)

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Found 2nd Dec
Magical memories and a great read looked everywhere for this and was in a larger tesco yesterday in bar hill cambridge and they had them.
Couldnt find online and isnt in my small tesco but deffo worth a look in the bigger tescos! 😁

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This will be the politically-correctly-edited version with changed names and such nonsense. They were "improved" in the 90s so your memories might be slightly less magical...

Fond memories of these books as a child and enjoyed re-reading them to my own kids too. Great find Op

banjomike1 h, 27 m ago

This will be the politically-correctly-edited version with changed names …This will be the politically-correctly-edited version with changed names and such nonsense. They were "improved" in the 90s so your memories might be slightly less magical...


Yup.. Dame Slap is transformed into Dame Snap who shouts at poor “Frannie” instead of poking her. There’s no golliwog station on the train line. Laughable changes really.

banjomike1 h, 49 m ago

This will be the politically-correctly-edited version with changed names …This will be the politically-correctly-edited version with changed names and such nonsense. They were "improved" in the 90s so your memories might be slightly less magical...


All of which is why I sought out earlier versions from eBay for my kids to read.

profdarkart3 h, 5 m ago

Yup.. Dame Slap is transformed into Dame Snap who shouts at poor “Frannie” …Yup.. Dame Slap is transformed into Dame Snap who shouts at poor “Frannie” instead of poking her. There’s no golliwog station on the train line. Laughable changes really.


Removing references to 'Golliwog Station' is hardly Political Correctness Gone Mad... Golliwogs are a profoundly offensive reference for a vast number of people, and even if you don't think so yourself at least have the decency to consider the feelings of others...

supersharpshot16 h, 34 m ago

Removing references to 'Golliwog Station' is hardly Political Correctness … Removing references to 'Golliwog Station' is hardly Political Correctness Gone Mad... Golliwogs are a profoundly offensive reference for a vast number of people, and even if you don't think so yourself at least have the decency to consider the feelings of others...


There is such a thing as a cultural snapshot of the time. Get over yourself.

profdarkart15 m ago

There is such a thing as a cultural snapshot of the time. Get over …There is such a thing as a cultural snapshot of the time. Get over yourself.



are all historical cultural snapshots worth preserving?

urgurinder1 h, 17 m ago

are all historical cultural snapshots worth preserving?


If you believe in the value of history as a pedagogical medium, yes. If you’d prefer mankind was unable to learn from its mistakes and overwrote all history that offended it with a sanitised version, then no. Studying something in the awareness of its cultural context does not validate it. It merely observes it and makes it possible for us to make our own, reasoned judgments. I don’t see them rewriting The Little Prince as something not so male and bourgeoisie focused to avoid offence. Let literature be, it is as much art as a painting is and to rewrite it is to disrespect the artist.

profdarkart3 h, 52 m ago

If you believe in the value of history as a pedagogical medium, yes. If …If you believe in the value of history as a pedagogical medium, yes. If you’d prefer mankind was unable to learn from its mistakes and overwrote all history that offended it with a sanitised version, then no. Studying something in the awareness of its cultural context does not validate it. It merely observes it and makes it possible for us to make our own, reasoned judgments. I don’t see them rewriting The Little Prince as something not so male and bourgeoisie focused to avoid offence. Let literature be, it is as much art as a painting is and to rewrite it is to disrespect the artist.


tail wagging the dog!
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