Time for another of our sporadic vote-offs, I think. In the past Jane Eyre has triumphed over Wuthering Heights; Music over Art; Hardy and Dickens came out equal, and… well, I can’t remember the others. But it’s been gripping.
Today we’re taking a step into children’s literature. I’ve noticed that whenever I mention Enid Blyton, I get lots of happy comments – she inspires that sort of nostalgic joy in a lot of us. When JK Rowling’s name is heard, we reveal a slightly guiltier pleasure – perhaps because, for most of us, it’s not a nostalgic issue, not yet.
Enid Blyton vs. JK Rowling.
Of course you can also vote for ‘neither of the above’ if you’re feeling very grown up… but I shan’t settle for a ‘both of ’em’ answer – ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to nail your colours to the mast!