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World Book Day Turns 20

We are a team of avid book lovers and today we got to discuss which were our favourite books to read growing up and which ones we now read to our children and families. 

We look at 20 of our favourite books to celebrate 20 years of World Book Day 

Rockley Owner and Financial Director, Peter 'the book worm' Gordon gave us a list of several of his favourite books growing up, starting off with the Beano, Roy of the Rovers, Viz and Samuel Pepys

Rockley Owner, Lis Gordon has fond memories of a very special book to her: "I would say Swallows and Amazons because growing up Derbyshire in a small coal mining village far from the sea meant Arthur Ransome's books provided a window on a thrilling world of freedom and adventure I could only dream of. My lifelong love of sailing and the outdoors definitely started through reading (avidly!) all of his books (which seem very dated now) but represented a world where the pace of life was slow and simple and at the same time adventurous."

Kate, Kat and Cassy are all fans of Enid Blyton's Famous Five series as well as The Secret Seven. School Sales Manager, Jack used to like reading The Elves and the Shoemaker at Christmas when he was younger which he has now turned into a family tradition to read to his daughters.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and another Enid Blyton classic, The Magic Faraway Tree were Sara's favourites while Val told us that her niece and nephew love the Hairy McClary from Donaldson's Dairy range of books because 

they rhyme and they love to join in.

The Katie Morag series were a big hit in Kate's house and Poole Park Manager, AJ just couldn't resist some light humour; "I really liked the Mr Men Books, why because they made me laugh. Also, I quite enjoyed Winnie the Pooh because who dislikes Pooh and Tigger!"

Will, like many of us, was fond of The Tales of Peter Rabbit and preferred the book Babe: The Sheep Pig to the film. 

We have had a lot of fun remembering our favourite books and hope you all have had a great World Book Day

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