Anthony Horowitz

Not Much Fun

  • Cynthia Voigt, 
  • Jan Needle, 
  • Ron Morton, 
  • John Rowe Townsend, 
  • Margaret Mahy

I’m sure problems were more fun once. Did Captain Hornblower ever worry that he might be gay? Was Fu Manchu all that concerned about the way he related to his mother? There was a time when kids went on safari or deep-sea diving. Those were the days of buried treasure, secret agents and fiendish plots to take over the world or, better still, the universe. Of course, ‘young adult’ fiction hadn’t been invented then. Once we’d outgrown Willard Price and Rosemary Sutcliff, we went on to Ian Fleming and Alistair Maclean, Anya Seton and Daphne du Maurier. They may not have been good for us but we enjoyed them.

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