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BOING! - A Tribute To Arbury Court Library...

Over to South Arbury to the Arbury Court Library for a brief hymn of praise.

The Library was officially opened by the Mayor of Cambridge on 28 January 1966. The building has a lovely cosy feel for browsing and study. A reassuring constant in a changing world, as children we took out Magic Roundabout books, and we still use 'our' library today.

And about those Magic Roundabout books: Eric Thompson narrated the English version of the show and created his own characters to go with the wonderful French visuals of Serge Danot.

A legend was created.

Boing! Zebedee arrived.

Mr Thompson wrote a series of books based on the series and his characterisations - and they contain stories with the same child/adult crossover humour appeal of the TV series.

If you liked the 1960s/70s series and you haven't read these books, they have since been republished and turn up on eBay.

A treat awaits.

The pic below is the cover from the early 1970s edition of the first volume, eagerly sought for and borrowed by us from Arbury Court Library fifty-odd years ago.



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