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date: 23 October 2019

Naughty Amelia Jane! (1939) 

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Daniel Hahn

By Enid *Blyton, a story about a doll (based on a real doll owned by Blyton’s daughter Gillian). Amelia Jane is not a shop-bought toy and this is seen as the excuse for her naughtiness. She indulges in all kinds of tricks and mischief—she pushes the toys into the goldfish bowl, pours milk down their necks, and runs wild with the scissors. Always contrite at the end, she promises to be good—hollow words. The stories originally appeared in the magazine ... ...

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