14.1.13

Nancy Drew Saved My Life

I tried very hard not to buy this book at the most recent book sale.



"Leave it for some young Nancy Drew enthusiast," I told myself.  But then I realised that such creatures may no longer exist and that I probably was the target demographic for this book, having spent one lost summer of my childhood devouring Nancy Drew books at such a prodigious rate that my mother would buy them and hide them from me to dispense as needed.

Nancy Drew saved my life by taking me somewhere else entirely during a time when that was required.  And beyond that, she made me think that girls could be clever enough to sort things out for themselves.

Anyway, I turned to the back of this book and saw this postcard collection and knew it was coming home with me.  Leave a comment if you'd like me to send you a card!


6 comments:

saleema said...

What a wonderful set of postcards!

I read Nancy, but not compulsively...Trixie Belden, not Nancy, was my particular girl detective idol. (A little younger, a little more of a tomboy.)

Sara O'Leary said...

I don;t think I ever picked up Trixie, although I did dally with the Hardy Boys a little. Email me of DM me an address on twitter if you would like me to send you a card, Saleema!

thirteenredshoes said...

I would love you to send me a post card Sara!

Sara O'Leary said...

Sorry to be slow but if you send me an address I will pop one in the mail!

theresa said...

Am I too late for a Nancy Drew card? I loved the books. I read them far too quickly -- the gift copies, the ones my mother bought for special occasions, and the ones borrowed from friends -- and was so thrilled to discover a great collection of them at the Victoria Public Library on the corner of Yates and Blanshard Streets in about 1963. Old clocks, haunted bridges, ranches -- little images still come to me from time to time...

Sara O'Leary said...

Theresa - just send me a mailing address and I will get one out to you! Us former Drewites have to stick together.