Enid Blyton: Racism row over Blyton festival | Mail Online This surprises me. May be I'm ignorant, bludgeoned into a state of 'not noticing it anymore' or both. I loved the Famous Five books but don't remember them as racist books. Far from it. The article mentions one example: "Don't leave any money around if there are any black children about as they will steal it". We could always put this to the test to see if she was wrong about that..... Anyway it had me thinking about reading proper racist books and comics as a child in the eighties, Like Suske en Wiske and Tin Tin. May be I was fed so many wrong lines I didn't spot the more sophisticated racism in Enid Blyton's books. (Translation: black man in the zoo asks Lambik if he can give him some food because he hasn't eaten for days. Lambik says he cannot break the law and points at a sign saying: "Do not feed the animals".) Anyone else remembers comics or books which contained obvious racism or other things considered very, very, very wrong today?