Some childhood nostalgia! I loved Enid Blyton books as a child, and still do ...
12 books that changed the world was only mildly interesting, but I wouldn't go out and buy it. Mine came from a charity shop and will be donated back there in due course.... ditto The Pheasants' Revolt, which was okay if there was absolutely nothing else left in the house to read.
The best of the bunch, and an absolute delight, was A Wayne In A Manger by Gervase Phinn, who has written a series of successful books based on his experiences as a School Inspector in the UK.
Three more Faye Kellerman books from the Library. The Burnt House had the weakest plot. These books are excellent at relaying the tension between trying to maintain a Faith and living a religious life when being daily confronted by the blackest, darkest and vilest excesses of the human race.
Which led nicely to this one, which was very informative.
And to finish, my current "to read" pile :-)