The Magic Faraway Tree is a children's novel by Enid Blyton, first published in 1943. It is the second book in the series of novels The Faraway Tree, in which Jo, Bessie and Fanny (renamed Joe, Dick and Fanny have been changed to Rick and Frannie, due to the modern sexual connotations of the original names.
I am discovering that I am increasingly grateful for political correctness. Despite my childhood addiction to anything written by Enid Blyton, I find.
The main characters were called Joe, Bessie, Fanny and Dick. And now in modern publications, they've changed these to Jo, Beth, Franny and.