Anna Fynn Message Board
NightWizard posts on 4/22/2008 9:50:19 PM
Well to be sure, and I'm not trying to take anyones side, It's fairly safe to say that Fynn did live in the east-end London in the 1930's and as he pointed out Children wondering about was common back then, the world was a very different place in those days and whatever happened or didn't happen, I have no doubt that Fynn befriended many of them, he may have (sadly) encountered at least one who was unwanted, did he take her home? he probably thought about it, did she run away? did her parents say "you keep her"? she might have been a child who was turned over to Fynns Mom or Sister to raise but who unofficially was primarily cared for and loved by him, I would not call the story made up if this were the case? but I knew a family who was having some problems and I helped raise a little girl age two to three myself for only about a year, I guess if I was talented like Fynn I could have written my own story!
Nigel C. Fortune. posts on 4/22/2008 5:04:31 PM
i am sorry you do not feel this story was real. But what proof do you have that Fynn made it all up? There are people that have posted on web site forums claimng to have known him and that the story is true. None of them say he made it all up. I have visited his grave and it bears an inscription which is mentioned in Fynn's third and final book, Anna And The Black Knight. Given that he wrote Mister God 30 years after the events took place why would he make it up after all that time? I think that as he neared retirement he had a story about his youth to tell so wrote a book about it. Please remember that Fynn was a real person with a real life and i find it somewhat distasteful of you to claim he was a liar and made it all up without offering any evidence of that. Best Wishes, Nigel.
Joyce posts on 4/22/2008 1:46:16 PM
Sorry but I still beg to differ. There is no proof...Books? Drawings? They may be real but who produced them? The grave lost for ever...convenient. As I said, the book is "nice", full of goodness and just about everything we want this world to be...sadly it is not. Of course there has been no crime committed here...it's only a book! I only feel it unfair that thousands of people all over the world are hanging on every word of this book and that makes me sad if it's not real. I want it to be real and I am sure Fynn did too. If someone out there can come up with one sound witness, some proof, I will be absolutely delighted, and I mean that! Enough! this is a big world and there is much to do and see. Byeeee xx
NightWizard posts on 4/20/2008 2:46:23 PM
I have posted in the past concerning the truth of this story and it has gotten me into hot water so to speak, yet some I feel misunderstood my statements, do I think there is some truth to this story? yes of course I do, do I think it's a careful account of all events as they actually occurred like keeping a diary? absolutely not, do I think that a little girl (name not important) lived with Fynn when he was around 20 years of age? maybe, I flip a coin on that one! Does it matter to what extent you or I believe the story? maybe! if we are being too extreme in one direction or another it could mean we are missing the point, as I once pointed out, Lewis Carroll aka Charles Dodgsons Alice of 'Alice In Wonderland' was a real little girl, the wonderful magical things did happen by the telling of his story to her! Yet Alice Liddell did once say in her old age that Lewis did make her out to be something she never once was! I see Fynn also as a child advocate, rather than seeing Anna as being so special and maybe she was? but for me the meaning is one of conjuring that special magick that is inherent in most little girls and bringing it out rather like a spirit is evoked inside a triangle of protection and oh yes,an author writes stories to make money as well, nothing wrong with that, an author with some physical disabilities who wrote about a little girl he once had or knew and who only wrote what actually occurred might find that his story was too short or to simple to sell as a book, so he might be inclined to dig deep and speak for her as he believes she feels yet may not have the words to always express, children are superior to adults in their intuition yet not in intellect an intelligent author might jiggle a little of that intuition over onto the side of intellect to make it better understood by those older who have forgotten the magick which they themselves once possessed, grownups may tell a child "don't be silly, there's no such thing" yet the child may be perfectly correct, s/he may be seeing or sensing deeply the truth of the matter, this I believe is the magick Fynn captured in Anna!
Nigel C. Fortune. posts on 4/19/2008 3:02:31 PM
Hi Joyce, if you read the introduction to Mister God This Is anna by Vernon Sproxton he answers the question of Anna being real or not. On page 7 he says " I have seen the documents in the case; the notes, the drawings, the essays, and the music." So i think its pretty obvious she was real. Plus her grave is said to be somewhere in the East London Cemetery at Plaistow, near Mile End. But its a massive place and her grave is unmarked, saddly, because Fynn took the little cross that marked it and threw it in a hedge just after the war(as described at the end of the book). Hope this helps.
Joyce posts on 4/19/2008 12:03:41 PM
Read the book....very carefully, including the forward. Nice book, lovely ideals...however, I don't think it is true(even though I truly want to!) I believe Anna was invented by Fynn as a way of dealing with his own very troubled life. After all, taking into consideration the time this book represents, it is quite inconceivable that a child could go missing unreported and then again no one tries to discover her identity. Not to mention her death and burial...nothing? Nice book, but I can't believe it.... Sadly I think the question "Where's Anna?" and Fynn's answer "In my Middle"..says it all, although I am more than welcome to be proved wrong...truly!!! x
Anonymous posts on 1/18/2008 5:46:54 PM
The next thing you know, ya never know!
Anonymous posts on 12/13/2007 9:24:25 PM
Bad girls?! You mean on the internet or to meet in person?
BunterMedic posts on 8/20/2007 10:03:57 AM
Where find bad girls?
Nigel C. Fortune posts on 8/11/2007 7:00:34 PM
Hi Lida. Mister God,This is Anna had a profound impact on my life as well. I recently investigated Sydney Hopkins gravestone and it bares an insrciption which is mentioned in the final book by Fynn called Anna and the Black Knight. I'm convinced Fynn was Sid,he lies in a beautiful spot in Somerset, England. Best Wishes, Nigel.
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