Monthly Archives: November 2012

Second Form at Malory Towers

Warning: Spoilers Second Form at Malory Towers is (surprise, surprise) the second book in the Malory Towers series. First published in 1947, a year after First Term at Malory Towers.  Once again we join Darrell Rivers on her way to Malory … Continue reading

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My Childhood Books Part One

This series of posts is inspired by a thread on the Enid Blyton Society Forums, where members are discussing which Blyton was the first they read or bought. Many of them have fond memories of a particular copy of the … Continue reading

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World of Blyton Blog has had 2,000 views!

After our excitement when we reached 1,000 views in 17 days, we’ve made another 1,000 in just 10 days. We really can’t believe it. (We’re not going to blog every thousand views… we’ll stop by the time we reach 10,000 or so, … Continue reading

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Here’s to Enid Blyton on the 44th anniversary of her death

Forty-four years ago today, on 28 November 1968, Enid Blyton passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 71. It is a testament to her that so many years later she is still read and loved by so … Continue reading

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Should We Ever Compare Julian and Fatty?

By PippaStef Inspired by several topics of conversation on the Enid Blyton Society Forums, “Fatty vs Julian”, I want to examine this comparison and why I believe it’s wrong to make it. As a staunch fan of Julian Kirrin and … Continue reading

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Three irreplaceable books by Su

Over on the Enid Blyton Society forums, Poppy asked a question about what your top ten books would be to save. I did list ten, but of them all, only three books would be irreplaceable.  You may be thinking that … Continue reading

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Just another manic Monday

Monday has rolled around again, so welcome to a new week here at the World of Blyton Blog. We’re a bit unprepared this week (a recurring theme behind the scenes here) but will be posting another piece from Su for … Continue reading

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Comic Strip Presents… Five Go to Rehab – A Review

I’ve just gotten around to watching Five Go to Rehab as I recorded it when it was originally on. I have to say I have mixed feelings about the programme now I’ve seen it. There were definitely some good things about … Continue reading

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Collecting Blyton

by PippaStef I was inspired by Fiona and Su’s stories of how they came across a longed for book to complete their Enid Blyton collections, and ended up wondering  how you achieve a complete collection of books that don’t cost … Continue reading

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Series Synopsis: Famous Five Books 7-9

Welcome to the third in the series of Famous Five posts. As usual, there may be spoilers for the books you’ve not read yet (if so, shame on you, get reading!) Interestingly, Blyton had intended to finish the series with … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton Fan Fiction; The Way You Make Me Feel

For a long time now I have been interested in Enid Blyton fan-fiction, namely ones involving the Famous Five and Malory Towers. Sites sometimes have some distinctly non-Blyton fan-fiction on them, but that’s not something I have a huge issue … Continue reading

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Fiona’s Three Favourite Characters

Reading Pippastef’s blog post on her three favourite characters inspired me write my own. When it came to it though, I had real trouble coming up with three characters. Other people seem to be able to instantly produce a few … Continue reading

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Do You Know These November Flowers?

In the Nature Lover’s Book, Enid Blyton wrote about the joys of nature and included things such as what flowers you can expect to see in which month, distinguishing bird species and telling trees apart.In this blog post we can … Continue reading

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Green Hedges – The inspiration for my watercolour

by Julie Heginbotham To any Enid Blyton fan, Green Hedges, Enid’s home in Beaconsfield from 1938 to 1968 was the most famous address known to them. On all of my 60s hardback dust jackets of the Famous Five by Hodder & Stoughton, … Continue reading

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World of Blyton Blog has hit 1,000 views!

It’s true, today at just 17 days old the World of Blyton Blog has been viewed 1,000 times. Actually 1,081 times as I am writing this. Stef and I have become quite obsessed with all the statistics that are generated … Continue reading

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Su’s Five Find-Outers and Dog Collection

This article was sent to me by Su, a regular on the Enid Blyton Society forums. I recently posted this article about how I completed my Find-Outers collection and at the end asked “Have any of you gone to great lengths … Continue reading

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