Monthly Archives: January 2013

Adventure Preparation Land – Fan Fiction by Pete

The Famous Five ignore a ‘no through route except v.i.v.’ temporary road sign in a part of uncharted and unmapped Dorset… They are on a cycling tour to buy each one of themselves the last ever bottle of ginger pop in a … Continue reading

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Many a Monday Makes a Muckle

Welcome to another week on the World of Blyton Blog. Another week has slipped away and we’re nearly at the end of January already. Coming soon on the blog will be some more fanfiction, a new writer and further reviews … Continue reading

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A Winter Walk at Bourne End

When I mentioned my trip to Bourne end Fiona asked me: “Are you going to do a blog for each season?” I said: “Maybe.” I guess in a way I was telling the truth! Last Monday I woke up to … Continue reading

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An introduction to the Adventure Series

The eight books in the Adventure Series are about the Mannering/Trent/Cunningham/Smugs children (not as confusing as it sounds – honest) and the thrilling adventures they tumble headlong into at every opportunity. This lot are a bit more globe-trotting than the … Continue reading

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Secret Seven Adventure – a review by Ben

The second book starts four weeks into the holidays there’s not been even a sniff of a mystery and the children are bored. To liven things up the Seven decide to dress up as Red Indians. It is agreed that … Continue reading

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Monday Madness

So here we are, another Monday, another week. Here in the UK we’re having some very wintry weather with lots of snow! So if you’re cold and stuck in doors may I suggest you check out this last weeks World … Continue reading

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January Flowers

Like the December flowers list, I’m sure you’re once again wondering what flowers could be out in this cold dreary British January, well bear with me: we shall soon know which flowers can be found! Once again, taken from “Enid … Continue reading

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The Children of Cherry Tree Farm – Part 1

by Aaron Bassett The Children of Cherry Tree Farm was first published in 1940 by Country Life and was illustrated by Harry Rountree.The story opens up with three bored children, Rory, Sheila and Benjy, gazing out onto a busy London … Continue reading

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Article: “Granny, Noddy and Me” an interview with Sophie Smallwood

This evening I stumbled on an article in the Guardian Online which is based around an interview with Sophie Smallwood – Enid Blyton’s granddaughter. The article, titled ‘Granny, Noddy and Me’ seems to be to be a beautiful insight into how … Continue reading

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Monday with milestones and maps

Monday has snuck up on us again, it feels like it was only yesterday I was writing about it being the first Monday of a new year. Last week I listed some of what was to come on the blog … Continue reading

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My Childhood Books Part Five

I’ve now reached the last of Enid Byton’s series, or rather, the end of the ones I actually owned. I’ll talk about The Secret Seven, St Clare’s, The Farm Series and The Naughtiest Girl in this post. THE SECRET SEVEN I … Continue reading

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The Secret Seven – a review by Ben

The thrill of the Christmas holidays had vanished and Peter and his sister Janet decide to restart The Secret Seven. This essentially being a group of seven members who each wore a badge with S.S. and had to remember a … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton Day 2012 by Abi

It all started when I saw on the forums they were holding an Enid Blyton Day. At first I thought it was in London but I’d misread Loddon as London. But, about a month later, I found out it was … Continue reading

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First Monday Musings of 2013

It’s the first Monday of 2013 and for many of us that means a return to the ‘real world’ aka work – or at least that’s what it means for me! We’re starting to get used to our new blog … Continue reading

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Poppy’s Book of the Month: First Term at Malory Towers

By Poppy Hutchinson Title: First Term at Malory Towers Series: Malory Towers Main Character: Darrell Rivers Published: 1946 First Published By: Methuen Rating (out of 5) : 5 First Term at Malory Towers is a very entertaining book, filled with the … Continue reading

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Series Synopsis: The Famous Five Books 19-21

Here we are, at the end of this series of posts (did I just hear a lot of “phews” there?) One last time, there may be spoilers ahead. FIVE GO TO DEMON’S ROCKS, 1961 The Location: The village and lighthouse at … Continue reading

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