Monthly Archives: March 2013

Who’s Who in Enid Blyton by Eva Rice, a (very critical) review part one: Adventure Stories

I’ve had this book a while and have only read it once. I remember being a bit disappointed by it… and  I thought I’d give it a re-read to see if I could figure out why. My first thoughts are … Continue reading

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The eBay of Adventure

I am sure that at one time or another we have all been on eBay, bidding away on something we want so desperately. That in the last few hours of the auction running time we have checked in repeatedly to … Continue reading

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Sunskriti’s Animal Character Exploration: Timmy from the Famous Five

This month’s blog post  is about Timmy, who is quite possibly Blyton’s most famous animal character. I found writing about Timmy harder than any of the other animals I’ve blogged about, so please excuse the length of this post. Timmy … Continue reading

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A Last-minute Monday Message

I’d completely forgotten it was my turn to write the Monday post until after 11 on Sunday night, so I apologise for the rushed and panicked nature of this! Coming up on the blog this week we have the next instalment of … Continue reading

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When people search for Enid Blyton, what are they looking for?

When people search for Blyton related media, what are they looking for? A large proportion of our blog views* come from various search engines – and WordPress tells us exactly what the search terms were. It’s really interesting to see … Continue reading

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Julian’s News: Part 4

Well after the gushing reviews and pleas for more fan fiction I got for the last post, you can all breathe a sigh of relief because part five is here! In case you missed any of them the previous fan fiction pieces … Continue reading

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Secret Seven on the Trail – a Review by Ben

With the Seven due back at school Peter decides to call a meeting in his garden shed to say it will be the last time the Secret Society will meet until the Christmas holidays as nothing strange would happen during … Continue reading

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Just Another Manic Monday

Time certainly is hurtling past us at a fair speed of knots and I, for one, wish it wouldn’t! We are less than two weeks away from Easter, the clocks still haven’t gone forward and we have hardly had a … Continue reading

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Very Blyton Birthday Presents

To celebrate my birthday today, I thought  I could mark the occasion by writing a blog about past presents I have received that carry that all important Blyton theme. I did a similar thing for my Christmas presents if you remember, so I … Continue reading

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My Childhood Books Part Seven

We’ve finally reached the final part of this series, and the last of the books I had as a child. Those were The Secret of Cliff Castle, Smuggler Ben, The Boy Next Door, The Treasure Hunters and The Children of Green Meadows. THE … Continue reading

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Poppy’s Book of the Month: Mr Galliano’s Circus

By Poppy Hutchinson Series: The Mr Galliano’s Circus Series Main Characters: Jimmy and Lotta Published: 1938 First Published By: George Newnes Rating (Out of 5): 5 Jimmy Brown, a young schoolboy, from a rather poor family is the main character … Continue reading

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Mad March Monday

Welcome to another Monday at the World of Blyton Blog. I’ve actually got a lot of news and things to mention this week! First, I’d like to show off our new linked index of blog posts, which is exactly what it … Continue reading

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March Flowers

Brought to you once more from Enid Blyton’s Nature Lover’s Book. This month’s flowers are a bit more jolly and there are a lot more of them to tell you about. In my first edition the March flowers cover two … Continue reading

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If the Kirrins and the Mannering/Trents went on dates: Short works of fan fiction

I’m not even sure exactly how this idea started, or if the title accurately describes the content but this is the first fan fiction that I’ve ever finished, and it’s also the first I’ve shared with more than one person. … Continue reading

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Come to the Circus!

I picked up a copy of Come to the Circus! at an antiques fair in Waihi, New Zealand.  It is not a first edition though, but the 1974 Dean edition (the definition of “antique” at this particular fair was  a … Continue reading

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100th Post – Best of the World of Blyton Blog

In four short months we have had over 9,500 views and posted 100 times! We thought that deserved a celebration Blyton style. So pull up a picnic blanket, crack open the sardine sandwiches and ginger beer and read on to … Continue reading

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