Monthly Archives: June 2013

Beaconsfield, Bekonscot, Blyton Close and a little bit of Bourne End

Gosh, that’s an awful lot of Bs in the title! However Enid Blyton seemed to be all about the Bs. I mean she grew up in Beckenham, and lived with Hugh Pollock there for a couple of years when they … Continue reading

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Series Synopsis: Famous Five, the short stories part two

Continuing with the final four short stories from Five Have a Puzzling Time and Other Stories. Five and a Half-term Adventure – 1956, Enid Blyton’s Magazine Annual 3 Well Done, Famous Five! – 1956, Australian Weeties Strip Book When Timmy Chased … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Blyton Addict by Francis

We were sitting at a table at the White Horse pub in Beckenham taking a well-earned break from exploring Enid’s various childhood homes when I noticed the book. Stef was looking at a very familiar object – a book whose … Continue reading

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It’s Monday Again

As Stef has been off gallivanting (without me!) this weekend I’m doing the Monday post for this week. We have a new contributor this week, someone you might recognise from the comments. Francis has sent us his Confessions of a Blyton … Continue reading

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Bourne End and Old Thatch, June 2013

I spent last weekend with Stef, around London and Berkshire. We spent the majority of our time doing Blyton-related activities, including a day at Bourne End on the Sunday. I’d been to Bourne end twice before – once in 2012 … Continue reading

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TV Series Comparison: Five on a Treasure Island

Author’s note: I’m sorry not to be able to bring you a blog from our fabulous Blyton weekend as promised on Monday, but I’ve been so busy I haven’t had time to write it, and certainly not well. So here’s … Continue reading

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Sunskriti’s Character of the Month: Peter from The Secret Seven

For this month’s character exploration, I’m going to write about Peter, from the Secret Seven. I chose him because he’s probably my least favourite character in all of Blyton books. Basically, he’s the leader/ head of the Secret Seven Society. … Continue reading

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Monday

Stef and I have had a very Blyton-y weekend! I’ve been down staying with her so we’ve gone on lots of trips. We’ve been to Blyton Close (the site of Green Hedges), Bekonscot the model village of Beaconsfield which has … Continue reading

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Series Synopsis: Famous Five, the short stories review part one

Following on (sort of) from looking at the 21 Famous Five books, I thought I should look out at the short stories featuring the Five as well. There are eight stories, all written during the years the full length books … Continue reading

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June Flowers

More flowers now to brighten up your month. Let’s hope we get some good weather for you to go searching for them! Broom: The yellow broom makes a brave show when the bush is completely covered with bright-yellow, sweet-pea-like flowers. … Continue reading

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Poppy’s Book of the Month: House-at-the-Corner

Title: House-at-the-Corner Series: None Main Characters: The Farrell Family & Aunt Grace Published: 1947 First Published By: Lutterworth Press Rating: 5 out of 5 House-at-the-Corner differs quite dramatically from Enid’s more common genre of books, I find; though it still … Continue reading

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Made for Monday

First of all, I think I have to mention that this week is the week of the Enid Blyton Society meeting at Beckenham for a tour of Enid Blyton’s early houses. This week also deserves a special mention because it’s the … Continue reading

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Tell Me About Enid Blyton by Gillian Baverstock – A review

There are a number of books out there about Enid Blyton, her works and her life – you can see most of them here. I’ve already reviewed Who’s Who in Enid Blyton by Eva Rice and I thought it was … Continue reading

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Julian’s News Part 6

It has been a little while since I gave you a piece of Julian’s News, but I hope you’ll forgive me. It got myself into a little bit of a writing rut and couldn’t get out of it. But now, … Continue reading

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Good Work, Secret Seven – A Review by Ben

The Secret Seven are enjoying a meeting in the trademark shed of Peter and Janet’s back garden a few days before bonfire night. Nibbling away at staple Enid Blyton favourites such as chocolate biscuits, apples, ginger buns, doughnuts, peppermint rock, hazelnuts … Continue reading

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The first Monday in June

May has flown by and it’s now June, which means it’s nearly time for the Enid Blyton Society’s Beckenham trip. I’m excited to meet up with Blyton fans again, spend some time with Stef and visit some great places. This … Continue reading

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