Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Marsh of Adventure by Poppy: Chapter Eight

THE TWO  STRANGE MEN The children heaved everything out of the little cupboard and it lay in a heap in the middle of the dining room. What a lot of things they would need! There were two tents; one for … Continue reading

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Last Monday in October

October is nearly over, which means it’s almost November and the blog’s first birthday. The weather is definitely getting worse, temperatures are dropping nearly as fast as the leaves are falling from the trees. On Wednesday you can read the … Continue reading

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The Missing Papers: A St Andrews Adventure Chapter Four

We thought we would treat you to a little bit more fan fiction this week after Corinna’s wonderful story on Wednesday, and Fiona has been busy, so I stepped in to help! So I hope you enjoy Chapter Four of … Continue reading

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October Flowers

So this is my last flowery post! We have come full circle in Enid Blyton’s Nature Lovers’ Book and my poor copy is looking rather worse for wear. (I think I’m going to have to replace it! It’s that poorly!) So here we … Continue reading

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The Magic Gold: An 8-year-old Corinna’s tribute to Enid Blyton

I came across this story recently, after it lying around in storage boxes in various houses over the last couple of decades.  I wrote this when I was about 8 years old (early 1990s), at a time when I think … Continue reading

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Monday Comes and Monday Goes

So we’re almost at the end of October, isn’t that scary? Not to mention that early November, the 2nd in fact, will be the first birthday of the Blog! So we have that to look forward to! This week we have … Continue reading

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The Famous Five 70s Collector’s Edition DVD Review

When it was announced to be finally hitting the shelves in August of 2012, the fans of the 1970s TV series went into squeals of delight. Many couldn’t wait to get their hands on this box set, which promised to included … Continue reading

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A trip to Seven Stories in Newcastle part one

Last Thursday Stef and I went all the way to Newcastle to visit Seven Stories, the national centre for children’s books. It currently has the only exhibition on Blyton and her work, which is complete with a great deal of … Continue reading

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The Marsh of Adventure by Poppy Chapter Seven

IN THE MORNING The boys looked at each other in alarm. They backed out the room and shut the door with a click. So the men did have something to do with this. And it was more than fetching a … Continue reading

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Musings for Monday

Stef and I have had a very busy week, and we’ve come up with one or two exciting ideas for the blog. Hopefully they’ll work out and you’ll be able to see them in a month or so. For this … Continue reading

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A week of Blyton buys

As I’m sure we’ve mentioned a few times Stef’s up in Dundee staying with me and we’ve packed as much Blytonian stuff into our week as possible, which has included a bit of shopping. On Tuesday we made a trip … Continue reading

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If You Like Enid Blyton: The Mystery of the Whistling Caves by Helen Moss

We’ve all seen the books on the shelves that proclaim gaily that “If you like Enid Blyton, you’ll love this!” and if you’re anything like me and Fiona, we approach these books with caution. In experience the books that proclaim … Continue reading

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A Blyton-y, Blog-y Bourne End Walk! by Corinna

I was lucky enough to have a recent trip to the UK from New Zealand, and the very first catch-up arranged was with Stef!  Having equally well-organised friends is definitely very useful.  Since she lives vaguely out that way, and … Continue reading

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Monday in Scotland

It’s Monday and as the title suggests I am in Scotland, annoying Fiona, and having some fun. On Thursday we’re off to Newcastle to visit the Enid Blyton exhibition at Seven Stories, so hopefully next week we’ll have a blog … Continue reading

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Apple Song – A poem by Enid Blyton

Stef has had a lengthy journey today, all the way up to Dundee to stay with me and so I’ve bashed out a poem for you all for tomorrow to save her having to start something now. Apples on the … Continue reading

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Amelia Jane Again! part one

Amelia Jane Again is the second Amelia Jane book, coming after Naughty Amelia  Jane, containing thirteen more stories originally published in Sunny Stories. I’ve no idea what I paid for my copy (fourth impression, 1954), though I know bought it to replace … Continue reading

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