Monthly Archives: December 2013

New Year Week

So we’re almost into the New Year and we’re having another quietish week here on World of Blyton, however Fiona’s blog for this week is another interesting one about the textual changes in Five on Treasure Island. Again we shall … Continue reading

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A roundup of Blyton presents

I was lucky enough to receive quite a few Blyton-y presents between my birthday and Christmas this year, so I thought I’d do a wee blog to show off what I got! For my birthday I got the Famous Five … Continue reading

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The Missing Papers: A St Andrews Mystery Chapter Nine

So as it’s been Christmas this week, I haven’t had a chance to write anything, and just to ease us back into the routine, I thought another chapter of The Missing Papers would be a good idea. You can catch … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, Everyone & Christmas News, a poem by Enid Blyton

Christmas has come at last, so we hope you all have a lovely time. We’re sure you’ll all be too busy with presents, crackers and food to be browsing the internet but we’ve popped up a cute Blyton poem for … Continue reading

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Last Monday before Christmas

Eep, yes we really are that close to Christmas now, so I hope you’ve got everything nearly ready by now! Wednesday is Christmas day, so we won’t be putting up a contributor post this week, though there will most likely … Continue reading

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A Collection of Thoughts: Five Run Away Together

I recently had a conversation about this particular Enid Blyton novel and an interpretation of the story. In the past people have suggested that the Famous Five behaved appallingly towards the Sticks and their dog; however last week the person … Continue reading

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Five on a Treasure Island – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part two

Continuing on from my post two weeks ago, about the alterations in modern editions I’ve now looked at chapters three and four of Five on a Treasure Island. CHAPTER THREE: A QUEER STORY AND A NEW FRIEND The first edit … Continue reading

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Three Cheers Secret Seven – A Review by Ben

Jack’s sister Susie is given a fantastic model aeroplane by an American cousin and the Secret Seven want to fly it. Annoying Susie agrees to let Jack show her how to use the aeroplane, a beauty with retractable wheels, on … Continue reading

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Two Mondays Til Christmas

So we’re almost at Christmas, and things are getting busy! But before we’re too bogged down in the idea of Christmas, I hope you will join me in wishing Fiona a very Happy Birthday for yesterday! This week Fiona will … Continue reading

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Making Blyton’s Food: Mince Pies

I know it’s been a while since I have done a foodie blog, and I apologise, but things just got away from me. As the title suggests, I’m bringing you a blog on mince pies. Now I’m not entirely sure … Continue reading

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More About Amelia Jane! part two

So, picking up where I left off last time, reading this book for the first time. AMELIA JANE AND THE TELEPHONE In Amelia Jane and the Telephone, Amelia Jane has been away for a few days, and in that time … Continue reading

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Corinna’s Famous Five Pick’n’Mix Reflections: Five Go to Billycock Hill

As one of the blog’s regular commenters Nigel pointed out, these are not really reviews but more personal reflections.  Fiona has written good Famous Five reviews and I don’t feel any need to replicate or try to compete with them! … Continue reading

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Three Mondays til Christmas

It’s Monday again, and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (in my house it is anyway!) I’ve got most of my Christmas shopping done, just a few bits and pieces to get now. Our contributor this week will … Continue reading

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The Missing Papers: A St Andrews Mystery Chapter Eight

Again I seem to have run out of time and muse this week, so another chapter of The Missing Papers. Previous chapters can be found by clicking on the links below: Chapter One Chapter Two Chapter Three Chapter Four Chapter … Continue reading

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Five on a Treasure Island – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition?

Something that comes up again and again in discussions about Blyton’s books is the issue of updating. Some readers say that word as if it were a dirty thing, others say it positively. I’m in between really, I prefer to read … Continue reading

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The Rosewood Mystery by Cathy Chapter One

SUMMER HOLIDAYS AGAIN! “Snubby – do hurry up!” Diana called. “You’re making us late for lunch!” “Fancy Snubby making US late for lunch,” chuckled Roger. “He’s usually well ahead of us when there’s food involved.” Barney smiled, his startlingly blue … Continue reading

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