Monthly Archives: February 2014

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

The book is getting to some of its most exiting scenes now, so I wonder what effect that will have had on the editor’s pen? [I’ll admit to one of my grammar problems now, I really struggle with affect and … Continue reading

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The Rosewood Mystery by Cathy Chapter Four

SETTLING IN! The rest of the afternoon was spent exploring the little cottage. There was a kitchen and larder at the back, which looked out over part of the garden, and a pretty sitting room which had lovely big wooden-framed … Continue reading

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Monday

I hate to speak too soon but I think it might have stopped raining? I hope so, we had some really nice springy weather yesterday, in which I went for a walk in, with my dear friend Catherine (and managed … Continue reading

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The Missing Papers: A St Andrews Adventure Chapter Twelve

Sorry everyone, been a bit off with the days this week and haven’t felt brilliant today so it’s another chapter from me I’m afraid. Hope you don’t mind and that you enjoy! Not read any so far? Catch up on … Continue reading

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The Famous Five 90s Series: Some More (Funny) Captions

A while back I posted these, and so for today I thought I’d post a few more funnies to do with the 90s Famous Five series. First up is a lengthy one entitled A study of Famous Five covers. I … Continue reading

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The Marsh of Adventure by Poppy Chapter Thirteen

VERY PECULIAR The children waved goodbye to Alf and began to walk back in the direction of their camp. Lucy-Ann looked at the boys with scared eyes. “What do you suppose Alf meant about those men, are they dangerous?” she … Continue reading

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Monday

Well it’s Monday again, so it’s time for another Monday post. There’s not much news this week, but I have added a link to our Pinterest to the blogroll. We’ve got boards on every Blytony topic possible from Blytony places, … Continue reading

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The Missing Papers: A St Andrews Adventure Chapter Eleven

Hope you don’t mind a double helping of fan fiction this week! Hope you enjoy! Previous chapters: Chapter One Chapter Two Chapter Three Chapter Four Chapter Five Chapter Six Chapter Seven Chapter Eight Chapter Nine Chapter Ten “Nothing,” Darrell sighed … Continue reading

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

So as promised here is the next two chapters of Five on a Treasure Island, compared to note any textual changes between them. (In case you’re just joining us, I’m comparing a 1965 17th impression to a 1997 paperback.) Earlier … Continue reading

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The Rosewood Mystery by Cathy Chapter Three

OFF TO ROSEWOOD! Miss Pepper came to collect the children two days later. Mrs Lynton was pleased to see her old governess, and gave her a hug and kiss when she came up the front path. “It’s so kind of … Continue reading

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Looks like it’s Monday Again

Yes it’s Monday again, and February is whizzing by, and there  does not seem to be an end in sight to this horrible wet windy weather we seem to be having! Never mind, at least we can all curl up … Continue reading

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Bourne End Under Water

Last Sunday, when we had some nice sunny weather (and a break from all this rain) I thought I would go for a walk, and well for some reason, I thought that it would be nice to go to Bourne … Continue reading

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Looking at The Famous Five Annual 2014 part two

I did exactly half the book last time so here are my thoughts on the second half. THE FIVE’S FRIENDS A list of the friendly people the five run into on their adventures from Aggie at Owl’s Dene to Berta … Continue reading

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The Marsh of Adventure by Poppy Chapter Twelve

Alf Again The boys were rather alarmed. ‘Who were those men, they held captive?’ ‘Where were they taking them?’ ‘Why did they hold them captive?’ Questions raced through the children’s heads. “They might come back this way, might they?” Jack … Continue reading

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First Monday of February

I can hardly believe it but we are into the second month of 2014 already! We celebrated that fact with a lovely Blyton poem yesterday though. This week I am hoping to finish my review of the Famous Five Annual, we … Continue reading

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February – A poem by Enid Blyton

A bit of a change of plan, but favouring you with Blyton’s poem about February as the month has just changed! Hope you like it! Oh, I saw February sweet, Heard her elfin laughter, Saw her little twinkling feet Dance … Continue reading

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