Monthly Archives: April 2014

A Missing Scene: Dick’s Adventure from Five Get Into Trouble

Dick felt angry and a bit afraid as the two men took no notice of his protests, but just dragged him away from the clearing where he had been mending the puncture in his tyre. He thought of poor Anne … Continue reading

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Last Monday in April

So I did more book buying this week, oops. Here’s what I got: From left to right: The Shuddering Mountain Game (unfortunately without the cards and die but I have another of the series, found in the very same charity … Continue reading

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Boody The Great Goblin and Other Stories Review

This is a book that I had very little idea about until I came across it in a lovely little bookshop in a recent trip to Alton. It was an intriguing find, and I had to have it. My copy … Continue reading

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My third Noddy Book: Noddy and His Car

Serendipitously, my third Noddy book is actually the third book of the series; Noddy and His Car. (My first Noddy book was #2 and my second was #8.) A BARGAIN BUY As I mentioned in a recent Monday post, I … Continue reading

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The Marsh of Adventure by Poppy Chapter Sixteen

LOOK OUT The children soon settled down round the fire with the board game; Monopoly, and the great big tin of toffee. It had not yet been cut into pieces, except the pieces the children had already eaten, and it … Continue reading

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Bank Holiday Monday

Happy Easter to one and all for yesterday, and today is a bank holiday. Usual British weather seemingly dictates that it shall rain. Is it raining where you are? This week we have more smashing blogs for you, Poppy’s next … Continue reading

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Making Blyton’s Food: Jammy Buns

After one of Fiona’s marvelous re-blogs about jammy buns, I knew I had to have a go. I have the same book that Helen at Novelicious has, Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer by Jane Brocket, as you know so I decided to … Continue reading

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First Term at Malory Towers – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part two

So, continuing with comparing an early edition (1948) to a more recent paperback (2000). You can see my comments on the first two chapters here. CHAPTER THREE: FIRST NIGHT AND MORNING The first change in chapter three is that the … Continue reading

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Homemade Toffee from The O’Sullivan Twins of Enid Blyton’s St. Clare’s by Helen at Novelicious

I’ve found another smashing recipe on the Novelicious blog There is something very special about making a food from one of your childhood favourite books. When I made jammy buns from Malory Towers, I was incredibly excited as finally, something I’d read about … Continue reading

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Monday

So it’s back to the real world for me today, the April holidays are officially over. Unsurprisingly, I did some book buying while I was away! Only one Blyton though, a paperback Noddy which cost me all of 25p. I … Continue reading

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The Missing Papers: A St Andrews Adventure Chapter Eighteen

Sally let Julian walk her back to the entrance of her halls. She stood on the step in front of the door and looked at him. She smiled wanly. “I would ask you up for a cup of tea or … Continue reading

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My second Noddy book: Noddy Gets Into Trouble

My first Noddy book was the second in the series (Hurrah for Little Noddy), and my second Noddy book is Noddy Gets Into Trouble, the eight book. That’s what I get for buying a random pair from eBay because they … Continue reading

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The Rosewood Mystery by Cathy: Chapter Six

A LOVELY DAY – AND SOMETHING STRANGE The next few days at Rosewood were lovely. The four children lazed about, swam in the river every day, and went for nice long walks along the water. They also explored the forest … Continue reading

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Monday Rainday

It looks like there’s a lot of rain in the UK today, which is a little depressing as the weather has been getting steadily nicer since all that rain over Christmas. Anyway I hope that this week’s blogs will cheer … Continue reading

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The Missing Papers: A St Andrews Adventure Chapter Seventeen

I know I promised you all jammy buns, and I have managed to make them however with one thing an another I’ve not managed to write about them, so I shall have to leave you with the next chapter of … Continue reading

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First Term at Malory Towers – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition?

I thought my series on Five on a Treasure Island was quite a success, at least it generated a fair few comments and a bit of discussion so I was keen to do another comparison of original and modern editions. … Continue reading

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