Monthly Archives: May 2014

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

After a lengthy search I* managed to find my two copies of First Term at Malory Towers (I was in a bit of a panic actually as I didn’t have anything lined up.) *Ok, I found one and Ewan found … Continue reading

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Secret Seven books at McDonald’s by Su, part one

McDonald’s have teamed up with Hachette (the company licenced to print Enid Blyton books) to offer a series of exclusive Secret Seven books. There are six small books, each containing a Secret Seven short story. They have coloured illustrations by … Continue reading

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Bank Holiday Monday

Well, life has returned to normal for us unfortunately. For me that mostly means work and rainy weather! But not today though. Well, it may rain, but at least I don’t have to go to work! Our contributor this week … Continue reading

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Smuggler Ben Review

Smuggler Ben is one of the novels that Blyton first published under the name Mary Pollock, a  book that was reprinted later under her own name in 1950, at least according to the copy I purchased in a book shop … Continue reading

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A visit to Bourne End and Old Thatch with the Enid Blyton Society Forumites

That title is a bit of a mouthful really, but on Sunday fourteen forumites met up along with seven of their nearest and dearests (some more willingly than others) for lunch and a wander around old Thatch. A good number … Continue reading

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The Marsh of Adventure by Poppy Chapter Seventeen

DINAH HAS A PLAN “What is it, then, Dinah? Do tell us, we need to act quickly,” Philip said, sitting down again. Everyone else sat down too, eager to hear what Dinah had to say. “Right, well, we need a … Continue reading

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Lazy Monday

Well as you all know Fiona has been down, staying with me this week. We haven’t been too exciting, because we’ve had such lovely weather we’ve just wanted to relax in it. However we have been to see Jemima Rooper in … Continue reading

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The Missing Papers: A St Andrews Adventure Chapter Twenty- One

Gently and in complete darkness, Julian pushed open the door; it swung open on well-greased hinges. Darrell felt like her heart was going to explode, and David was sure that he was breathing too loudly. Julian stepped through the door … Continue reading

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

Here we go again, comparing an early edition (1948) to a more recent paperback (2000). There is some fall-out from the slapping/shaking incident in the last chapter so a fair number of changes to look at. A reminder of earlier … Continue reading

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Corinna’s Famous Five Pick’n’Mix Reflections: Five Go to Smuggler’s Top

Shamefully, I have realised that my last Famous Five Pick’n’Mix Reflection was posted 6 months  ago!  I wonder that Stef and Fiona haven’t removed my name from the blog completely.  However, it is getting decidedly autumnal down here in the … Continue reading

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Monday

This is an important week as there will be a sort of World of Blyton get together. Stef and I will be in the same place for a week (at hers) and we will see some of our other writers … Continue reading

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The Missing Papers: A St Andrews Adventure Chapter Twenty

Twenty minutes later David and Darrell were back outside the café, waiting for Julian. David had the satchel containing everything they could find and the items Julian had suggested that they get for Sally on his back. Darrell had stopped … Continue reading

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Five Get Into a Fix: An exciting dramatised adventure

I was struggling to think of something to write about this week and my headache didn’t particularly lend itself to reading so I decided to listen to my other Famous Five CD. Then I worried it would be lost in … Continue reading

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The Rosewood Mystery by Cathy: Chapter Seven

THE MYSTERIOUS OLD MANOR Neither Diana or Barney slept much that night. Diana couldn’t resist sitting at her window and watching to see if the light reappeared, and before she knew it, dawn was breaking and the sky started to … Continue reading

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Bank Holiday Monday

Here we are on a (hopefully) sunny bank holiday Monday. It is so glorious to see the sun again, I just wish I lived near the sea or the beach so I could indulge in those Blytonesque past times of … Continue reading

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The Missing Papers: A St Andrews Adventure Chapter Nineteen

Darrell was waiting for the boys when they finally made it out of the changing rooms. She saw David grinning ruefully at Julian as he was teased about his rugby skills once more. “Well I don’t see you doing any … Continue reading

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