Monthly Archives: June 2014

Last Monday in June

We’re half way through the year! I swear that time starts off slowly when you’re a child, because those two weeks at Christmas and six weeks off school in the holidays seem endless, they really do, but then as you … Continue reading

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Birds of Our Gardens Review

This book is one I know I’ve spoken about before on here, when I received it for Christmas a couple of years ago (check out A Very Blyton Christmas for details), and I’m afraid I’ve only just gotten around to … Continue reading

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

I’m intending for this to be the last part to this series, though I’ve realised there are five chapters of the book to go so I will have to see how that pans out. Earlier posts are here: parts one, … Continue reading

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The Marsh of Adventure by Poppy Chapter Eighteen

GURLE, GURGLE… The children began to feel hungry half way down the hill, and decided to have lunch there again. They hunted about for a shady tree and were soon sat eating a delicious meal of ham sandwiches, pickled onions, … Continue reading

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Monday

June is nearly over and for me that means it’s nearly holiday time! Don’t worry though, it will be business as usual on the blog. This week you’ll get to read the next chapter of Poppy’s Adventure Series fanfic, and … Continue reading

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The Missing Papers: A St Andrews Adventure Epilogue

Christmas was fast approaching; the end of term loomed ahead of them. Their first term at St Andrews would soon be over. Teaching was beginning to wind down but there was still plenty of reading to do over the holidays. … Continue reading

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My fifth Noddy book: Noddy and the Bumpy Dog

My fifth Noddy book is #14 (another big jump, I know,) Noddy and the Bumpy Dog. It was another Alton buy, and one of my £1 bargains. It’s fairly tatty and lacks a dustjacket but I don’t mind. The illustrator has … Continue reading

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Five on Kirrin Island Again by Corinna

Stef laughed at me.  This happens more often than you might think, considering we live at opposite ends of the earth.  During our last Skype conversations, all I said was “After Smuggler’s Top, I can’t help but find Uncle Quentin … Continue reading

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Monday’s Post

It’s Monday again! Happens every week! So this week we have a new blog from Corinna about Five On Kirrin Island Again, and Fiona says she will review another Noddy book for us. I shall try and review a book, maybe … Continue reading

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The Missing Papers: A St Andrews Adventure Chapter 23

So here we are, Chapter 23, the last proper chapter before the epilogue, so I hope you enjoy the penultimate part of The Missing Papers. Stef The next day the four of them were sitting in the san around Sally’s … Continue reading

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

Thankfully this week I hadn’t lost either copy of the books so I was able to jump right back in with comparing them. Earlier posts are here: parts one, two, three, four, and five. CHAPTER FIFTEEN: A SUDDEN QUARREL We’re … Continue reading

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The Rosewood Mystery by Cathy: Chapter Eight

ALL RATHER PECULIAR But much to the children’s disappointment, they could not go out that night to go up to the old house, for the hot sticky afternoon saw the arrival of some very black clouds around tea-time, and they … Continue reading

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Whit Monday

It’s Whit Monday and I feel it’s time for some confessions. Of a book-buying nature, of course. My books from my trip down south arrived last week, and I had an exciting five minutes going through them all and remembering … Continue reading

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

Julian darted up through the hole, torch in hand. He swung the beam around until it picked out Sally, hands tied together in her lap, ankles bound and gagged, laying full length on the cold wooden floor. Julian was by … Continue reading

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My Fourth Noddy Book: You Funny Little Noddy

I have some new Noddy books now, ones I bought in Alton the other week. I picked them up from the Post Office this afternoon, just in time to read and review for the blog. I’ll continue trying to do … Continue reading

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Five Go Underground by Laura

I was always fascinated by the Famous Five stories that involved caves in some way or another when I read them as a child and again as an adult. And I wasn’t the only one – I used to work … Continue reading

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