Monthly Archives: July 2014

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

Adventure on the Way Home This story comes from Enid Blyton’s Magazine Annual No. 2 first published 1955. Again there have been a few little interchanges on words such as lighted becomes lit, cautiously becomes carefully (happening twice in the … Continue reading

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Back to Work Monday

As you well know, I was visiting Fiona up in Dundee this week, and we had a very nice, sunny, busy time. So apart from failing to blog yesterday, because the train was late, we’ve been pretty good in blogging. We’ve … Continue reading

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A Beckenham Day Out

Stef had a three hour delay on the train heading home yesterday so she wasn’t able to finish her St Clare’s review. So while checking to see what we had in the drafts I stumbled across this. The day out was … Continue reading

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My seventh Noddy book: Do Look Out Noddy!

My seventh Noddy book is Do Look Out Noddy!, number fifteen in the series. I should have reviewed this last time but I accidentally took the wrong one away on holiday with me a few weeks ago. This is the … Continue reading

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The Rosewood Mystery by Cathy: Chapter Nine

ANOTHER STRANGE THING Roger and Snubby were both most put-out in the morning when they heard about the night’s happenings. “Another adventure without us!” Snubby sulked. “Well we couldn’t wake you – we were trying to be quiet and not … Continue reading

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Monday

We’ll hopefully be heading for the beach by the time you’re reading this (assuming the weather sticks to the forecast). The latest chapter of Cathy’s Barney Mystery fic will go up on Wednesday, then I plan to review another Noddy … Continue reading

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The Famous Five Diary Review

So I’ve just travelled up to Scotland to stay with Fiona for a week, so I’m writing this blog on the train to pass the time (it’s either that or you get something cobbled together at half ten this evening, … Continue reading

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The Secret Island – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition?

As promised here I am starting a new text comparison, this time of the first book in the Secret Series, The Secret Island. My original copy is a sixth impression from October 1949 (and has an inscription in the front from … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Wood Review by Laura

[Apologies to everyone, especially Laura as this was meant to go up at 9 this morning. My only excuse is I’m off work so I’ve lost track of the days again – Fiona] I loved the Faraway Tree series when … Continue reading

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Monday

So it’s another week, and the weather seems to be up to all sorts of tricks at the moment. It’s been awfully muggy today but now it seems to have cooled down a bit. Anyway, we’re back on track with … Continue reading

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Article Review: Rivals Or Allies? Malcolm Saville and Enid Blyton by David Cook

The article is written by a man well known to those at the Enid Blyton Society, David Cook is a well known and liked member by all, but we all know his terrible secret (well, its not that terrible!)… He … Continue reading

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Comic Strip Presents… Five Go Mad in Dorset – A Review

I recently discovered that 4 on Demand has all the episodes of the Comic Strip Presents show available to watch, and found myself watching Five Go Mad in Dorset. It was the very first episode of the show made and was … Continue reading

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The Treasure Hunters by Fred

Is it totally unfair to say that Enid Blyton’s books are fairly interchangeable with each other? Well, yes it is, but that doesn’t stop the majority of her work being thoroughly enjoyable and decent reads in their own right. Such … Continue reading

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Tuesday is the new Monday

It’s my belief that Tuesday is the new Monday. This could be ascribed to the fact that I forgot to write a Monday post this week until it was too late (ie late Monday afternoon) or it could just be … Continue reading

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Review: Enid Blyton’s The Enchanted Village

Fiona and I visited Bekonscot last year, to see the scale model village and especially the scale model of Blyton’s house. It was an enchanting little place, except I wasn’t quite as excited by it all as Fiona was! On … Continue reading

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My sixth Noddy book: Noddy Goes to Sea

My sixth Noddy book should have been #15, Do Look Out, Noddy! which is the next in the series actually, and the one which was mentioned in the Monday post. However, me being the eejit that I am, I grabbed the … Continue reading

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