Monthly Archives: August 2014

End of the Season, Old Thatch

Old Thatch Gardens, Bucks, have their last open day today before they close for another year and with this in mind, I have been back to Old Thatch twice in the past month to get a selection of photos to … Continue reading

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

This week we start on chapter ten of The Secret Island, and continue until chapter thirteen. The original text I’m using is from the sixth impression from October 1949 and the updated text is from an Award paperback from 2009. There weren’t … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton En Francais! by Ellie

Earlier in the summer I went to France for a week and whilst I was there, I picked up two Enid Blyton books that had been translated into French. I had previously discovered that my A-level French was sufficient to … Continue reading

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Last Monday in August

So this year is racing by, and we are reaching the end of August and the beginning of September. Summer seems to be leaving us behind very quickly. This week we have a new contributor, Ellie who is examining the … Continue reading

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Bringing Blyton to Life: A Blyton Library Event

On the 12th August 2014 I took charge  of a Blyton themed event in the library where I work, for the children. I had a word with the Children’s Librarian a few months ago about running a Blyton themed event, … Continue reading

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Five Go off to Camp: An exciting dramatised adventure

I’m anticipating this will be very nostalgic for me as this is the story I had on tape as a child. My sister and I had a burgundy tape/radio player which sat near the bottom of the bookcase behind the … Continue reading

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The Rosewood Mystery by Cathy: Chapter Ten

SAFE WITH MR KING Mr King listened to the two boys’ story in amazement. He looked very worried. “Well,” he said at last, puffing on his cigarette. “Boys, this sounds worrying. The fact that there is silverware missing proves that … Continue reading

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Monday

This week we will be putting up the latest chapter of Cathy’s Barney Mysteries fan fiction, and I will be looking at, or rather listening to, the audio dramatisation of Five Go Off to Camp as I’ve just bought it … Continue reading

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Fairy Seeds – A poem by Enid Blyton

One day I bought from an elf A packet of Teddy-Bear seeds, They were just like little brown beads, And I planted them all myself. The sun shone down from the sky And made the little seeds grow; They all … Continue reading

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

So we are on to chapters six to nine of The Secret Island. The earlier chapters can be seen here and here. The original text I’m using is from the sixth impression from October 1949 and the updated text is from … Continue reading

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The Magic Faraway Tree review by Laura

It’s a cold winter’s day here and going out into the freezing wind isn’t very appealing, so it seems like a good time to re-read The Magic Faraway Tree, which is the second book in the Faraway Tree series (published … Continue reading

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Monday Monday

So this week, I’m off on holiday again, Scotland once more but Edinburgh this time to take part in some of the Edinburgh Festivals delights with a friend of mine from school, so its another busy week. However before I … Continue reading

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Old Thatch: Come Rain, Come Shine

Ok, I know you’ve already had a Bourne End blog off me for Spring where the weather was delightfully warm and sunny, but bear with me. Last time, I did not visit the beautiful gardens at Old Thatch because they were … Continue reading

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Comic Strip Presents… Five Go Mad on Mescalin – A Review

This is the third and final episode of the Comic Strip Presents Famous Five episodes that I’ll review, though it was the second to be made and aired. I started with the most recent one (Five Go to Rehab) and … Continue reading

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The Marsh of Adventure by Poppy Chapter Nineteen

MOSTLY ABOUT BEAKY “Lou and Jo the smugglers?” asked Jack, curiously. “But they died years ago. On the night they tried to smuggle all that treasure out of The Forester and the marsh turned from sea land to marsh land.” … Continue reading

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Monday afternoon is still Monday

Oops. So I forgot about the Monday post, again. This is becoming a habit. At least this one didn’t become a Tuesday post though. This week we’ll be putting up the latest chapter of Poppy’s Adventure series fic – The … Continue reading

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