Monthly Archives: October 2014

My ninth Noddy book: Here Comes Noddy Again

This is number four in the series of Noddy books, and one of the ones I picked up on eBay recently. Unfortunately the front board is completely detached from the rest of the book (which is more than just a … Continue reading

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The Marsh of Adventure by Poppy Chapter Twenty-two

A WAY OUT “How did you find this out, Philip?” asked Bill sternly, feeling very proud of the boy. “I followed them, right over here, and kept as close to them as possible so I could hear what they were … Continue reading

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Last Monday in October

The clocks went back yesterday and we got a lovely extra hour of sleep. It’s lighter in the mornings now, but darker in the evening, and you can feel winter’s not that far off. All the more reason to stay … Continue reading

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The Castle of Adventure Review

So this week (and last) I have been reading The Castle of Adventure, or re-reading it I should say. It is one of my favourite Adventure books, probably my third favourite (Circus comes second and Sea comes first). Castle starts … Continue reading

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Five Go to Demon’s Rocks: An exciting dramatised adventure

Five Go to Demon’s Rocks is also available on YouTube so I’ve sat myself down tonight to listen to it and share my thoughts. This was released on the Hodder CDs with Soper illustrations in 2007, along with Five Go … Continue reading

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Laura’s Three Favourite Characters

Reading Stef and Fiona’s posts about their three favourite Blyton characters got me thinking – whom would I choose? And would I choose different favourite characters now than when I was younger? Possibly. After giving it a lot of thought, … Continue reading

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It’s Monday Again!

We’re back to Monday again, and I had no blog for you again yesterday, I’m sorry. I hope to be able to bring you a review of Castle of Adventure this week. Fiona is reviewing another audio book, Five Go … Continue reading

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The New Year’s Dip: A St Andew’s Story

As Stef wasn’t able to finish The Castle of Adventure this week we were looking for something to fill the Sunday slot. I suddenly remembered about the short fic we had written, set a few weeks after the end of … Continue reading

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

I finished comparing The Secret Island a few weeks ago and have decided to do another Island based story, The Island of Adventure. I’m anticipating quite a lot of changes around the character of Jo-Jo/Joe and I’m quite looking forward to seeing just … Continue reading

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The Rosewood Mystery by Cathy: Chapter Twelve

A MIDNIGHT JOURNEY Barney sat on the edge of the hole in the floor and tried to peer down to see how deep it was and what the ground was like. Diana switched on one of the lamps to give … Continue reading

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Monday

So it’s another Monday. This week we’ve got another chapter of Cathy’s Barney Mysteries fanfic for you, and I’ve decided to start a new series comparing the original text to a modern one; this time it will be the The Island … Continue reading

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Happy Days!

I’m afraid it’s another poem from me this week, as I have stalled again in my efforts to come up with a new blog for you. I decided to treat you to Blyton’s “Happy Days!” poem about how wonderful Autumn … Continue reading

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My eighth Noddy book: Noddy Goes to Toyland

I’ve been doing a bit of eBaying again (a dangerous pastime!) and I’ve now got a much larger collection of Noddy book. Not all of them yet, there’s four I don’t have, but it gives me plenty of new stories … Continue reading

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The Marsh of Adventure by Poppy Chapter Twenty-one

A GREAT SURPRISE FOR THE CHILDREN Before Lucy-Ann had any time to think this over she was pushed, roughly, by Stanley who was glowering over the two girls, his eyes twinkling with an evil glint in the torch light. Lucy-Ann … Continue reading

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First Monday of October

So its the first Monday in October and the weather here is getting colder and there is an autumn chill in the air. This week we have another chapter of Poppy’s The Marsh of Adventure and Fiona will be reviewing another … Continue reading

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Five on Finniston Farm: An exciting dramatised adventure

I feel a bit bad about it but this week I listened to Five on Finniston Farm for free – on YouTube. It’s the sort of thing I’ll probably buy at some point (though I wouldn’t pay £4 or £5 … Continue reading

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