Monthly Archives: November 2014

Second Form at St Clare’s

As it stands Second Form at St Clare’s is probably my favourite one that I’ve read so far of the St Clare’s series. The funny thing is that again, like with Summer Term at St Clare’s, the twins do not seem … Continue reading

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

We’re up to chapters five and six now, and as I was looking at my excel file I realised there was something I forgot to cover last time. Oops. It wasn’t changes to the text so it’s not too bad … Continue reading

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The Adventurous Four by Enid Blyton – a Reblogged Review

Originally posted on Poppy's Best of Books:
Title: The Adventurous Four Author: Enid Blyton Published: 1942 Age Rating: 9+ Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆ It was a while since I last read this book, when I picked it up this week…

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Last Monday in November

And with that, the month is already gone. Before we know it it will be December! It’s certainly cold enough much of the time to be winter already, even if it’s not. I will have to start my Christmas shopping … Continue reading

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Location, Location, Location: 90’s Kirrin Cottage

A couple of weeks ago, I was on holiday in Somerset, and found myself quite close to a key filming location for the 90’s Famous Five TV series. Now as you know I am a BIG fan of this series … Continue reading

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New Year’s Dip: A St Andrew’s Story chapter three

I know it was meant to be a Noddy review today but I was feeling too tired last night to do it justice. So instead it’s the third chapter of New Year’s Dip and the group are off to the … Continue reading

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The Rosewood Mystery by Cathy Chapter Thirteen

INSIDE THE OLD MANOR “A library!” breathed Roger. “And old, old library!” “And just look at all the books!” exclaimed Diana, in wonder, forgetting for a moment that she was afraid of the strange noises they had heard through the … Continue reading

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Middle of the Month Monday Post

So we’re part way through the month, and all that bit closer to Christmas, oh dear, say I! Just when I want to be curling up with good books, it’s time to get busy! Anyway, this week, we have another … Continue reading

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Valley of Adventure Review

Today I sat down to immerse myself in Blyton’s thrilling Valley of Adventure. I had forgotten exactly how enjoyable a read it was, and incredibly quickly the action starts. The children are on school hols, possibly summer but more likely … Continue reading

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Five on a Treasure Island: An exciting dramatised adventure

No matter how hard I searched I could not find my Telegraph copy of Five on a Treasure Island, or Five Go Adventuring Again. I really can’t think where they’ve got to as I’d never have thrown them out. Stef … Continue reading

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The Secret of Moon Castle reviewed by Chris

This is the fifth and final book in Blyton’s ‘Secret’ series, and the only one of the series I have read. It was originally published in 1953 but the edition I have is the 1966 Armada paperback. Illustrations are by … Continue reading

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November Monday

It gets colder by the day it would seem – we’re now into full-on hats-gloves-and-scarves weather. Now’s the time for cosying up with a book if there ever was one. We have a new writer on the blog this week … Continue reading

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

On to chapters three and four this week. We’ll meet Jo-Jo/Joe now that should be interesting! The previous instalment can be read here. My own copy of the book is a 1955 8th impression and the modern copy I’m comparing it … Continue reading

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New Year’s Dip: A St Andrew’s Story chapter two

They reached the town they all loved in good time, but in the darkness of the winter. The boys helped the girls with their luggage, and went up to their room to have a quick drink of whisky before heading … Continue reading

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An interview with Sue Welford – Author of the Just George Series

A while back Stef posted a partial review of The Adventures of George and Timmy. Although it doesn’t say on the cover (though some later editions have an addendum inside) it was written by Sue Welford. Sue actually visited the blog and commented … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Us!

Yesterday saw our second birthday here on World of Blyton! Happy 2nd birthday to us! Thank you for all your support over the year, and we hope you have enjoyed all of our articles. This week we have a nice … Continue reading

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