Monthly Archives: January 2015

Five Go Down to the Sea: An exciting dramatised adventure

I’m being bad this week and listening to CD2 from the set before CD1. I can’t help that though as I promised to do Five Go Down to the Sea and I much prefer that to the alternative which is Five … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Pantomime Cat by Enid Blyton – a Reblogged Review

Originally posted on Poppy's Best of Books:
Title: The Mystery of the Pantomime Cat Author: Enid Blyton Published: 1949 Age Rating: 9+ Rating: 5/5 The Mystery of the Pantomime Cat is seventh in the wonderful classic Find-Outers series by…

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Our 500th Post!

So, this is our 500th post! In just over two years we’ve managed to bring you 500 blogs. How amazing is that? I hope you’re all still enjoying the blog, having fun reading the stories and reviews. We hope we’ll … Continue reading

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Claudine at St Clare’s

This is the fifth Blyton written St Clare’s novel (it’s sixth if you include the Pamela Cox books) and it’s certainly a roller coaster of a read. There are several new girls in this novel, a  higher number than before … Continue reading

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My eleventh Noddy book: Noddy Goes to School

This was one I bought in a big lot of Noddy books and unfortunately when it came I discovered it was a reprint, one of the ones with the different sort of lettering on the front. The dustjacket still has … Continue reading

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The Marsh of Adventure by Poppy Chapter Twenty-five

A THRILLING NIGHT All eight of the men stood waiting, apparently for their helicopter to arrive. They had finished up their job, the marsh was fully drained where they needed it to be. They had drained quite a wide space … Continue reading

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Monday

Well it’s Monday all over again. We’ve had snow in Scotland over the past week, and it’s been very very cold. The best thing about the cold weather though is it gives you a good excuse to stay home and … Continue reading

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The Blackbird is Singing – a Poem by Enid Blyton

Something to cheer us up in the post Christmas and New Year slump. Here’s the New Year – now what will it bring? Apples in autumn, bluebells in spring, Pussy-palm soft as a grey kitten’s fur, Poppies a-dancing then summer … Continue reading

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So You Think You Know Enid Blyton’s Famous Five? a review

I chose to do the quiz book this week rather than the annual as reviewing the annual would require having read it. And I haven’t, yet. I actually haven’t read all the quiz book yet but I don’t think you … Continue reading

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The Book of Brownies reviewed by Laura

This tale of three naughty brownies was one of the Blyton books I owned as a child and somehow went missing. I remembered enjoying their adventures and the fact it was more of a saga than a collection of short … Continue reading

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Monday

We’re back in the swing of things now, the new year seems a long time ago, doesn’t it? So this week we have a post from Laura on Enid Blyton’s Book of Brownies to look forward to, and Fiona will be … Continue reading

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

“Anyone think it would be funny to hide Toly’s clothes?” David asked with a smirk. “Oooh blimey, yes, but please can we get dressed first?” Darrell asked shivering a little as they jogged up the beach. “Really, Darrell?” I’m surprised … Continue reading

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

This week we’re on to chapters seven and eight (there are 29 altogether so this book could take me a while!) The earlier chapters were covered here, here and here. My own copy of the book is a 1955 8th … Continue reading

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The Marsh of Adventure by Poppy Chapter Twenty-four

HIDING PLACES AGAIN “The men were discussing the happenings of tonight, in I’m afraid for them, much too loud a voice for us to not hear. The marsh will be fully drained by tonight at two o’clock sharp, when all … Continue reading

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First Monday of 2015

Happy New Year to all our lovely readers! Thank you all for visiting and reading the blog over the past year and thank you again if you took the time to comment or send us something to publish. We had … Continue reading

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

Darrell rolled over as the alarm went off at half-past six and shut it off with a yawn. She chucked a pillow at Sally. “Wake up! Dipping time.” Sally cuddled deeper into her bed and groaned. “Darrell you’re mean. We … Continue reading

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