Monthly Archives: March 2015

Last Monday in March

Well March has flown by! We’ve had the odd sight of nice weather – brief spells of sunshine – so I’m hoping to see more of that once we get into April. Wednesday is shaping up to be contributorless again … Continue reading

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“The Twinniest Twins” A Look at Connie and Ruth from Malory Towers

A few weeks ago I decided to bring you a look at two controversial characters from Blyton’s writing, The Harries, looking into their mysterious identical-ness and how they act around the Five. Today I’m going to look at a pair … Continue reading

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The Amelia Jane Bumper Book

I was intending to review one of my audio dramas  this week but I wasn’t in a mood to listen to one last night. On the plus side I did actually find all my audio CDs while tidying up so … Continue reading

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Reblog: A Postcard From Enid Blyton by Roger Thiedeman

Unfortunately things didn’t work out with our potential blogger this week, but never mind. Instead here’s a post from over at the March House Books Blog which is run by the lovely Barbara. March House Books is an online second-hand book … Continue reading

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Monday Muddles

Its Monday again and we have a bit of a problem this week blog wise. That problem being that we do not have a contributor for Wednesday. We have an offer from someone to write something, but we can’t guarantee that. … Continue reading

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My thirteenth Noddy book: Noddy and the Magic Rubber

This is one of my tattier Noddys as it’s missing its spine completely. It’s just about still in one piece though. THE STORY I’ve noticed that most of the stories start at breakfast, but there’s no visit from the milkman … Continue reading

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The Famous Five on TV 90s Style: Five Run Away Together

A couple of weeks ago, I brought you a review of Five Go Adventuring Again, remarking on how the story line worked and the acting. I hope to do the same with Five Run Away Together. This story was filmed … Continue reading

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Homemade Lemonade Famous Five Style – by Helen at Novelicious

It’s spring now (or soon depending on how you define it!) and what better to drink on a warm day than a glass of lemonade? You don’t have to get far into a Famous Five book to find a reference … Continue reading

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Middle of March Monday

We’ll be having another backwards week this week, with Stef taking the Friday post and me doing one for Sunday. Wednesday I’ll be reblogging a Famous Five recipe for you, on Friday Stef’ll be reviewing another episode of the 90s … Continue reading

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Looking at The Famous Five Annual 2015 part two

A few weeks ago I read and reviewed the first half of the annual so here I am looking at the rest of it. I originally posted about getting this for my Christmas here, and I also reviewed the 2014 annual here … Continue reading

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“The Twinniest Twins” A look at the Harries from Five on Finniston Farm

“They’re the twinniest twins I’ve ever seen!” Laura Petela as Anne remarks of the Philpot twins in Five go to Finniston Farm. Now I admit in the book this has more of an effect because your imagination fills in the … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Uncle Quentin, by Chris

I have in my possession a very mysterious book. It is The House in Cornwall by Noel Streatfeild, originally published in 1940. If you haven’t read it (and it’s well worth reading), it tells the story of four children, John, … Continue reading

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Muddle Up Monday

After last week where we didn’t have a contributor, we have Chris this week, with a look at Uncle Quentin. I shan’t reveal any more than that, because it is rather a nifty piece. Think of it this way, it … Continue reading

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The Famous Five on TV 90s Style: Five Go Adventuring Again

So it has been absolutely ages since I posted anything about the Famous Five TV series, and when I did, I think I made it utterly confusing. Which had helped when coming back to the decision to write about the … Continue reading

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

Well, whoops. Let me start with telling you that I’ve just noticed that I’ve done part one, two, three, three and four of this so far. Yes, that’s right, there’s three down twice. So this week would have been five … Continue reading

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Noddy in Fuzzy Felt Toyland

As promised I got out my fuzzy felt set and took plenty of pictures for you. On trying to make the suggested pictures I discovered there were actually quite a lot of missing pieces but mostly just the narrow strips … Continue reading

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