Monthly Archives: April 2015

Five Go Down to the Sea reviewed by Chris

In my review of Five Go Adventuring Again I listed it as one of top three Famous Fives and I am now going to review the other two, starting with Five Go Down to the Sea which is the twelfth … Continue reading

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Last Monday of April

We’ve had some glorious weather lately, for the most part. At times it feels like summer has come early and then all of a sudden there’s a sudden shower of hail! Or at least that’s how it’s been in Scotland. … Continue reading

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

Yet again I didn’t get a chance to listen to an audio drama for the blog. So we’re back to looking at the changes to The Island of Adventure. Chapters fifteen and sixteen this time, taking us just beyond the half-way … Continue reading

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The Famous Five on TV 90s Style: Five Go Off in a Caravan

In my humble opinion the 90s TV adaptation of Five Go Off in a Caravan is probably one of the worst one given that in our first glimpsed of the Five, we can clearly see that Julian is hobbling along on … Continue reading

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The Adventures of the Wishing Chair by Laura

I loved that Adventures of the Wishing Chair (published in 1937) was one of Enid Blyton’s books when I was younger; the idea of a magical chair that grew wings and took you off on amazing adventures was very appealing. It’s … Continue reading

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Mix Up Monday

Here’s a tricky week for you, Fiona and I are having a planned change around this week, instead of our unplanned one last week! I shall be providing you something interesting for our Friday post, and Fiona will be hopefully reviewing … Continue reading

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My fourteenth Noddy book: Be Brave, Little Noddy

My fourteenth Noddy book is the thirteenth in the series (that isn’t confusing at all) and it’s one I only have in paperback. I’m not sure of dating it but I’m guessing around the 70s or 80s as it is … Continue reading

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Fifth Formers of St Clare’s

Fifth Formers of St Clare’s is the final Blyton-written instalment of the series. Pamela Cox subsequently wrote three more books for the series. Third Form at St Clare’s Kitty at St Clare’s [also set in the third form] and Sixth form at St … Continue reading

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Five Go Adventuring Again reviewed by Chris

This is the second of the Famous Five series, and makes it into my personal top three along with Five on Finniston Farm and Five Go Down to the Sea. I’ll come back to what might connect these three preferences. … Continue reading

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Monday

Spring is definitely here in Scotland – we’ve had sunshine most of the week and the daffodils and other spring flowers are out in force. Some of our wonderful contributors have also come out of hibernation and that means we have … Continue reading

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Fiona’s Blyton wishlist

I’ve got a lot of books, and a lot of those are Blytons. There are a great number I don’t have, though and I thought I would pull together a list of those for you this weekend. I couldn’t possibly … Continue reading

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

It’s been a little while since I last did a post on this. There was meant to be one roughly every four weeks but I chopped and changed a few weeks on the schedule so it didn’t work out that … Continue reading

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Reblog – Review of The Children at Happy House by Poppy

We’ve got another reblog this week, this time it’s a review from Poppy’s own blog. She’s reviewed The Children at Happy House, the first of three books about that family. The first two, as she says, can be found fairly easily in a … Continue reading

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First April Monday

I hope you all had a nice Easter. Did you see the April and Easter poems I posted yesterday? Make sure you check them out if you didn’t see them! This week we have no contributor again, but Fiona will … Continue reading

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April Poems

I know, this is not what was promised, but bear with me. I’ve got a wonderful April and equally thrilling Easter Poem for you all today from The Enid Blyton Poetry Book. The first poem is one about April called Child April.  … Continue reading

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What I nearly bought this week…

A blog staple these days seems to be a “haul” post, often by video, showing off the blogger’s latest purchases – mostly of clothes and make-up though I’ve seen supermarket ones and baby things ones as well. Any hauls on this … Continue reading

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