Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Ship of Adventure Review

I finally got around to finishing The Ship of Adventure for this week’s blog, at approximately 8pm yesterday (Sunday) and then had to sit down and write the blog. It was a good thing that I re-read the book as … Continue reading

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Five Fall Into Adventure: An Exciting Dramatised Adventure

I’ve been very good this week and actually listened to this in advance of blogging day. I was also a bit forgetful and forgot to turn off the shuffle feature at first, so started with a random chapter. Oh well! … Continue reading

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Famous Five Go to Hogwarts Chapter 3

CHAPTER THREE: DIAGON ALLEY AND PLATFORM 9¾ It had been two weeks since the argument. Still no answer from Uncle Quentin back at Kirrin. They were now residing in The Leaky Cauldron, London. Aunt Fanny had said to them that … Continue reading

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Muddle Up Monday

I know what you’re going to say! “How come Stef’s doing the Monday post? It’s Fiona’s turn!” Well, our dear Fiona isn’t feeling her best today and last night so she asked me to blog on her behalf so she … Continue reading

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The Adventures with George and Timmy: The Footprint in the Sand

This is the third story in the omnibus that I have of George and Timmy adventures. The Footprint in the Sand as a title doesn’t really have much to do with the story, unless I missed something very important. However … Continue reading

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

As planned, and after a month since the last post (where does the time go?) I’m back to looking at the changes to The Island of Adventure. It is chapters 17 and 18 this week, as we move into the second half of … Continue reading

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Five on Finniston Farm reviewed by Chris

This is the last of my reviews of my top three Famous Fives, the others being Five Go Adventuring Again and Five Go Down to the Sea. It is the 18th in the series and was first published in 1960 by … Continue reading

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Mid May Monday

So we’re half way through May already, and we accidentally forgot to publish Chris’s post on Wednesday, so this week we’ll bring you the review of Five on Finniston Farm that we promised last week! Fiona is planning on reviewing … Continue reading

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The Famous Five 90s Style: Five On Kirrin Island Again

I think that by far Five on Kirrin Island Again is the most faithful adaptation of the books in the 90s repertoire. Apart from the usual issue of it being a little rushed, the story is pretty much all intact, complete … Continue reading

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My fifteenth Noddy book: Noddy Has an Adventure

A confession to start: this isn’t the book I was supposed to do this week. I’m trying to do them in series order so You’re a Good Friend Noddy should have come first. But Noddy Has an Adventure is what I … Continue reading

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May Monday

We’re well into May now, and here we seem to have had nothing but showers! It hasn’t stopped me getting out too much though, but at times I was wishing for a sou’wester and galoshes! Coming up this week: Those … Continue reading

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The Twinniest Twins: Guy and Harry Lawdler from Five on a Secret Trail

We’re back to the twins of Enid Blyton, and this week I’m going to look into one of the iconic sets of twins that she wrote about. Another feature of the Famous Five stories, Harry and Guy Lawdler probably represent … Continue reading

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Review of Pea’s Book of Holidays by Susie Day

I was rather conflicted about this book before I even opened it. I got it way back in December and had stuck it on the blog schedule for May (after I had gotten through the annual and other new Blytons … Continue reading

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May Bank Holiday Monday

Happy May Bank Holiday! You probably are aware by now that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, HRH Prince William and Catherine Middleton have a new addition to their family. The new princess was born on the 2nd May 2015. … Continue reading

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Five Get Into Trouble: An exciting dramatised adventure

Five Get Into Trouble is the second CD in the set, Five Fall Into Adventure being the first. I had a half-moment of hesitation before putting Trouble on, as I like to read/listen in order but I’ve been promising Trouble … Continue reading

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Adventures with George and Timmy – A Curious Treasure

So this is the second review of a full story from the Adventures of George and Timmy. This one was called A Curious Treasure and all starts with George begging her father to let her keep her newly found puppy Timothy. … Continue reading

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