Monthly Archives: July 2015

Reblog: 10 Signs You Read Too Much Enid Blyton as a Child

This is not what I promised to bring you today but in my defence I have been busy lugging my enormous book collection to my new flat. I nearly packed the Noddy I planned to review – it’s one of … Continue reading

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Last Monday in July

Well well well! Its the end of July! July! Where has this month gone?! We’re in the middle of summer already and the dreaded D-month is fast approaching. Madness. So given that we’ve got one more week left on July … Continue reading

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Making Blyton’s Food: Victoria Sponge

I’ve been back in the kitchen again, creating a cake that I think is an important part of Blyton’s food. I can’t think of an instance at this moment in time where Victoria Sponge is mentioned by name, but its … Continue reading

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Five Go Adventuring Again: An exciting audio dramatisation

This is one of the CDs I got free from The Daily Telegraph years ago when they were running a promotion. The only differences between this one and the one that you can buy in the stores is that this … Continue reading

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Monday

This week has brought a lot of Blyton-y things into my life (along with rather too much rain for my liking). Firstly my latest journal arrived from the Enid Blyton Society – #57 Summer 2015 to be precise. In the … Continue reading

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

I managed to get through three chapters again this week, this time 22, 23 and 24. Only five more to go, now! The rest of the series is here, in posts one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine and … Continue reading

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The Famous Five on TV 90s Style: Five Get Into Trouble

This book is one of the more complex books when you get down to the characters and in a ways, although thrilling, the plot is sort of secondary. The characters and their interactions are what makes up for most of … Continue reading

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A Song of July

To fill in the gap as we have no contributor today, I’ve chosen to bring you one of Blyton’s Poems called A Song of July. Softly the river goes swaying along, Dreamily singing its rippling song, Round by the mill, … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Monday

Well Fiona and I have both had busy weekends, having both been working  a six day week, and Monday seems to be the only day we’ve both got off. I think we’re both about to collapse in a heap, but … Continue reading

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My seventeenth Noddy book: Noddy and the Bunkey

I’ve gone and gotten it wrong again this week I’m afraid. I said I would review Noddy Has an Adventure, but as anyone with half a brain (i.e. clearly not me) will know, I reviewed that two Noddys ago. So, … Continue reading

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Making Blyton’s Food: Gingerbread by Katie Stewart

Its been a while since I did you a recipe blog, but I’m making up for that now. I know I’ve done ginger biscuits, but at the same time I’m sure gingerbread comes into the stories quite a lot. As … Continue reading

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The Valley of Adventure reviewed by Chris

In this final discussion of my top three Adventures I look at my number one choice, The Valley of Adventure. First published by Macmillan in 1947, it is the third of the series. The first edition dustjacket, by the ever-excellent … Continue reading

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Whoops… it’s Tuesday.

We had a much needed blogging break last week, and I then totally forgot to start back up again! We’ll get back into the swing of things I’m sure, though. We’ve got our schedule sorted for this week at any … Continue reading

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