Monthly Archives: August 2015

Last Monday of August

August (and the bit of summer that finally arrived) is almost over now. August saw the 13th and final instalment of The Island of Adventure comparisons – a project I started in October last year. So September will mean a new … Continue reading

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The Trials of Aunt Fanny – Feeding the Five (and Quentin)

Excerpts from Aunt Fanny’s 1956 diary. JULY 18 1956 I spent all day in the kitchen with Joanna. We prepared six large hams, fourteen pies, eighty four rounds of sandwiches and they demolished it all in ten minutes. Quentin forgot … Continue reading

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Making Blyton’s Food: Heroic Chocolate Cake by Jane Brocket

Well I managed to make a cake, but its not strictly Blyton. I reverted to Jane Brocket’s book after my foray into Delia last time, but unfortunately the baking Blyton saviour did not have a Blyton Chocolate cake, and we … Continue reading

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

We are finally in the home stretch for this lengthy comparison. There were only three chapters left of the book and I got them all done tonight! For my next comparison series I will pick something short – I’m thinking … Continue reading

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Monday

Once again another Monday, and another week of blogs for you. It’s a shame we’re not having some wonderful August weather to enjoy the Blytonian picnics I knew we all long for, however, maybe we shall get a chance still. … Continue reading

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The Famous Five 90s Style: Five on a Hike Together

So as you’re aware we’ve had a bit of a shift about with the blogs this week, it will come as no surprise to you that its left to me to entertain you this Sunday. Earlier in the week I … Continue reading

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A Review of The Bumper Blyton Improvised Adventure

This is a really hard review to write as I don’t really know where to begin. Going right back to the beginning makes sense I suppose – so, a couple of weeks ago we got a message on the blog … Continue reading

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Review of The Adventurous Four by Laura  

 ~A bit of a reshuffle here at the World of Blyton for you today, we didn’t take into account our busy social schedules and Fiona realised that she wouldn’t have time to write a blog for today so we’re putting … Continue reading

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Monday

We failed to get Laura’s blog on in time yesterday, whoops! But we’ve got it scheduled for next Sunday now. We have reached more than 600 posts on the blog now, so I hope the odd missing one can be … Continue reading

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The Circus of Adventure Review

So I finally got stuck into The Circus of Adventure, and I have to admit, for all my sins I haven’t been able to finish it, but I have read 3/4 of it so feel refreshed enough to review it … Continue reading

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My Eighteenth Noddy book: Noddy Goes to the Fair

My eighteenth Noddy should have been Cheer Up, Little Noddy which I was going to review last week. Unfortunately when I opened it I discovered the first 18 pages were missing (what a swizz!) and that put paid to a review. So … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Enid!

Having been born in 1897, it would be Enid Blyton’s 118th birthday today. I think that’s the perfect excuse to celebrate with a piece (or indeed pieces) of cake. Don’t you?

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Monday Madness

“Here we are again, as happy as can be, all good friends and jolly good company” Did you like my singing? It sounds a bit like nails down a chalk board really, which is a shame. However it is Monday … Continue reading

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How to Throw a Famous Five Party

I know I know, I have failed to bring you a review of The Circus of Adventure  yet again, but I’m sure you’d rather I’d had a refreshing read of it, before I wrote about it. This means that I’m going … Continue reading

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

The first week of our new schedule hasn’t quite gone to plan. Tonight I settled down to  review Cheer Up, Little Noddy for you. Unfortunately when I opened the book I discovered it started on page 19. Nearly a third … Continue reading

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First Monday of August

From this week we’re going to have a different posting schedule. Our current one worked just fine for us for the past year or so but at the moment things are very quiet on the contributor front and we’re struggling … Continue reading

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