Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Second Form at Malory Towers: An Audio Adaptation

Following on from the review I did of  the First Term at Malory Towers audio before Christmas I finally caved and brought an downloadable version of The Second Form at Malory Towers because I couldn’t find my cassette tape. Anyway, … Continue reading

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The Twins at St Clare’s – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part three

I’m going to get back into this comparison after a bit of a break over Christmas and the new year. Previous posts are here and here. I am comparing an Egmont paperback from 2005 (on loan from Stef) with a Methuen 6th … Continue reading

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Missed Monday

So Fiona was supposed to bring the Monday blog this week, but as she has to be up obscenely early so she’s done the picture and didn’t manage to write up a blog, so I’m just going to put the … Continue reading

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What Blyton products we would like to see in 2016

After the joys of Christmas and the new year have left us and that January gloom has set in, let us get back to the consumerism that we’ve all been trying to avoid in the longest pay month in the … Continue reading

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The Secret Series on TV – The Secret Island

Tonight I’ve sat down to watch the first episode of the Secret Series as adapted by Umbrella Entertainment in the 1990s. It should be an interesting experience as judging from the back of the box, the programme bears little resemblance … Continue reading

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Monday Round Up!

We’ve had a busy week this week, blogging away and the reward has been a surge in views! People are hopefully rediscovering us after their Christmas break. This week Fiona will be bringing you a review of the Secret Series … Continue reading

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The Famous Five Stationery

I was treated to all three items of stationery in December. (I have a huge desire to mis-spell it as stationary every time I type that, despite knowing how wrong it is.) They came out in September last year and … Continue reading

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Famous Five 90s Style: Five Get into a Fix

This episode is probably one of the furthest from the book you can get. It in the second series and it’s just a shame that the budget perhaps wasn’t big enough to provide the sort of snowy back drop that … Continue reading

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Mid January Monday

Well we’re firmly into 2016 now and, along with all those people back at work and school, we are back to our usual blogging routine. I’ve got so many new things to review I’m starting with the easiest of them … Continue reading

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Making Blyton’s Food: Miss Dimity’s Jam Scones

Now I have never read The Secret of Spiggy Holes, but I have taken this from my favourite Blyton inspired cookbook Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer by Jane Brocket. I settled on this one because it didn’t need buttermilk, but … Continue reading

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Fiona’s present round up for 2015

I can say I was truly spoiled last year, and I was lucky enough to get a whole pile of Blyton gifts between my birthday and Christmas. I will most like end up reviewing them all in-depth at some point, … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2016 & 2015 in review

We made it! It’s four days into 2016 and we’re still here, blogging away. Sorry for not posting a New Year’s message on the actual day itself but both Fiona and I were pretty busy New Year’s Eve and New … Continue reading

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