Monthly Archives: February 2016

Last Monday of the Month

So this week we see the last day of February, the 29th, which won’t come around for another 4 years! In which time we shall (hopefully) have a new government and the next Olympic Games will be almost upon us. … Continue reading

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

I’ve compared three chapters this week, from the Egmont paperback from 2005 (on loan from Stef) and the Methuen 6th impression from 1945. Earlier posts are in parts one, two and three. CHAPTER NINE: A LACROSSE MATCH – AND A PUZZLE For … Continue reading

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Famous Five 90s Style: Five go to Demon’s Rocks

Five go to Demons Rocks is one of my favourite books and one of my first books as a child, although it was much later on in my life when I actually read the story. Again I see it as … Continue reading

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Monday

Another week and we’re creeping closer to spring (only a month to go!). Stef’s post from last about Murder Most Unladylike has proved popular, and has even been read by Robin Stevens herself! (The joys of twitter!) I have a … Continue reading

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Looking at The Famous Five Annual 2016 part two

On to the second half of the annual this week. The first half is reviewed here. You can also see my review of the first annual from 2014 here and here, and then the 2015 one here and here. A TOUR … Continue reading

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Writes like Blyton: Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens

Occasionally Fiona and I find books that feel like the Blyton books we so know and love. Modern authors can sometimes channel our beloved authoress and we do our best to find them and bring them to your attention. So … Continue reading

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Monday, Monday

Well February seems to be disappearing very very fast! Its probably because its a short month, but it always feels like its going quicker than all the others! Anyway this week we have a recommended read from me of Robin … Continue reading

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Here Comes Noddy Again – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition?

Continuing with this series I’ve looked through my old hardback (so old the cover is in two parts…) and the treasury. Previous posts: Noddy Goes to Toyland Hurrah for Little Noddy! Noddy and His Car A FEW CHANGES ARE THE … Continue reading

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Famous Five 90s Style: Five on Finniston Farm

Five on Finniston Farm has to be one of my all time favourite adaptations in this TV series. It is possibly because I watched it when I was younger, and had the video on permanent loan from the library (my … Continue reading

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Monday

Trying to get back on track this week, here’s our schedule:

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Looking at The Famous Five Annual 2016 part one

In what has become an ‘annual’ tradition I will look at the current year’s annual in two parts. (Apologies for the bad pun.) You can see my review of the first annual from 2014 here and here, and then the … Continue reading

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A Frosty Morning Poem

I know I promised you a review of Five go to Finniston Farm, but I’m not feeling great and it’s late, so I’m afraid you’ll have to make do with this very seasonally accurate poem for now by the grand … Continue reading

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Monday Come round again!

So here we are, another Monday, and we’re already in Feburary! How on Blyton did that happen? Anyway I’ve had a weekend off, and one that has been most productive, as my bomb site of a room has been tidied … Continue reading

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