Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Last Term at Malory Towers: Audio Adaptation

So here we are at the last audio adaptation of Malory Towers. Its been a rather short run of these audio comparisons but with only six volumes in the series, how could we expect more? Maybe I shall have to … Continue reading

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The Secret Series on TV – Moon Castle

The previous episode went for a very modern sci-fi feel, which was miles away from the original story. This time around they seem to have gone for a ghostly one, which doesn’t sound all that far from the book, but … Continue reading

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Monday

Here we are, another Monday, another week into the year, and we here at Word of Blyton aren’t quite sure what this week will bring you. Fiona will try and get another TV epsiode of the Secret Series done and … Continue reading

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In the Fifth at Malory Towers: Audio Adaptation

We’re almost at the end of these comparisons, mostly because there was only ever six to do with Malory Towers. In the Fifth is my second favourite Malory Towers book, the first being The Third Year at Malory Towers. The reason … Continue reading

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

This week (after abandoning this series for over a month) I got through two chapters. That leaves just five to go. Earlier posts – one, two, three, four and five. CHAPTER FIFTEEN: A TERRIBLE QUARREL The class-related discussions suffer from … Continue reading

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Monday

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Famous Five 90s Style: Five Are Together Again

Now the general consensus from Blytonites is that Five Are Together Again is one of the weakest series endings to come from Blyton, and that it really isn’t the best adventure the Five could have ended on. If you think … Continue reading

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The Rilloby Fair Mystery

I did much better in reading the second book in the series, and read it over a couple of days this time. Again, I had picked it up quite naturally to read for myself and not for blogging which I … Continue reading

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The Mondays Keep Coming

So we’re speeding through April already, and we’re into the second week! Oh gosh! This week Fiona will be bringing you the review of The Rilloby Fair Mystery, which I’m sure we’re all looking forward to. I hope to have … Continue reading

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35 Things We Learned From the Famous Five a reblog from Forever Amber

Amber, of Forever Amber, has come up with a list of things we learn from the Famous Five, including: 1. All underground caves have a stream running through them. If you find yourself trapped in one (by smugglers, natch), all … Continue reading

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Child April Poem

Sorry its not the review of the In the Fifth at Malory Towers audio but I’ve had a bit of a shock this week and I can’t focus too well at the moment. So I’m bringing you a poem from … Continue reading

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The Secret Series on TV : The Secret of Killimooin

I’m going to break this post down into two headings: Things that are like the book and Things that are not like the book. I highly suspect that the second one will produce many more points. THINGS THAT ARE LIKE … Continue reading

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First Monday of April

Easter is now over, and I have no chocolate left. I will just have to hope that I don’t get trapped in any caves now, as I will have nothing for sustenance. Not that I tend to carry chocolate in … Continue reading

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The Land of Far-Beyond, reviewed by Chris

I have been planning for a while to write about The Land of Far-Beyond, but have been held back by no longer having a copy. It seems to be out of print and second hand copies are often eye-wateringly expensive. … Continue reading

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Making Blyton’s Food: Mrs Glump’s Melt – in – the – Mouth Shortbread

We are having a bit of a ‘Barney Mysteries’ week as Fiona has reviewed The Rockingdown Mystery for us this week and I’m going to tell you about the shortbread from our favourite Jane Brocket book Cherry Cake and Ginger … Continue reading

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