Monthly Archives: August 2016

Real Fairies borrowed from Dundee Free Libraries

This is the gem of a book that I discovered in the secondary stock of my library. As I said in my previous post I truly didn’t expect the book to be the one I was thinking of. It would … Continue reading

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Monday #180

Bank Holiday Monday has come upon us and it’s the last one of the year before we get drawn into that autumn feeling. Still I hope that you’ll sit back and enjoy our blogs this week. Fiona is planning to … Continue reading

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Best of Blyton at the library

I’ve started my new job in a library now, and I’ve been taking full advantage of my access to all those books! In a quieter moment I ran a catalogue search for Enid Blyton and it came up with 264 hits over … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Get into Trouble Part 1

Five Get into Trouble is one of my favourite books; the complex plot, the danger, the really really bad crooks – plus all the mystery – makes it one super adventure. So I have to say that the rushed twenty-five … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part two

This week I’m back with the Five Find-Outers to see what else has changed. The first post can be seen here. To remind you – my personal copy is a Methuen from 1957 – the 12th reprint/impression of the original edition. The new … Continue reading

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Monday #179

OUR NEWS This week our blog reached the magic number of 200,000 views. This may seem like small change to all those big professional bloggers out there, but we’re thrilled that we have built a small but steady readership for … Continue reading

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The Five Find-Outers and Dog Review: The Mystery of the Disappearing Cat

Well it’s safe to say I found my copy of the book, and as I had the day off on Monday due to my tootling up and down the country during the weekend I thought I would get on and … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV – The Island of Adventure

Several people have told me that The Adventure Series got a better adaptation than The Secret Series did, so here I am about to test that theory. FIRST UP: THE THEME SONG This sounds like it should be part of a … Continue reading

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Monday #178

It has been a busy weekend for me, back and forth to Derby for my goddaughter’s christening has really left me worn out. Luckily Fiona knows what blog she’s bringing you this week and it’s a review for the first … Continue reading

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The Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go Off to Camp Part 2

Last week I brought you part one of Five Go off to Camp, and this week it’s time for part two. I suppose the question we’re asking this week is: can the second part of the adventure be as true to … Continue reading

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The Ragamuffin Mystery

And so I have reached the final book in the series. As with many of Blyton’s series the last book seems to be thought of as the weakest, yet I’m sure there will be some people who will hold this … Continue reading

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Monday #177

So here’s what we’ve got coming up this week: P.S. Is it wrong that I want to print off some of these Enid Blyton activities and do them myself?

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go Off to Camp Part 1

Five Go Off to Camp has been split into two parts – good! I say. It’s one of the more mysterious mysteries, and one that I cannot help but be drawn to. The 90s take on the book was unfortunately … Continue reading

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Noddy at the V&A Museum of Childhood

Two weeks ago on my trip to London, I visited the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood at Bethnal Green. I had hoped to see one or two Blyton-related items, and I was not disappointed. The first thing I found … Continue reading

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Monday #176

Back to another Monday and another exciting week here at World of Blyton. Fiona’s back from her trip as you know and she’s sorted her pictures and because of this she will be bringing you a piece about the Museum … Continue reading

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