Monthly Archives: September 2016

My Favourite Blyton Adults

This week I thought it would be a good idea to talk about my favourite adults in Blyton’s books. As with my favourite characters post I have decided to do a top three. 1. Aunt Fanny Now who can not … Continue reading

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

I’m determined to keep coming back to this every third week or so, purely so that it doesn’t take me a whole year to get through it! The other parts are here, here and here. As always my own copy is a Methuen from … Continue reading

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Monday #184

Just a quick blog from me today as I’m later writing this than I thought I would be, and I have to head off to bed shortly. Anyway, we’ve got an awesome week lined up for you!

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Fall into Adventure Part 2

This week we’re following on from Five Fall into Adventure part one with part two. The question I posed last week was could it really be possible to fill episode two with all the bits and pieces that were left … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: Arsenic for Tea by Robin Stevens

Having started to read this book I am wondering if perhaps I should have made the title If you like Agatha Christie… as this book has moved away from the Malory Towers backdrop to a secluded country mansion where a … Continue reading

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Monday #183

After spending what must have amounted to 15-20 hours of work on the Blyton on TV and in film guide, this week we’re going back to just the two regular posting days so that I can relax again. I’m glad I … Continue reading

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A Guide to Blyton on TV and in film

This is a (roughly) chronological list of Enid Blyton’s works adapted for TV and film. I haven’t included stage or theatre productions unless they were filmed. I have tried to include information about who made the work, the cast, episode … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Fall Into Adventure Part 1

Five Fall Into Adventure is one of the mysteries I don’t really enjoy reading much, so the finer details of the book escape me, but I still know the story well enough to give you a general overview of the … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV – The Woods of Adventure

The Woods of Adventure? I hear you ask. No, this is not a long-lost Blyton title you’ve never heard of. I’m not quite sure how all the copyright laws work, but earlier in the 90s there was a mini-series make … Continue reading

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Monday #182

This week we have a themed week for you, in a change of dynamic and our on going changes to the blog. We shall be looking exclusively at the television adaptions. Fiona will be looking at the next Adventure series … Continue reading

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Reblog – JSlawit’s introduction to Enid from Where there’s a Jill there’s a way

I’m always browsing blogs and looking for interesting things to read, and this was one I stumbled upon through a comment on one of Stef’s posts. The blog is still a work-in-progress but it looks like it will be a … Continue reading

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If You Like Blyton: Frozen in Time by Ali Sparkes

I suspect that a lot of you have never heard of Hampshire based authoress who turns up for her public appearances in amazing sparkly boots (the clue’s in the surname). Last month I had the fortune of Ali Sparkes coming … Continue reading

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

It has only been two weeks since the last instalment but I would like to try to get through this book before the end of the year! The first parts can be seen here and here. As before my personal copy is … Continue reading

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Monday #181

I can’t believe it is September already! To be fair, though, we’ve had some of the best weather of the “summer” in the past week. COMING UP THIS WEEK   In case you missed it, we did a round up … Continue reading

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August Round Up

I have decided to try something new this month, having seen it on some of the other blogs that I read. A round up of what we’ve been reading, watching and doing. Naturally not all of it will be Blyton … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Get Into Trouble Part 2

So here we are looking at the second part of Five Get Into Trouble, and I feel safe in saying that this two-parter has to be one of the best. Now, grab some ginger beer, a sandwich and read on … Continue reading

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