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Monthly Archives: November 2016
The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part seven
I thought this would be a fine way to break up the Christmas posts a bit (but don’t worry there will be more of those!) Previous parts can be seen here, here, here, here, here and here. As always my own copy is a Methuen from 1957 – … Continue reading
We are near the end of another month now, and creeping even closer to the end of the year. There is another Christmassy post this week along with our usual fare, a trend which should continue (hopefully) for the next … Continue reading
I have tried to do this in rough chronological order, but many dates given refer to when a story was published in a book. It will often be the case that it was in Enid Blyton’s Magazine or Sunny Stories … Continue reading
Overall, I don’t think we consciously give much thought to our least favourite characters, instead we focus on the ones we do love and enjoy, which is fair enough. However the other week, when I was telling you about the … Continue reading
This series has certainly had ups and downs in its run so far. For me, Island was an acceptable adaptation, Woods was absolutely awful in every way, Valley was an unexpected success and then Sea was another reasonable episode. Shall … Continue reading
Apologies for using the C word in November, but I couldn’t resist starting the Christmas posts this week. (I mean, there are only five weeks to go!) Hope you enjoy!
If you missed the first part of Five Go Down to the Sea, you can find it here, and catch up with my thoughts on the adaptation before reading this second part. Now let’s take a look at the second … Continue reading
First up: I didn’t throw a party to play this game. It’s really not that sort of game in fact! I bought it mostly because I just love Eileen Soper’s work, and because it wasn’t too expensive. I don’t know … Continue reading
I had a really hard time coming up with something to write about this week. It’s strange how there are times that you’ve got more ideas than days to publish them, and then all of a sudden you run out. … Continue reading
The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part six
Another month, another instalment! Hopefully I will get this finished within the next three months then. Previous parts can be seen here, here, here, here and here. As always my own copy is a Methuen from 1957 – a 12th reprint/impression of the original. The new version is … Continue reading
Once more a Monday upon us! Hope you’re excited for this week’s blogs!
It’s November already! It’s getting colder and darker – but enough of that, let’s look at what we did last month! WHAT I READ IN OCTOBER April Fools – Ritchie Tankersley Cusick Fetch Nurse Connie – Jean Fullerton Dying in … Continue reading
It’s bonfire night, or Guy Fawkes’ night this wek, so I thought I would put something together covering what Blyton wrote about the subject. SECRET SEVEN FIREWORKS This seems like an obvious first choice, given the title! While the main … Continue reading
As far as I am concerned Five go Down to the Sea comes in three different stories. The premise is the same in each, there is something going on in this quiet Cornish village that the Five stumble across and … Continue reading