Monthly Archives: January 2017

Monday #202

Gosh, how are we flying through this year already? This is the LAST Monday in January! So whoosh! We’re one month closer to meeting the new addition to the World of Blyton Family – I’ve already been told that Fiona’s … Continue reading

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Review: Five Go on a Strategy Away Day

Stef has already reviewed Five on Brexit Island and Five Go Gluten Free. She did not heap praise on those titles, and I’m afraid my review is likely to be equally negative. To save you reading further if you don’t have … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five on Finniston Farm

Five on Finniston Farm, in my humble opinion, has always been one of my favourite later Famous Five novels. In my opinion I think that it one of the three books in the latter part of the series that brings … Continue reading

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Monday #201

So here at World of Blyton we have some exciting news. There is going to be a new Blyton fan in my household as I will be having a baby in the summer. I’m already thinking of all the great … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Circus of Adventure

So two things before I start this week. Firstly, I had forgotten that the TV series has mucked about the order of the episodes. For some reason they have River as the seventh and Circus as the eighth. I promised … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Get Into a Fix

Five Get Into a Fix is one of my favourite books of the Five series; I love the imagery of the snow-capped Welsh hills, the tobogganing, the skiing and all of that. It’s one of the only Christmas stories and … Continue reading

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Monday #200

Hope you all had a nice weekend, and are looking forward to our blogs this week: we are going a bit TV mad, but I hope you don’t mind.    

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If you like Blyton: The Secret of Dead Man’s Cove reviewed by Chris

This review is inspired by Fiona’s of Dead Man’s Cove by Lauren St John which reminded me of one of my very favourite children’s books, The Secret of Dead Man’s Cove by R.J. McGregor published by Penguin in 1937. I … Continue reading

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

This should be the second-last part, so we are nearly there! It won’t be long until we have a final total. Previous parts can be seen  here, here, here, here, here, here and here. As always my own copy is a Methuen from 1957 – a 12th reprint/impression of … Continue reading

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Review: The Mystery of the Spiteful Letters

Fiona told me that my reviews might be a bit more positive if I got myself an older version of the text. I managed to find one on eBay for around five pounds, which was good because there weren’t very … Continue reading

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Monday #199

It’s a new year now and we’re hopefully getting back into the swing of real-life and blogging. We are starting off with a Five Find-Outers theme and then something a bit different on Sunday.

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Five on a Treasure Island – a review of the unabridged audio

I’ve gotten quite into my audiobooks this past year – they definitely help me to read more. I can ‘read’ an audiobook during times when I couldn’t hold a print or ebook, like when I’m walking to work or on … Continue reading

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Review: Five Go Gluten Free

A sneaky purchase after Christmas because I was blessed with one of these spoofs at Christmas time. I didn’t have much choice of book as Five Give Up the Booze and Five Go on a Strategy Away Day were both sold out. … Continue reading

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Monday #198

Happy New Year to all! Hope you had a restful New Year. We’re not slacking this week and we’ve got two blogs coming up for you, hope you like them!

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