Monthly Archives: February 2017

Monday #206

Another Monday, another week. This week as well as our posts for this week to share with you, I have an interview with Jemima Rooper, who played George in the Famous Five in the 90s, for you to read through. … Continue reading

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Blyton’s Britain – Part 1: Home

Thanks to a comment on one of my previous posts, from a reader saying that it would be nice to have a list of locations that Enid Blyton used for inspiration and where she lived, I have decided to put … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The making of feature

On the final disc of the set is a feature called The making of The Enid Blyton Adventure Series. I can’t say I noticed one on the Secret Series DVD but I will have to check that. THE SERIES IN … Continue reading

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Monday #205

Our congratulations to Laura Petela (now called Laura O’Bree since her marriage) who has had a baby girl this week. You can find her on Instagram (where the below photo is from) and Twitter. And from us this week (probably … Continue reading

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Those Dreadful Children: who was really the most dreadful?

Those Dreadful Children has long been one of my favourite Enid Blyton books. I had an Armada paperback when I was a child and I read it many times. I was quite firm in my belief that the Taggertys were … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Are Together Again part 1

Like a lot of the 70s episodes of the TV series, Five Are Together Again comes in two parts. For me that means another blog and for us as viewers it means more content from Enid Blyton’s book on the TV screen. Gloria … Continue reading

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Monday #204

Once more it’s a Monday and we have a packed week for you coming up! I’ll be looking at the penultimate episode of the 70s Famous Five and Fiona’s going to review Those Dreadful Children. Hope you join us for the … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV – The River of Adventure

Here I am going back to the penultimate episode after watching in book order. I rate River as my least favourite anyway, so I suspect this could be quite dire. I imagine a lot will have to be changed, as … Continue reading

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The Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go to Demon’s Rocks Part 2

This is going to sound harsh as I know that there are people out there who love the theme tune for the 70s Famous Five but after several false starts (I put the wrong DVD in for the episode three … Continue reading

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Monday #203

It’s February, and I’ve finally got the hang of writing 2017 instead of 2016 (well, for the most part). I have also started writing extra posts now, so I can schedule them for later to give me a bit of … Continue reading

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

And so we have reached the final part! This one has taken me about 7 months to do. Previous parts can be seen here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. As before my own copy is a Methuen from 1957 – the 12th reprint/impression of the original. The … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70’s Style: Five Go to Demon’s Rocks Part 1

Not being as familiar with the 70s Famous Five as I am with the 90s one, I clearly didn’t realise that Demon’s Rocks was a two-parter! I thought it was just one episode and actually it’s two, so next week … Continue reading

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