Monthly Archives: April 2017

If you like Blyton: The Adventure Island series by Helen Moss

Stef has already suggested this series for fans of Blyton and has reviewed the first book in the series – The Mystery of the Whistling Caves. But that’s not going to stop me from repeating the suggestion (after all we … Continue reading

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Review: Five Go on a Strategy Away Day

Once again I’m going to bring you a look at the Bruno Vincent’s attempts at making Enid Blyton’s Famous Five into modern-day grown-ups. I believe I’ve looked at the last in the series by this point, but by the looks of … Continue reading

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Monday #214

The last monday in April is upon us! Next week will be May! Where is this year going? Anyway I hope you like your blogs for this week!

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The Treasure Hunters reviewed by Fiona

The Treasure Hunters is a title I never read as a child – despite having it as part of a 2 in 1 volume. I had read The Boy Next Door, the first book but somehow never made it to … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: The Marsh Road Mysteries: Diamonds and Daggers by Elen Caldecott

As you know we are always on the look out for books and authors to recommend for you to try, especially if they are reminiscent of our favourite author, Enid Blyton. Of course for Fiona and I, working in libraries we … Continue reading

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Monday #213

My niece turned three this weekend (where has the time gone?) and so I have celebrated that and Easter with much cake. I’ve yet to crack open my egg so I still have something to look forward to! Coming up … Continue reading

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Books for babies: the lead-up to Blyton

It rather goes without saying that I will be reading Blyton to my little boy once he’s born, and encouraging him to read Blyton himself when he’s older. I do have lots of thoughts about that which I may explore … Continue reading

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Review: Five Go Parenting

I can imagine hearing you all cheering when I say that this is the last Famous Five for Grown-Ups that I can review for a while. I know I have really bombarded you with them, and I suspect that there … Continue reading

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Monday # 212

We have had some truly fabulous weather this weekend, so much so I have caught the sun a little. Anyway, time for our blogs for the week! It took a while for us to come up with a blog that … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: The Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann

I have recently read The Animals of Farthing Wood for the first time. I watched the BBC cartoon as a child and loved it – enough to remember the main plot and some details. I’m also now rewatching the series … Continue reading

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Review: The Mystery of the Missing Necklace

It’s been a while since I favoured you with a Five Find-Outers review, and quite frankly it was because I found it hard to convince myself to keep reading. I just don’t gel with these books as much as the … Continue reading

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Monday #211

After a surprise round up yesterday (I nearly forgot about it again!) here’s what we have planned for this week:

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March Round Up

The clocks have gone forward, meaning we lost a precious hour of sleep but on the plus side, spring is (apparently) here! WHAT I READ IN MARCH Doctor Turner’s Case Book – Stephen McGann Finding Audrey – Sophie Kinsella Bonding With … Continue reading

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