Monthly Archives: May 2017

Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go to Kirrin Island part 2

So if you have managed to follow the title of this piece –  which if you’re not hugely up to speed with the 70’s Famous Five might take some explaining (however look back here for a bit more of an idea … Continue reading

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The Saucy Jane Family: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part 2

There weren’t too many changes made in the first chapters, but then again the chapters are pretty short! I am comparing the first edition (Lutterworth Press, 1947) to an omnibus edition containing four of the six books (Egmont, 2014). CHAPTER … Continue reading

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Monday #218

We’re a blog of part 2s this week as Fiona continues looking at the text changes in The Saucy Jane Family, and I look at the second part of the 70s Famous Five pilot episode. Also a bit of a change … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure part 2

I have now watched the second episode of the eight. Previously we saw the children arrive at Spring Cottage which is beside some sort of military operation, and Jack and Philip have been spied on by a strange man. PREVIOUSLY … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go to Kirrin Island part 1

Right so, a long time ago at the beginning of time (for this blog) I had this crazy notion that I was going to compare these TV series like for like and side by side. I did give it a … Continue reading

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Monday #217

We are going to have another TV-themed week here on the blog:  

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April Round Up

I can’t believe it’s May already – perhaps something to do with the snow and hail we’ve had lately. WHAT I READ IN APRIL I’ve been less motivated this month so it hasn’t been a lot: Ramona the Brave (Ramona … Continue reading

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The Saucy Jane Family: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition?

I’ve been looking for a new book to compare lately – as it has been a weekly scramble to come up with an idea otherwise – and then this rather fell into my lap. Or fell into my Whatsapp conversation, … Continue reading

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Review: The Pole Star Family

As you know last week I got an omnibus of the Family series, tightly and newly bound in a Quentin Blake-esque illustrations, shoulder to shoulder with related stories. So I thought that this week I’d continue with the reviews from this … Continue reading

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Monday #216

Monday again and we’ve got a busy week for you here on World of Blyton. It’s a rather themed week this week, with exception of the April round up. Hope you don’t mind!

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure

I have already watched and reviewed the 8 episodes of The Adventure Series made in New Zealand. You may have tried to repress this information (I know I have) but they couldn’t make The Castle of Adventure, as the rights weren’t … Continue reading

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Review: The Saucy Jane Family

A Bit of Background As some of you will know I reviewed The Queen Elizabeth Family last year, so the concept of Enid Blyton’s Family Series was not unknown to me. However I admit ignorance in the fact that I did … Continue reading

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Monday #215

It’s May now, and I’m not quite sure how that happened! It has been pretty cold the past few weeks here but I’m hoping that will start to change as we creep towards summer. Here’s what we’ve got coming up … Continue reading

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