Monthly Archives: June 2017

The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure part 4

Yet again the previous episode ended with a cliff-hanger, or perhaps I should say tower-hanger, as Jack was hanging from the ivy on the castle’s tower while the eagle swooped down at him. And we find out that Jack fell … Continue reading

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Review: The Mystery of the Hidden House – part 2

Last week I failed spectacularly in my duty to provide you with a full review of The Mystery of the Hidden House as I failed in my speed reading skills. So, I have had to bring it to you in two parts. … Continue reading

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Monday #223

June is nearly over, if you can believe it! We’ve had some pretty good weather lately (too much heat for me, though!) so we’ll have to see what July then brings. Here’s what we’ve got lined up this week: Enjoy!

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The Zoo Book, part 2

Here I am continuing to look at The Zoo Book, Blyton’s non-fiction book about London Zoo and its animals. The first chapters covered the zoo’s history, how animals were caught for the zoo and some secrets of the keepers. It … Continue reading

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Review: The Mystery of the Hidden House – part 1

How much of a bad blogger am I? Having only decided on Sunday evening that I was going to review The Mystery of the Hidden House and committed to that on the Monday blog, things then got mad on Monday and I didn’t … Continue reading

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Monday #222

It has been so hot that I’m pretty sure that ice-cream for supper is perfectly acceptable! Either way, I had it, it was delicious and now time to tell you what’s coming up on the blog this week, assuming that … Continue reading

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The Saucy Jane Family: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part 3

So far this book seems to have had minimal editing, which is  a pleasant surprise. Shall we see if that continues? I am comparing the first edition (Lutterworth Press, 1947) to an omnibus edition containing four of the six books … Continue reading

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Famous Five 90s Style: Five on a Treasure Island part 2

Last week we looked into the first of the 1990s Famous Five episodes and actually it came out quite well  in the grand scheme of the episodes. So shall we have a look at how part two shapes up compared … Continue reading

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Monday #221

Well it’s Monday again, and this one marks 3 weeks until I come off work and 7 weeks until my baby is due (eek!). I’m going to try to finish my reviews of The Castle of Adventure on TV, reviewing … Continue reading

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Famous Five 90s Style: Five on a Treasure Island part 1

For me, where it all began For many, Enid Blyton’s books were the beginning of their journey into the world of Blyton’s Famous Five, Secret Seven, Five Find-Outers and Adventure series and, yes, I did read Five Go to Mystery … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure part 3

The previous episode ended on a cliff-hanger (almost literally) as Dinah plunged from a tree into the enormous moat around the castle. I’m fairly confident that she will be OK, however, given that she is unlikely to disappear from the … Continue reading

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Monday #220

Gosh we aren’t half getting through these Mondays! Can’t believe we’ve posted 220 Monday posts to-date! We have a bit of a TV week for you this week once again, hope you don’t mind!

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May Round Up

We are into June now (how?) and so it is time to recap what we have been up to in May. WHAT I READ IN MAY I’ve had a lot going on this month so it hasn’t been a great … Continue reading

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The Zoo Book

I was away on holiday last week, and just so happened to be just 45 minutes away from Inverness. So naturally that meant a trip to one of my favourite places – Leakey’s Second Hand Bookshop (second largest in Scotland). … Continue reading

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