Monthly Archives: July 2017

Monday #228

Happy Due Date Fiona! Baby’s due today so I will be waiting with crossed fingers for news as I know she’s very keen to meet him, and very pregnanty at the moment! Hope you’ll send good wishes to her, to … Continue reading

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The Zoo Book, part 4

I’m looking at chapters ten to twelve this week, which leaves just four more after that. CHAPTER TEN: THE GIRAFFE AND HIS COUSINS Blyton has some advice here: If you happen to be a girl and go to the Zoo wearing … Continue reading

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Review: The Buttercup Farm Family

I realise that I have read this series in a most peculiar order and for anyone trying to follow the series, I’ve not helped. So I apologise. Nevertheless I have now read five out of the six of the series … Continue reading

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Monday #227

Well I’m still here! Still waiting on baby to arrive (due a week today) so here’s what we have planned:

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure part 5

We ended on a less-dramatic scene in the last episode (I hesitate to call it a cliff-hanger, actually) with someone – Bill? MOD man? Sam? someone from the castle? prowling around Spring Cottage. SO JUST WHO IS THE NIGHT-TIME PROWLER? … Continue reading

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Grown Up Blyton: Brighton Belle by Sara Sheridan

New to the blog, I thought it was worth looking at some of the authors that us grown-ups could try as a change to the numerous Enid Blyton books we read. I thought of this idea when I was up … Continue reading

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Monday #226

Your blogs for this week! Hope you’re up for something new from me, even though most of us don’t want to grow up, I thought I would supply some different reading materials for the adult sides of us!

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The Zoo Book, part 3

With six chapters done so far, there are ten more to go! The first few I found quite depressing reading at times, the next few weren’t quite so bad. I wonder what the next lot will be like. CHAPTER SEVEN: … Continue reading

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Review: The Mystery of the Pantomime Cat

I know you’ve had a lot of Five Find-Outers and Dog reviews recently, but I’ve had the books on my library card for a while now, and thought it was about time I got round to reading them. As I … Continue reading

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Monday #225

Well, it’s Monday again! I feel like every Monday could be my last for a while, but then again I could be around for many weeks to come. Here’s what we’ve got planned for the blog this week: And if … Continue reading

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The Saucy Jane Family: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part 4

Last time we saw quite a bit of text cut out of one chapter plus some other more minor changes, so let’s see what we get this time. I am comparing the first edition (Lutterworth Press, 1947) to an omnibus … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: The Mystery of Wickworth Manor by Elen Caldecott

In our quest to find books that could be considered similar to Enid Blyton’s novels for you to try yourselves, I have discovered another book by Elen Caldecott, an author I reviewed a few months ago (The Mysteries of Marsh … Continue reading

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Monday #224

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June Round Up

Somehow it is July, and we have reached what will probably be my last monthly round up for a while. I’ll be taking over from now on! – Stef WHAT I READ  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – … Continue reading

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