Monthly Archives: January 2018

Another look at people searching for Blyton

This blog idea just keeps on giving – just about every time I look at our search terms I find something funny or interesting (but mostly funny!). The other plus is that these posts are fairly quick to write and … Continue reading

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Monday #252

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Reblog: Five Go off to Camp by March House Books

In a change to the schedule, I thought it was best to bring you something rather than nothing given my no show last week. I’m struggling a lot at the moment to write and read due to work stress and … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: Mischief at Midnight by Esme Kerr

Mischief at Midnight is set at Knight’s Haddon, a girls’ boarding school, and the first chapter or two sounds rather like Malory Towers. ON THE SURFACE The language is different – but it has a clear posh boarding school sounds … Continue reading

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Monday #251

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Putting the Barney Mysteries in Order

As discussed in perhaps tedious detail, I didn’t have all the Barney Mysteries when I was younger. The Rilloby Fair Mystery was one I know I didn’t have, but I’m not sure which of the others I definitely even read as … Continue reading

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Monday #250

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December Round Up

How is it 2018 already? We hope you had a jolly festive season and aren’t too down in the dumps about getting back to work. Here’s what we did in December: WHAT I HAVE READ December is such a busy … Continue reading

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Writes like Blyton: The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine Part 1

The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow. Now if that doesn’t sound Blytonian I don’t know what does. It makes you think of the Five Find-Outers and Dog, which is a good place to start.  However what I’ve read of the … Continue reading

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Another Blyton Christmas

I am lucky every year that I receive some Blyton goodies. I asked for a few of them this year, but also got a surprise. THE FAMOUS FIVE COLOURING BOOK So as you can see, I got the Famous Five … Continue reading

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Monday #249 – Happy New Year!

It’s 2018 now and we are back after our Christmas break. We hope you had a great time!   Apologies that the week off turned into a two week holiday, but welcome back into the World of Blyton!

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