Monthly Archives: September 2018

Putting the Five Find-Outers books in order

Last year I ordered the books in some of Blyton’s biggest series into favourites. I did The Famous Five, The Adventure Series, The Secret Series, Malory Towers and The Barney Mysteries. I have now realised that I missed the Five Find-Outers. … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: The Lone Pine Series by Malcolm Saville

I will start with an honest admission – I didn’t like this series the first time I tried it. I had heard that Malcolm Saville was like Enid Blyton and if I like the Famous Five etc then I would … Continue reading

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Monday #236

If you like Blyton: The Lone Pine books by Malcolm Saville and Putting the Five Find-Outers in order “And remember what I’ve said – there is NO BOY HERE!” – The Dragon This is from The Boy Next Door, and so The … Continue reading

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Miss Grayling’s Girls 3 – the experiments

Not every girl fits neatly into ‘success’ or ‘failure’. Some are distinctly one or the other by the end, some change back and forth through the years and some are a grey area all the way through. A few girls … Continue reading

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The Valley of Adventure Travel Brochure from Travel Blyton

If Demon’s Rocks isn’t the holiday destination for you, why not try The Valley of Adventure. Adventurous by name and adventurous by nature! The rocky mountain pass which previously kept the valley secluded and secretive has been recently reopened. Now visitors can … Continue reading

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Monday #235

  The Valley of Adventure Holidays, 2018 and Miss Grayling’s Girls part 3 – the in-betweeners After writing a travel brochure for it recently, this week’s location has to be Demon’s Rocks. Demon’s Rocks is around the coast from Kirrin, … Continue reading

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Autumn Reads

The days are starting to get a little shorter and colder now, after a glorious summer. Soon the leaves will be turning and falling, and it will be perfect curl-up-with-a-book season, so I thought I would put together a list … Continue reading

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Search terms, the 7th edition

I may have decided to do this a bit prematurely, I haven’t collected as many search terms as I usually do before I write a post. But never mind, let’s see what Google has to offer us this time! We … Continue reading

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Monday #234

Poor Brodie has chicken pox so this is a shorter Monday post than usual (done in a rush on my phone at ten to nine!) Autumn reads and More search terms I now resign from the Secret Seven. Thank you … Continue reading

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August Round Up 2018

WHAT I HAVE READ Ten books means I’ve gone well over my target for the year, so I’ve increased it from 52 to 80! Poor Stainless (The Borrowers 4.5) – Mary Norton Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander #2) – Diana Gabaldon … Continue reading

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Modern Noddy in Fuzzy Felt Toyland

A while back I did a post about the vintage Noddy Fuzzy Felt set I had bought. Well, I’ve just bought another Noddy Fuzzy Felt set, but this one is quite a bit more recent. The first one is from … Continue reading

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Monday #233

August round up and Noddy fuzzy felts Mr King is a tutor who is employed by the Lyntons to teach Dinah, Roger and Snubby on holiday in The Rockingdown Mystery. He arrives in Rockingdown and begins to teach, but the … Continue reading

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The Secret Island – an audio review

A while back I noticed that Audible were now doing both The Secret Series and The Adventure Series in audiobook. I’m a member and get one book a month for about £8, so I got both The Secret Island and … Continue reading

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