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Dissecting the Magic of Blyton’s Famous Five Books by Liam Martin

As I mentioned in my Secrets of Blogging post, this is one of my go-to resources when blogging. I actually got it for free when it came out! WHAT EXACTLY IS IT? The introduction describes it as showing the mechanics … Continue reading

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Monday #255

Bourne End And Dissecting the Magic of Enid Blyton (by Liam Martin) Hollow Tree House, a tale of two neglected and abused children who run away to live an idyllic – if brief – life in a hollow tree. It’s … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Wood part 2

So here we are, ready to see what lands the children will visit and what other strange characters they will meet. THE FIRST LAND AND THE SLIPPERY-SLIP Arriving at the top of the tree the children creep through a hole … Continue reading

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Monday #254

I am trying something new for Mondays as of today! Monday will now feature a few little snippets like quotes, characters or books plus of course the all important ‘what we will be writing’ now known as topics of the week.  … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Wood

For those who are unaware – I have a shameful secret. I have never read The Enchanted Wood or any of the other Faraway Tree books. Take away my Famous Five Club badge and don’t tell me the next password … Continue reading

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January Round Up

January has just flown by (for me anyway!) so here’s what we got up to: WHAT I HAVE READ I’ve made a start on my goal of reading 52 books this year – but I must try harder to pick … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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The future of Blyton on Screen?

The news that the Faraway Tree Series adaptation for the big screen has made some progress got me thinking. Blyton wrote so much, so what else could be adapted? WHAT HAS ALREADY COME TO PASS Obviously there are a fair … Continue reading

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Monday #248

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Putting Malory Towers in Order

I have quite enjoyed ranking books in order of favourites so far, so I thought I would do yet another series. I have already done The Famous Five , The Adventure Series  and The Secret Series. As there are only 6 … Continue reading

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Putting the Secret Series in order

I have already ordered the Famous Five (in four parts!) and the Adventure Series and so now I’m going to do another favourite series of mine, the Secret Series. I’m hoping this will be quite an easy one as there … Continue reading

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