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Grown up Blyton: The Language of the Dead by Stephen Kelly

WARNING: THIS BOOK IS NOT AS COSY AS SOME OF THE OTHERS I HAVE REVIEWED FOR YOU. SOME READERS MAY NOT BE COMFORTABLE WITH THE STORY’S CONCLUSION. However, I read it, and I’ve got nothing else to bring you this … Continue reading

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Monday #239

Many apologies for mucking up this week and not blogging on Friday, but I have had a horrible week one way and another, so I will make it up to you this week! Anyway, these are your upcoming blogs for … Continue reading

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Monday #238

So I’m back from my holiday and it’s time to crack on with business and that includes our usual monthly round up this week! Hope you like the look of what’s coming up!

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Grown Up Blyton: The Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne

Betcha didn’t know that A. A. Milne, the father and creator of Winnie the Pooh wrote a mystery novel. Well neither did I until I was out on holiday with my Dad in Weston-Super-Mare and spotted this book on the … Continue reading

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Monday #237

I’m on holiday this week, all the way away in sunny (hopefully) Tenerife, so I hope you like these blogs that have been prepared for you all ahead of time!

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Review: The Mystery of the Strange Bundle Part 2

I think I must be in some sort of ‘anti-Fatty’ mood right now because I struggled to finish this book. It didn’t appeal to me I guess and the mystery is a bit dry. Lets take a look shall we? … Continue reading

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Monday #236

So I’m back from Dundee, and my visit to Fiona and baby Brodie, who is gorgeous, and it’s business at usual this week with blogs! Hope you enjoy!  

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Review: The Mystery of the Strange Bundle

So I failed. I had one job and that was to read the book on my way up to Fiona’s when I was on the train, and I didn’t. On top of that, I’ve just not been reading because I’ve … Continue reading

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Monday #235

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A Writer’s Garden part 2: What we know about the original Old Thatch gardens

Last week we looked at the most up to date information we had from Old Thatch gardens and got an idea of the kind of place the cottage and gardens are, but as mentioned we don’t know very much about … Continue reading

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Monday #234

So I finally got the August round up now, and its back to normal this week! Enjoy!

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August Round Up

Fiona has, of course, gone on maternity leave, so this is all me now, you lucky things! Let’s get a crack on then. WHAT I’VE READ It’s been a busy month but managed to fit some reading in between everything. … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Garden: Old Thatch in the present day, part one

I came across a book The Writer’s Garden by Jackie Bennett, at work last Saturday and immediately started flicking through it to see if I could find any information about Enid Blyton’s own beloved gardens, but the book was annoyingly devoid … Continue reading

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Monday #233

Ok, it really shows when Fiona’s not around. I know, I failed to do the August round up, so it’s down for this weekend as well! Please forgive me! Anyway, this is what we have coming up this week. Enjoy! … Continue reading

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Grown Up Blyton: A Man of Some Repute by Elizabeth Edmondson

I read this book a long time ago, but realised this week that it was pretty much exactly the kind of book we’re looking for for this blog and decided that a recap on my part and a blog wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Monday #232

It’s that time of the month again when we look at what we’ve been blogging about this month. You’ve got me doing it this time because of course, Fiona has her hands full! Hope you like the look of the … Continue reading

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