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Review: The Mystery of the Invisible Thief 

The Mystery of the Invisible Thief by Enid Blyton. The title sort of says it all, doesn’t it? It promises the mystery and the intrigue of a thief who cannot be seen or caught, and it suggests a promise of … Continue reading

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Monday #230

Well, we have another Monday in our midst, and it’s got some good news attached to it. Fiona has had her baby boy!! Brodie was born last Sunday, and is now over a week old, and he is GORGEOUS!! Auntie … Continue reading

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Grown Up Blyton: Too Many Cooks by Marina Pascoe

Continuing my theme of let’s see what books we could read as adults if we wanted a break from Blyton, I have decided to look at Too Many Cooks by Marina Pascoe. This is the second book in the series of … Continue reading

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Monday #229

We’re flying through the year and it’s our first Monday in August! Hope you like what we have for you this week!

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Review: The Caravan Family

Finally, I hear you cry, she’s found and read the first book in the series! Now perhaps she can tell us what happened in the beginning (assuming that you haven’t already read them in order like you’re supposed to! What … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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Review: The Mystery of the Hidden House – part 2

Last week I failed spectacularly in my duty to provide you with a full review of The Mystery of the Hidden House as I failed in my speed reading skills. So, I have had to bring it to you in two parts. … Continue reading

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Review: The Mystery of the Hidden House – part 1

How much of a bad blogger am I? Having only decided on Sunday evening that I was going to review The Mystery of the Hidden House and committed to that on the Monday blog, things then got mad on Monday and I didn’t … Continue reading

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Monday #222

It has been so hot that I’m pretty sure that ice-cream for supper is perfectly acceptable! Either way, I had it, it was delicious and now time to tell you what’s coming up on the blog this week, assuming that … Continue reading

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Famous Five 90s Style: Five on a Treasure Island part 2

Last week we looked into the first of the 1990s Famous Five episodes and actually it came out quite well  in the grand scheme of the episodes. So shall we have a look at how part two shapes up compared … Continue reading

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