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Review: Five Go on a Strategy Away Day

Once again I’m going to bring you a look at the Bruno Vincent’s attempts at making Enid Blyton’s Famous Five into modern-day grown-ups. I believe I’ve looked at the last in the series by this point, but by the looks of … Continue reading

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Monday #214

The last monday in April is upon us! Next week will be May! Where is this year going? Anyway I hope you like your blogs for this week!

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If you like Blyton: The Marsh Road Mysteries: Diamonds and Daggers by Elen Caldecott

As you know we are always on the look out for books and authors to recommend for you to try, especially if they are reminiscent of our favourite author, Enid Blyton. Of course for Fiona and I, working in libraries we … Continue reading

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Review: Five Go Parenting

I can imagine hearing you all cheering when I say that this is the last Famous Five for Grown-Ups that I can review for a while. I know I have really bombarded you with them, and I suspect that there … Continue reading

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Monday # 212

We have had some truly fabulous weather this weekend, so much so I have caught the sun a little. Anyway, time for our blogs for the week! It took a while for us to come up with a blog that … Continue reading

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Review: The Mystery of the Missing Necklace

It’s been a while since I favoured you with a Five Find-Outers review, and quite frankly it was because I found it hard to convince myself to keep reading. I just don’t gel with these books as much as the … Continue reading

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Review: Five Give up the Booze

I know you’re getting an onslaught of these Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups at the moment, but as they’re quick to read they make a perfect blog to work on. I can pick up the book on a Monday night and … Continue reading

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Monday #210

So I’m back from Italy and we have a busy week for you on the blog: Fiona will bring you the second part of her Children at Green Meadows blog, and I’ll be looking at Five Give up the Booze! … Continue reading

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Review: Five Forget Mother’s Day

Five Forget Mother’s Day – honestly, how could our beloved Famous Five forget the one day a year that we use to celebrate our mothers (not that we shouldn’t celebrate them everyday!)? I got this book to give to my … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Run Away Together

As we know, I managed to lose the track of which Famous Five episodes I had reviewed, which is why we have come back to Five Run Away Together. I completely skipped it for some reason! Anyway shall we get on … Continue reading

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Monday #208

Once again, the week has gone sailing by and another set of blogs is called for! Fiona is one week closer to having her baby and I’m one week away from my 26th birthday (St Patrick’s day no less)! With … Continue reading

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Blyton’s Britain Part 2

Last time I brought you a selection of destinations in London and Buckinghamshire where you could go and be close to our favourite authoress Enid Blyton. This week I’m going to start looking down by the coast, the south west … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Are Together Again part 2

The second part of Five Are Together Again, makes for interesting viewing. In this blog I will look at the differences and changes from the novel  and as usual we will find out whether the changes are good or bad. … Continue reading

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Monday #206

Another Monday, another week. This week as well as our posts for this week to share with you, I have an interview with Jemima Rooper, who played George in the Famous Five in the 90s, for you to read through. … Continue reading

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Blyton’s Britain – Part 1: Home

Thanks to a comment on one of my previous posts, from a reader saying that it would be nice to have a list of locations that Enid Blyton used for inspiration and where she lived, I have decided to put … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Are Together Again part 1

Like a lot of the 70s episodes of the TV series, Five Are Together Again comes in two parts. For me that means another blog and for us as viewers it means more content from Enid Blyton’s book on the TV screen. Gloria … Continue reading

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