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Monday #243

Jack Arnold, part 2 and Inscriptions in books “Gosh,” said Irene again, with a comical air of dismay.”I’m nuts! I go and interrupt my own bit of composing, and rush off to do a job I’m not supposed to do … Continue reading

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Monday #242

It’s bonfire night, tonight. Don’t forget to have a look at our post on Blyton’s Bonfires, Guys and Fireworks, it’s perfect for today. Jack Arnold and Noddy, Toyland Detective “That’s what I was afraid of. I thought you would pick up … Continue reading

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October Round Up 2018

WHAT I HAVE READ I only have two more books to reach my Goodreads target of 80 books! The Day the Crayons Quit – Drew Daywalt A Trail Through Time (A Chronicles of St Mary’s #4) – Jodi Taylor Red … Continue reading

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Malory Towers, continued

If you ask me, a Blyton purist, how many books there are in the Malory Towers series I would instantly tell you there are six. If you asked a modern reader they might well say twelve. Twelve?? That’s double! This … Continue reading

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Monday #241

It’s a busy time in the UK at the moment, we have Halloween on October 31st and then Guy Fawkes Night on the 5th of November. If you need some Blyton to get you in the mood for either occasion, … Continue reading

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Monday #240

Five Run Away Together, continued and Putting the Five-Find Outers in order part 3 Lacking an adventure or mystery in Go Ahead Secret Seven, the seven set to practising their skills of shadowing, observing and spying. This gets George into … Continue reading

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Monday #239

Miss Grayling’s Girls – the successes and Jolly Good Food, the Enid Blyton Children’s Cookbook What is the good of a pretty face if there is a spiteful heart beneath it? Has Prudence any real friends, dear? She knows the … Continue reading

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Monday #238

Putting the Find-Outers in Order and Five Run Away Together Mr Galliano’s Circus is more of a thing than a place but I think it can count for location of the week as wherever the circus folk set it up it … Continue reading

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September Round Up 2018

WHAT I HAVE READ Not a bad month though most of the novels are ones I’ve read before. I haven’t read the latest few of the St Mary’s books so I thought I should re-read from the start to refresh … Continue reading

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Monday #237

It’s October already! How did that happen? September Round Up and Miss Grayling’s girls part 4 “Nobody’s ever nervous! We’ve lived all our lives in the circus. Most of us were born in one. Why should we be nervous? Hallo … 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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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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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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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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