Category Archives: Blog talk

Top 11 Famous Five moments

I’ve written plenty about the Famous Five, including putting the whole series into order from my most favourite to least favourite. And now I’ve decided to list my ten favourite moments from the series. Being 21 books long I can’t … Continue reading

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Monday #276

My top Famous Five moments and If you like Blyton: The Borrowers by Mary Norton Cliff Castle, from the book The Secret of Cliff Castle, is (hardly surprisingly) a castle on a cliff. Well it’s not a real castle, more a big … Continue reading

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10 facts about Malory Towers and me

1. I didn’t own the full series as a child, but I’m not sure exactly what I did have. Fifth Form I had bought from the library for 20p, and Second Form I bought an Armada paperback somewhere eventually. I … Continue reading

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Another load of search terms (#6)

Every time I look at our search terms there is something interesting, strange, or just completely baffling. Here’s the latest collection! (As usual all capitals are mine, and this is done is gentle jest meaning no malice to whoever is … Continue reading

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Monday #275

Blyton search terms and 10 facts about Malory Towers and me I’M THE BOLD BAD GIRL! BEWARE! I BARK! I BITE! I HATE EVERYBODY! This is what is pinned to Elizabeth Allen’s back in The Naughtiest Girl in the School, as … Continue reading

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June Round Up

WHAT I HAVE READ This was a really good month, even if you don’t count the two children’s picture books I still managed 8 books. Next month might not be so great as Outlander is an 800+ page beast of … Continue reading

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Monday #274

My top ten Adventure Series moments and June round up “Ock-ock-oo.” – Mr Penruthlan Mr Penruthlan is a giant of a man but most of the time he lacks an important element of speech – his false teeth! Thus most … Continue reading

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Monday #273

  Five on a Treasure Island and Blyton’s Summer reads The Mystery of the Missing Man is the thirteenth Five Find Outers mystery, and involves well, a missing man! The police are after him, and therefore so is Fatty and … Continue reading

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May Round Up

This is rather belated due to the laptop problems I had this month, but better late than never! WHAT FIONA HAS READ Not as good as last month, but not terrible! The Magic Faraway Tree (reviewed here) Mean Girls – … Continue reading

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Monday #272

In case you were wondering if you had missed it, we skipped Monday #271. I didn’t have my laptop and wasn’t sure when I would get it back in order for me to write and publish anything (though I’d forgotten … Continue reading

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Monday #270

My laptop is in being repaired at the moment so this week’s posts are reliant on me getting it back in time to write something! Fingers crossed. Philip Mannering’s animals and May roundup I remember a little boy called Dick … Continue reading

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Even more search terms (#5)

This really is the blog idea that just keeps on giving. Every so often I browse the search terms that have led people to our blog and there’s always something interesting or amusing to see. Here’s the best of the … Continue reading

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Monday #269

More Blyton Search Terms and A-Z of Philip Mannering’s Pets Location of the week is the Five-Find Outers’ local macaroon shop. Not only is it part of the hub of operations in Peterswood, it also serves the nicest macaroons, lemonade … Continue reading

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Monday #268

  A completely un-confusing guide to names in Blyton’s books And Blyton’s funniest animals “I do love the beginning of the summer hols,’ said Julian. They always seem to stretch out ahead for ages and ages.’ ‘They go so nice and … Continue reading

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April Round Up

WHAT FIONA HAS READ I had a good month, reading wise. I managed to read 6, I am on 21 in total and that’s 4 ahead. The Something Girl (Frogmorton Farm #2) – Jodi Taylor Piano Lessons Can Be Murder … Continue reading

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Monday #267

  Favourite Blyton pets and Names in Blyton’s books and April round up The baby slept soundly. “Will it want a bottle at ten o’clock?” whispered Peter. “And one early in the morning? Most babies do.” They fell asleep. The … Continue reading

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