Category Archives: Plot Devices

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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The Ring O’ Bells Mystery

Ring O’ Bells is probably my favourite from this series, but after telling Stef this was what I’d review I had to do a hasty double-check that it was indeed the next in the series. It is, of course, and … Continue reading

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Recovering from illness in Blyton’s books part 3

We’ve already looked at flu, measles and coughs and colds, now it’s time for mumps, scarlet fever, whooping cough and illnesses of an unknown type. I’ll also briefly look at illnesses at school. MUMPS No┬ánamed character┬áI can think of actually … Continue reading

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Recovering from illness in Blyton’s books part 2

Part one covered the flu, and this blog will look at measles, coughs and colds. Not all of these illnesses lead to holidays and/or adventures, though the other illnesses still contribute to their stories’ plots. MEASLES The measles (or as … Continue reading

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Recovering from illness in Blyton’s books part 1

We’ve just had a very long and very cold winter, and I think just abut everybody I know succumbed to an illness at some point. This got me thinking about the all the times characters in Blyton books fell ill … Continue reading

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