Category Archives: Characters

My Three Least Favourite Characters

Looking for something to write about this week I browsed older posts and spotted Stef’s post about her least favourite characters, and I decided that would be a fine thing for me to write about too. I didn’t have any ideas … Continue reading

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The Children at Green Meadows

The title of this book doesn’t give much away, and it could be a story about just about anything. It would probably be classed as one of her ‘family’ books, I have it on the shelf beside The Family at … Continue reading

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Those Dreadful Children: who was really the most dreadful? continued

I’m back with another very long blog to try to answer the question I set myself! (Previous part here.) THINGS I DIDN’T REALLY CONSIDER AS A CHILD As a child I think I glossed over a lot of the Carletons’ … Continue reading

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Those Dreadful Children: who was really the most dreadful?

Those Dreadful Children has long been one of my favourite Enid Blyton books. I had an Armada paperback when I was a child and I read it many times. I was quite firm in my belief that the Taggertys were … Continue reading

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My Three Least Favourite Characters

Overall, I don’t think we consciously give much thought to our least favourite characters, instead we focus on the ones we do love and enjoy, which is fair enough. However the other week, when I was telling you about the … Continue reading

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Favourite Five Blyton Animals

I thought I would break up the TV series reviews a bit and bring you something different this week. I decided to go through some of Blyton’s well loved animal characters and look at my top five. I’m going to … Continue reading

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My Three Top Baddies

And so here is my ‘surprise’ for the week. Talking of surprises we will also have one on Sunday for you – a Halloween themed one. Continuing on from three favourite characters, and three favourite adults I have decided to … Continue reading

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My Three Favourite Blyton Adults

As so often is the case Stef had a good idea for a blog and now I am going to shamelessly  copy her and do the exact same. Strangely, coming up with three favourite adults has been a lot easier … Continue reading

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My Favourite Blyton Adults

This week I thought it would be a good idea to talk about my favourite adults in Blyton’s books. As with my favourite characters post I have decided to do a top three. 1. Aunt Fanny Now who can not … Continue reading

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The Trials of Aunt Fanny – Feeding the Five (and Quentin)

Excerpts from Aunt Fanny’s 1956 diary. JULY 18 1956 I spent all day in the kitchen with Joanna. We prepared six large hams, fourteen pies, eighty four rounds of sandwiches and they demolished it all in ten minutes. Quentin forgot … Continue reading

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The Twinniest Twins: Guy and Harry Lawdler from Five on a Secret Trail

We’re back to the twins of Enid Blyton, and this week I’m going to look into one of the iconic sets of twins that she wrote about. Another feature of the Famous Five stories, Harry and Guy Lawdler probably represent … Continue reading

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“The Twinniest Twins” A Look at Connie and Ruth from Malory Towers

A few weeks ago I decided to bring you a look at two controversial characters from Blyton’s writing, The Harries, looking into their mysterious identical-ness and how they act around the Five. Today I’m going to look at a pair … Continue reading

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“The Twinniest Twins” A look at the Harries from Five on Finniston Farm

“They’re the twinniest twins I’ve ever seen!” Laura Petela as Anne remarks of the Philpot twins in Five go to Finniston Farm. Now I admit in the book this has more of an effect because your imagination fills in the … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Uncle Quentin, by Chris

I have in my possession a very mysterious book. It is The House in Cornwall by Noel Streatfeild, originally published in 1940. If you haven’t read it (and it’s well worth reading), it tells the story of four children, John, … Continue reading

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Laura’s Three Favourite Characters

Reading Stef and Fiona’s posts about their three favourite Blyton characters got me thinking – whom would I choose? And would I choose different favourite characters now than when I was younger? Possibly. After giving it a lot of thought, … Continue reading

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Blyton’s Best (Tom) Boys- Bill (Wilhelmina) Robinson

Another new series of posts for me I’m afraid, this time on Enid Blyton’s tomboys! We all must be aware of Blyton’s most famous tomboy, the one and only Georgina Kirrin. In this post I hope to take you through six … Continue reading

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