Category Archives: Enid Blyton

A Writer’s Garden part 2: What we know about the original Old Thatch gardens

Last week we looked at the most up to date information we had from Old Thatch gardens and got an idea of the kind of place the cottage and gardens are, but as mentioned we don’t know very much about … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Garden: Old Thatch in the present day, part one

I came across a book The Writer’s Garden by Jackie Bennett, at work last Saturday and immediately started flicking through it to see if I could find any information about Enid Blyton’s own beloved gardens, but the book was annoyingly devoid … Continue reading

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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 #207

Proving she is still current Enid Blyton featured in a Cbeebies video about female authors, alongside Jacqueline Wilson, Beatrix Potter and Malorie Blackman. I thought it was done this year for World Book Day but it turns out it’s actually … 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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Happy Birthday, Enid!

Having been born in 1897, it would be Enid Blyton’s 118th birthday today. I think that’s the perfect excuse to celebrate with a piece (or indeed pieces) of cake. Don’t you?

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Literary Love Letters: Dear Enid Blyton, From Samantha Tonge – Reblogged from Novelicious

I’ve had this bookmarked for a while, but haven’t needed to use it as we’ve had plenty of material from contributors lately. Rather than having Chris’ Adventure Series posts back to back we thought we’d break things up a little … Continue reading

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Reblog: The Controversial Enid Blyton by Jayde-Ashe

Stef was the one to find this post, from The Paperbook Blog. So, I had planned to write a post in which I explored the lives of controversial writers. The older I get the more I want to know the person … Continue reading

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Reblog: A Postcard From Enid Blyton by Roger Thiedeman

Unfortunately things didn’t work out with our potential blogger this week, but never mind. Instead here’s a post from over at the March House Books Blog which is run by the lovely Barbara. March House Books is an online second-hand book … Continue reading

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Why I love re-reading Blyton, by Chris

This site is full of reviews, stories and discussions of all sorts about anything and everything related to Enid Blyton and her writings. What lurks beneath them is the love that I presume everyone involved in this blog – contributors, … Continue reading

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Monday 1st December

So it’s here, the dreaded (or celebrated) D month, and we’re in the middle of winter now so time to cuddle up with some good books and a lovely hot drink- hopefully in front of a fire if you’re lucky … Continue reading

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An Interview with Enid Blyton, Review

I know it should be Fiona’s blog today, but she’s been at work and isn’t feeling too good, so I’m take over just for today, I hope you don’t mind! Now before you get all excited, I feel I have … Continue reading

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End of the Season, Old Thatch

Old Thatch Gardens, Bucks, have their last open day today before they close for another year and with this in mind, I have been back to Old Thatch twice in the past month to get a selection of photos to … Continue reading

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Bringing Blyton to Life: A Blyton Library Event

On the 12th August 2014 I took charge  of a Blyton themed event in the library where I work, for the children. I had a word with the Children’s Librarian a few months ago about running a Blyton themed event, … Continue reading

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Old Thatch: Come Rain, Come Shine

Ok, I know you’ve already had a Bourne End blog off me for Spring where the weather was delightfully warm and sunny, but bear with me. Last time, I did not visit the beautiful gardens at Old Thatch because they were … Continue reading

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A Beckenham Day Out

Stef had a three hour delay on the train heading home yesterday so she wasn’t able to finish her St Clare’s review. So while checking to see what we had in the drafts I stumbled across this. The day out was … Continue reading

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