Category Archives: Fan fiction

Blyton’s strangest homes

Recently I looked at Blyton’s secret but homely homes, where children turned caves and trees into lovely cosy places to stay. That got me thinking about some of the other strange ‘homes’ Blyton wrote about, and so I thought I would … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: The Marsh Road Mysteries: Diamonds and Daggers by Elen Caldecott

As you know we are always on the look out for books and authors to recommend for you to try, especially if they are reminiscent of our favourite author, Enid Blyton. Of course for Fiona and I, working in libraries we … Continue reading

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Halloween Tricks in St Andrews part two

Anatoly and David turned quickly on their heels, though they knew what it would be. “That would the ghost then!” David said, pretending to swallow and take a step forward towards it. “What’s your problem?” he asked it as Anatoly … Continue reading

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Halloween Tricks in St Andrews part one

Julian ran his hand through his hair and took a step back from the mirror to check that the chalk dust hadn’t fallen too heavily on his shirt, bow tie and tweed jacket. He took the finishing touch, a bushy … 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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Famous Five Go to Hogwarts Chapter 3

CHAPTER THREE: DIAGON ALLEY AND PLATFORM 9¾ It had been two weeks since the argument. Still no answer from Uncle Quentin back at Kirrin. They were now residing in The Leaky Cauldron, London. Aunt Fanny had said to them that … Continue reading

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First Valentines: A St Andrews Story Part 2

  Sally hurried back out of the front door of her halls and almost didn’t stop as she bumped into Julian. “Hi!” she said breathlessly, gazing up at him adoringly. “I’m glad you came back,” he laughed, pressing a kiss … Continue reading

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First Valentines: A St Andrews Story

Not what was promised this week (I can’t actually remember what was) but Stef and I had a sudden urge to write a Valentine’s day fic. As we’ve not shared any of what we’ve written later in these characters’ lives … Continue reading

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The Marsh of Adventure by Poppy, Chapter Twenty-six

Chapter twenty-six: Mrs Cunningham Again! The children followed Bill to the inn. There was faint light on in the kitchen. They trooped in at the back door and into the kitchen. What an exciting night it had been! The children … Continue reading

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The Marsh of Adventure by Poppy, Chapter Twenty-five

Chapter twenty-five: A thrilling night All eight of the men stood waiting, apparently for their helicopter to arrive. They had finished up their job, the marsh was fully drained where they needed it to be. They had drained quite a … Continue reading

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New Year’s Dip: A St Andrews Story chapter nine

“Anyone think it would be funny to hide Toly’s clothes?” David asked with a smirk. “Oooh blimey, yes, but please can we get dressed first?” Darrell asked shivering a little as they jogged up the beach. “Really, Darrell?” I’m surprised … Continue reading

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The Marsh of Adventure by Poppy, Chapter Twenty-four

Chapter twenty-four: Hiding places again “The men were discussing the happenings of tonight, in I’m afraid for them, much too loud a voice for us to not hear. The marsh will be fully drained by tonight at two o’clock sharp, … Continue reading

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New Year’s Dip: A St Andrews Story chapter eight

Darrell rolled over as the alarm went off at half-past six and shut it off with a yawn. She chucked a pillow at Sally. “Wake up! Dipping time.” Sally cuddled deeper into her bed and groaned. “Darrell you’re mean. We … Continue reading

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New Year’s Dip: A St Andrews Story chapter seven

Not what we promised but I thought it was more apt for the season! – F Darrell had sat down on Anatoly’s other side after saying goodnight to David, and she noticed his slight wince as he put his arm … Continue reading

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New Year’s Dip: A St Andrews Story chapter six

“Honestly,” Darrell said to Sally, “you’d think they were all five years old the way they carry on sometimes.” “Aren’t they?” Sally asked with a smirk. “They’re such… such… boys!” she finished with a laugh. She squeezed Darrell’s arm as … Continue reading

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New Year’s Dip: A St Andrews Story chapter five

I haven’t managed to read the Sea of Adventure for you this week, so I shall give you the next chapter of New Year’s Dip. Stef   David laughed at Julian and shook his head. “That was fun though,” he … Continue reading

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