Category Archives: Other Authors

Writes like Blyton: The Mysterious Boy by Julie Robinson

It’s a bit late I know but it is a crazy time of year so I hope you’ll forgive me. As stated I am going to take a look at Julie Robinson’s first book The Mysterious Boy. Julie is someone I … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Boy by Julie Robinson Synopsis

One of our contributors, Julie has written a smashing mystery novel inspired by our own favourite author. We’re bringing you the synopsis this week, and next week I’ll be reviewing the book for you all. Synopsis of The Mysterious Boy … Continue reading

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Grown Up Blyton: Five Go Glamping by Liz Tipping

Before you worry, this is not another of the Bruno Vincent’s grown up Famous Five, but a play on the idea of four people and a dog experiencing camping or glamping and “getting back to nature” but with a few added … Continue reading

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The secrets behind our blogging

If you’re looking for a guide to becoming a successful and/or rich blogger, I’m afraid you are in the wrong place. What this is, instead, is a sneak  peek at some of our best blogging resources. A lot of what we … Continue reading

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Grown Up Blyton: The Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne

Betcha didn’t know that A. A. Milne, the father and creator of Winnie the Pooh wrote a mystery novel. Well neither did I until I was out on holiday with my Dad in Weston-Super-Mare and spotted this book on the … Continue reading

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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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Grown Up Blyton: A Man of Some Repute by Elizabeth Edmondson

I read this book a long time ago, but realised this week that it was pretty much exactly the kind of book we’re looking for for this blog and decided that a recap on my part and a blog wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Grown Up Blyton: Too Many Cooks by Marina Pascoe

Continuing my theme of let’s see what books we could read as adults if we wanted a break from Blyton, I have decided to look at Too Many Cooks by Marina Pascoe. This is the second book in the series of … Continue reading

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Grown Up Blyton: Brighton Belle by Sara Sheridan

New to the blog, I thought it was worth looking at some of the authors that us grown-ups could try as a change to the numerous Enid Blyton books we read. I thought of this idea when I was up … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: The Mystery of Wickworth Manor by Elen Caldecott

In our quest to find books that could be considered similar to Enid Blyton’s novels for you to try yourselves, I have discovered another book by Elen Caldecott, an author I reviewed a few months ago (The Mysteries of Marsh … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: The Adventure Island series by Helen Moss

Stef has already suggested this series for fans of Blyton and has reviewed the first book in the series – The Mystery of the Whistling Caves. But that’s not going to stop me from repeating the suggestion (after all we … 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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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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Books for babies: the lead-up to Blyton

It rather goes without saying that I will be reading Blyton to my little boy once he’s born, and encouraging him to read Blyton himself when he’s older. I do have lots of thoughts about that which I may explore … Continue reading

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Review: Five Go Parenting

I can imagine hearing you all cheering when I say that this is the last Famous Five for Grown-Ups that I can review for a while. I know I have really bombarded you with them, and I suspect that there … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: The Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann

I have recently read The Animals of Farthing Wood for the first time. I watched the BBC cartoon as a child and loved it – enough to remember the main plot and some details. I’m also now rewatching the series … Continue reading

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