Category Archives: Other Authors

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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Review: Five Forget Mother’s Day

Five Forget Mother’s Day – honestly, how could our beloved Famous Five forget the one day a year that we use to celebrate our mothers (not that we shouldn’t celebrate them everyday!)? I got this book to give to my … Continue reading

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Who’s Who in Enid Blyton by Eva Rice, revisited

Some of you may remember that I have previously reviewed the original version of the Who’s Who book (it took three posts – Adventure Stories, School Stories, and Toys and Enchantment. You also may remember that I pretty much ripped it apart … Continue reading

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Review: Five Go on a Strategy Away Day

Stef has already reviewed Five on Brexit Island and Five Go Gluten Free. She did not heap praise on those titles, and I’m afraid my review is likely to be equally negative. To save you reading further if you don’t have … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: The Secret of Dead Man’s Cove reviewed by Chris

This review is inspired by Fiona’s of Dead Man’s Cove by Lauren St John which reminded me of one of my very favourite children’s books, The Secret of Dead Man’s Cove by R.J. McGregor published by Penguin in 1937. I … Continue reading

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Review: Five Go Gluten Free

A sneaky purchase after Christmas because I was blessed with one of these spoofs at Christmas time. I didn’t have much choice of book as Five Give Up the Booze and Five Go on a Strategy Away Day were both sold out. … Continue reading

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Blytonian Presents

Every year I get spoiled on my birthday and at Christmas (the two days being only ten days apart) and every year I then show off what I got that’s Blyton-related. This year is no different! 1. Five Go Gluten … Continue reading

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Review: Five on Brexit Island

The first review of the new satirical Famous Five novels. These novels have been out for a while now but Fiona and I have asked for them for Christmas – luckily for me I got given a copy of Brexit as … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: Dead Man’s Cove reviewed by Fiona

This is the first in the Laura Marlin series by Lauren St John. Stef read and reviewed it a while back, and when I spotted it in my library I thought I might as well give it a go. OF LAURA … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: Arsenic for Tea by Robin Stevens

Having started to read this book I am wondering if perhaps I should have made the title If you like Agatha Christie… as this book has moved away from the Malory Towers backdrop to a secluded country mansion where a … Continue reading

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If You Like Blyton: Frozen in Time by Ali Sparkes

I suspect that a lot of you have never heard of Hampshire based authoress who turns up for her public appearances in amazing sparkly boots (the clue’s in the surname). Last month I had the fortune of Ali Sparkes coming … Continue reading

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