Category Archives: Purchases

More on Enid Blyton’s Magazine

A while back I wrote about my new (and admittedly meagre) collection of Enid Blyton’s magazines. I had 23 at the time, out of the 162 that were printed. I thought I’d be unlikely to grow that collection as the … Continue reading

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The Blyton Book of Keepsakes

While I was on holiday last week and even though I wasn’t in what I strictly think of as Blyton country, I did manage to find something ever so beautiful! This neat little thing used to be a hard back … Continue reading

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What Blyton products we would like to see in 2016

After the joys of Christmas and the new year have left us and that January gloom has set in, let us get back to the consumerism that we’ve all been trying to avoid in the longest pay month in the … Continue reading

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The Famous Five Stationery

I was treated to all three items of stationery in December. (I have a huge desire to mis-spell it as stationary every time I type that, despite knowing how wrong it is.) They came out in September last year and … Continue reading

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My Christmas Present Round Up

This year was one of the poorest for Blyton offerings in my house. In fact the lowest number of my presents to date were Blyton themed. However, I still have some pieces to share with you, though bar one, they … Continue reading

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Collecting Children’s Books by Fiona

The title of this blog is simply the title of the book I have been reading: Collecting Children’s Books compiled by Book and Collector Magazine. Normally I would be more specific and add ‘review’ or some other context to a … Continue reading

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Monday

This week has brought a lot of Blyton-y things into my life (along with rather too much rain for my liking). Firstly my latest journal arrived from the Enid Blyton Society – #57 Summer 2015 to be precise. In the … Continue reading

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Fiona’s Blyton wishlist

I’ve got a lot of books, and a lot of those are Blytons. There are a great number I don’t have, though and I thought I would pull together a list of those for you this weekend. I couldn’t possibly … Continue reading

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What I nearly bought this week…

A blog staple these days seems to be a “haul” post, often by video, showing off the blogger’s latest purchases – mostly of clothes and make-up though I’ve seen supermarket ones and baby things ones as well. Any hauls on this … Continue reading

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Noddy in Fuzzy Felt Toyland

As promised I got out my fuzzy felt set and took plenty of pictures for you. On trying to make the suggested pictures I discovered there were actually quite a lot of missing pieces but mostly just the narrow strips … Continue reading

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Monday

So it’s back to the real world for me today, the April holidays are officially over. Unsurprisingly, I did some book buying while I was away! Only one Blyton though, a paperback Noddy which cost me all of 25p. I … Continue reading

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A trip to Seven Stories in Newcastle part two

Picking up from where I left off here, after The Famous Five, Adventure Series, Secret Seven, Faraway Tree and Noddy, the next bit of the exhibition was about Blyton’s non-fic work, her nature books in particular. NON-FICTION WORKS Some of … Continue reading

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A week of Blyton buys

As I’m sure we’ve mentioned a few times Stef’s up in Dundee staying with me and we’ve packed as much Blytonian stuff into our week as possible, which has included a bit of shopping. On Tuesday we made a trip … Continue reading

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Collecting Blyon’s books by Fred

I’ve always been a bit of a late-comer when it comes to Enid Blyton. I knew of her for most of my life but didn’t start reading her books till most kids grow out of them. But I still vividly … Continue reading

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Buying Enid Blyton books in charity shops

This advice is probably suitable for all vintage children’s books, not just Blytons, but we’re all about the Blytons on this blog! A lot of this is just common sense, and it’s not going to be a “go to this … Continue reading

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Corinna’s Confession: Five on a Treasure Island

I have a confession to make – I just bought my SIXTH copy of Five on a Treasure Island!  This might seem slightly barmy, but bear with me, and I’ll try to explain why. I think it makes sense to … Continue reading

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