Tag Archives: Darrell Rivers

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 Last Term at Malory Towers: Audio Adaptation

So here we are at the last audio adaptation of Malory Towers. Its been a rather short run of these audio comparisons but with only six volumes in the series, how could we expect more? Maybe I shall have to … Continue reading

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Upper Fourth at Malory Towers: Audio Adaption

The Upper Fourth at Malory Towers is the one that made the biggest impression on me when I was younger and the cassette that I had listened to, had filled me full of dread for failure. The crux of the … Continue reading

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“The Twinniest Twins” A Look at Connie and Ruth from Malory Towers

A few weeks ago I decided to bring you a look at two controversial characters from Blyton’s writing, The Harries, looking into their mysterious identical-ness and how they act around the Five. Today I’m going to look at a pair … 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 to … Continue reading

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First Valentine: 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 character’s lives … Continue reading

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New Year’s Dip: A St Andrew’s 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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New Year’s Dip: A St Andrew’s 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 Andrew’s 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 Andrew’s 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 Andrew’s 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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New Year’s Dip: A St Andrews Story chapter four

So Fiona and I are out of sync with the days today, and in our error in forgetting that yesterday was Thursday and today was Friday, Fiona hadn’t managed to prepare her blog, so I’m stepping in with the next … Continue reading

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New Year’s Dip: A St Andrew’s Story chapter three

I know it was meant to be a Noddy review today but I was feeling too tired last night to do it justice. So instead it’s the third chapter of New Year’s Dip and the group are off to the … Continue reading

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New Year’s Dip: A St Andrew’s Story chapter two

They reached the town they all loved in good time, but in the darkness of the winter. The boys helped the girls with their luggage, and went up to their room to have a quick drink of whisky before heading … Continue reading

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The New Year’s Dip: A St Andew’s Story

As Stef wasn’t able to finish The Castle of Adventure this week we were looking for something to fill the Sunday slot. I suddenly remembered about the short fic we had written, set a few weeks after the end of … Continue reading

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