Tag Archives: Eileen Soper

Looking at The Famous Five Annual 2016 part one

In what has become an ‘annual’ tradition I will look at the current year’s annual in two parts. (Apologies for the bad pun.) You can see my review of the first annual from 2014 here and here, and then the … 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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The Famous Five Card Game played by Fiona

I didn’t get around to listening to an audio drama for the blog this week (I think that was what I was meant to have done, at least!) so as Stef has arrived in Dundee tonight we decided to play … Continue reading

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Looking at The Famous Five Annual 2015 part two

A few weeks ago I read and reviewed the first half of the annual so here I am looking at the rest of it. I originally posted about getting this for my Christmas here, and I also reviewed the 2014 annual here … Continue reading

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Looking at The Famous Five Annual 2015 part one

So this week I’m going to read and review the 2015 annual, I posted about getting it for my Christmas here. I also reviewed the 2014 annual here and here. ON THE OUTSIDE As with last time I’ll start with … Continue reading

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Secret Seven books at McDonald’s by Su, part two

Hurry, Secret Seven, Hurry! This story comes from Enid Blyton’s Magazine Annual No. 4 first published 1957.  It is a short story and therefore, unlike Secret of the Old Mill, has not been drastically shortened.  There have been a few … Continue reading

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Secret Seven books at McDonald’s by Su, part one

McDonald’s have teamed up with Hachette (the company licenced to print Enid Blyton books) to offer a series of exclusive Secret Seven books. There are six small books, each containing a Secret Seven short story. They have coloured illustrations by … Continue reading

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Looking at The Famous Five Annual 2014 part one

As I mentioned before, I got this for my birthday. I’ve only briefly skimmed it until now, so I thought it was about time I actually read it, so I will share some of my thoughts on it as I … Continue reading

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World of Blyton Exclusive Interview with JEMIMA ROOPER

We’ve had this lurking in our drafts for a little while, and we’ve been so excited it was hard to keep it a secret. But finally, to make that first week back at work more bearable, here is our exclusive … Continue reading

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Series Synopsis: Famous Five, the short stories part two

Continuing with the final four short stories from Five Have a Puzzling Time and Other Stories. Five and a Half-term Adventure – 1956, Enid Blyton’s Magazine Annual 3 Well Done, Famous Five! – 1956, Australian Weeties Strip Book When Timmy Chased … Continue reading

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Series Synopsis: Famous Five, the short stories review part one

Following on (sort of) from looking at the 21 Famous Five books, I thought I should look out at the short stories featuring the Five as well. There are eight stories, all written during the years the full length books … Continue reading

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When people search for Enid Blyton, what are they looking for?

When people search for Blyton related media, what are they looking for? A large proportion of our blog views* come from various search engines – and WordPress tells us exactly what the search terms were. It’s really interesting to see … Continue reading

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My Childhood Books Part Three

Parts one and two covered Amelia Jane, the Famous Five, the Adventure Series and Malory Towers. Next I’m going to blether about the Secret Series, the Galliano’s Circus Series and the Adventurous Four. THE SECRET SERIES I’ve always liked the Secret Series, though … Continue reading

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My Childhood Books Part One

This series of posts is inspired by a thread on the Enid Blyton Society Forums, where members are discussing which Blyton was the first they read or bought. Many of them have fond memories of a particular copy of the … Continue reading

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