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Five Go to Smuggler’s Top

Here we are at book #4 in the series and, as I’ve probably said a hundred times or more, this is my absolute favourite Famous Five book. It won first place in my list of favourite Blyton books, and unsurprisingly … Continue reading

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Monday #244

Inscriptions in books: this book belongs to and Five Go to Smuggler’s Top Dick Kirrin on seagulls: If they can mew like cats, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t bark like dogs. – Five Go to Smuggler’s Top (seeing as … Continue reading

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Blyton’s strangest homes

Recently I looked at Blyton’s secret but homely homes, where children turned caves and trees into lovely cosy places to stay. That got me thinking about some of the other strange ‘homes’ Blyton wrote about, and so I thought I would … Continue reading

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Top 11 Famous Five moments

I’ve written plenty about the Famous Five, including putting the whole series into order from my most favourite to least favourite. And now I’ve decided to list my ten favourite moments from the series. Being 21 books long I can’t … Continue reading

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Monday #256

February is nearly over yet it’s colder than ever! Up in Dundee we are forecast for EIGHT DAYS of snow, brrrr! Mischief at Midnight, by Esme Kerr and Blyton on TV Castaway Hill, the home of Smuggler’s Top, Mr Barling, … Continue reading

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Putting the Famous Five in order

Sorry to anyone who thinks I’m about to skelp Julian for being bossy, or George for her temper. I actually want to do something even harder: put the series in order of most to least favourite. I’ve always had books … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go to Smuggler’s Top, part 2

Last week I did a review of the first part of Five go to Smuggler’s Top and now I’m going to bring you  a review of the second part. We start this episode off with a recap of what happened … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70’s Style Five Go to Smugger’s Top, part 1

Now I know I did the 90s series in strict Blytonian order but as a pure mistake (or was it careful planning?) I ended up looking at Five Go to Smuggler’s Top Part 1 instead of Five Run Away Together … Continue reading

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The Famous Five Adventures Card Game played by Fiona

I persuaded Ewan to play this with me last night, and we fell into the same trap as Stef and I did. We drew a card on every turn (the instructions are not quite clear!) and made it pointless to … Continue reading

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My favourite Enid Blyton quotes

This post was inspired by an article on the Guardian site: Six of the best Enid Blyton quotes which was published in honour of Enid Blyton’s birthday this year. Two of the quotes were no surprise as they are always floating … Continue reading

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Fiona’s six favourite Enid Blyton Books

I was rather stuck for a post this week as I didn’t want to subject you all to Noddy too many weeks in a row. This post was Stef’s idea as I hadn’t thought of anything myself and she assures … 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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Corinna’s Famous Five Pick’n’Mix Reflections: Five Go to Smuggler’s Top

Shamefully, I have realised that my last Famous Five Pick’n’Mix Reflection was posted 6 months  ago!  I wonder that Stef and Fiona haven’t removed my name from the blog completely.  However, it is getting decidedly autumnal down here in the … Continue reading

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Five Go to Smuggler’s Top: An exciting dramatised adventure

Last year when Stef and I went to Seven Stories I bought a CD of Five Go to Smuggler’s Top and Five Get Into a Fix. Well, I haven’t yet listened to either of them yet (I have a bad … 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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My Favourite Birthday Cake – Enid Blyton Style

I think I might have mentioned it once or twenty times twice, but Five Go to Smuggler’s Top is one of my favourite books. For that reason my lovely mother made me this cake for my ninth birthday – though she missed … Continue reading

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