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A prize for the most updated of Enid Blyton’s text

As you will probably know I have written several series of posts on the updatings to Blyton’s texts, looking at the first book of a series (and a few Noddys). I would now like to award a (dubious) prize to … Continue reading

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Famous Five 90s Style: Five on a Treasure Island part 2

Last week we looked into the first of the 1990s Famous Five episodes and actually it came out quite well  in the grand scheme of the episodes. So shall we have a look at how part two shapes up compared … Continue reading

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Famous Five 90s Style: Five on a Treasure Island part 1

For me, where it all began For many, Enid Blyton’s books were the beginning of their journey into the world of Blyton’s Famous Five, Secret Seven, Five Find-Outers and Adventure series and, yes, I did read Five Go to Mystery … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go to Kirrin Island part 2

So if you have managed to follow the title of this piece –  which if you’re not hugely up to speed with the 70’s Famous Five might take some explaining (however look back here for a bit more of an idea … Continue reading

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The Treasure Hunters reviewed by Fiona

The Treasure Hunters is a title I never read as a child – despite having it as part of a 2 in 1 volume. I had read The Boy Next Door, the first book but somehow never made it to … Continue reading

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Five on a Treasure Island – a review of the unabridged audio

I’ve gotten quite into my audiobooks this past year – they definitely help me to read more. I can ‘read’ an audiobook during times when I couldn’t hold a print or ebook, like when I’m walking to work or on … 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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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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Learning French with The Famous Five by Chris

Elsewhere on this blog, Ellie has written about reading The Famous Five in French, and I want to add to that by recounting my experience of doing the same thing but for a very particular reason: as part of my … Continue reading

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Five on a Treasure Island: An exciting dramatised adventure

No matter how hard I searched I could not find my Telegraph copy of Five on a Treasure Island, or Five Go Adventuring Again. I really can’t think where they’ve got to as I’d never have thrown them out. Stef … Continue reading

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Five on a Treasure Island – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part seven

The book is getting to some of its most exiting scenes now, so I wonder what effect that will have had on the editor’s pen? [I’ll admit to one of my grammar problems now, I really struggle with affect and … Continue reading

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Five on a Treasure Island – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part six

So as promised here is the next two chapters of Five on a Treasure Island, compared to note any textual changes between them. (In case you’re just joining us, I’m comparing a 1965 17th impression to a 1997 paperback.) Earlier … Continue reading

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Five on a Treasure Island – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part five

I’m sure by now these posts don’t need any real introduction. This one looks at chapters nine and ten, and continues to suggest that more action equals more editing! Earlier posts can be found here, here, here and here. CHAPTER … Continue reading

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Five on a Treasure Island – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part four

Having read chapters seven and eight a line at a time I can now say I found thirteen changes between them (again, not including random adding and removing of hyphens or I’d be here for a week.) Apologies in advance, … 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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Five on a Treasure Island – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part three

Continuing with Five on a Treasure Island, I’ve looked at chapters five and six. It appears that as the excitement and action starts in the story, the editor’s pen has started to fall more heavily. In chapters five and six, … Continue reading

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