Tag Archives: If you like Blyton

If you like Blyton: The Marsh Road Mysteries: Diamonds and Daggers by Elen Caldecott

As you know we are always on the look out for books and authors to recommend for you to try, especially if they are reminiscent of our favourite author, Enid Blyton. Of course for Fiona and I, working in libraries we … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: The Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann

I have recently read The Animals of Farthing Wood for the first time. I watched the BBC cartoon as a child and loved it – enough to remember the main plot and some details. I’m also now rewatching the series … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: The Secret of Dead Man’s Cove reviewed by Chris

This review is inspired by Fiona’s of Dead Man’s Cove by Lauren St John which reminded me of one of my very favourite children’s books, The Secret of Dead Man’s Cove by R.J. McGregor published by Penguin in 1937. I … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: Dead Man’s Cove reviewed by Fiona

This is the first in the Laura Marlin series by Lauren St John. Stef read and reviewed it a while back, and when I spotted it in my library I thought I might as well give it a go. OF LAURA … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: Arsenic for Tea by Robin Stevens

Having started to read this book I am wondering if perhaps I should have made the title If you like Agatha Christie… as this book has moved away from the Malory Towers backdrop to a secluded country mansion where a … Continue reading

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If You Like Blyton: Frozen in Time by Ali Sparkes

I suspect that a lot of you have never heard of Hampshire based authoress who turns up for her public appearances in amazing sparkly boots (the clue’s in the surname). Last month I had the fortune of Ali Sparkes coming … Continue reading

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If You Like Blyton: Dead Man’s Cove by Lauren St John

I swear I had been planning to review this book a while ago, and by a while, I mean almost two years ago! I certainly have read it before, but I think I just never got around to it. It … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: The Milly-Molly-Mandy Stories by Joyce Lankester Brisley

Anyone who knows me will know two things – a) I love a bargain when it comes to buying books and b) I love reading children’s books. Those two together is how I came to buy the Milly-Molly-Mandy Stories. I … Continue reading

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If You Like Blyton: Mystery at Witchend by Malcolm Saville

There are many books we’ve recommended to you if you like Blyton, Robin Steven’s Murder Most Unladylike series being the latest one, not only in publishing terms but as being reviewed on the blog. However for this blog I would … Continue reading

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If You Like Blyton: Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens

Stef has already reviewed this (as has Poppy) but as always I’m late to the party and have just gotten around to reading it. I had many thoughts and so I am now going to inflict them on you all. … Continue reading

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If You Like Enid Blyton: A review of Helen Moss – The Mystery of the Whistling Caves

We’ve all seen the books on the shelves that proclaim gaily that “If you like Enid Blyton, you’ll love this!” and if you’re anything like me and Fiona, we approach these books with caution. In experience the books that proclaim … Continue reading

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