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The Secret Island – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part six

This will be the last post in this series as I’ve reached the last four chapters of the book. All the previous parts can be read here – part one, two, three, four and five. The original text I’m using is from the … Continue reading

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The Secret Island – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part five

I got a far as chapter thirteen last time so it’s on to chapter fourteen of The Secret Island this week. The original text I’m using is from the sixth impression from October 1949 and the updated text is from an Award … Continue reading

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Collecting Blyon’s books by Fred

I’ve always been a bit of a late-comer when it comes to Enid Blyton. I knew of her for most of my life but didn’t start reading her books till most kids grow out of them. But I still vividly … 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 Seven

We’ve finally reached the final part of this series, and the last of the books I had as a child. Those were The Secret of Cliff Castle, Smuggler Ben, The Boy Next Door, The Treasure Hunters and The Children of Green Meadows. THE … Continue reading

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My Childhood Books Part Six

With all the series posts complete it’s time for me to look back at the stand-alone titles I had as a child. In no particular order I had Hollow Tree House, The Children at Green Meadows, The Put-em-Rights, Those Dreadful Children, … Continue reading

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My Childhood Books Part Five

I’ve now reached the last of Enid Byton’s series, or rather, the end of the ones I actually owned. I’ll talk about The Secret Seven, St Clare’s, The Farm Series and The Naughtiest Girl in this post. THE SECRET SEVEN I … Continue reading

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My Childhood Books Part Four

This time I’m going to talk ramble about the Barney Mysteries and The Five Find-Outers. THE BARNEY MYSTERIES I didn’t have all six Barney Mysteries as a child, I remember having at least two hardbacks – one or two in yellow … 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 Two

Welcome to another lengthy ramble and reminiscence! Part One covered Amelia Jane and the Famous Five and this part will be about the Adventure Series and Malory Towers. THE ADVENTURE SERIES I think I started reading the Adventure Series not … 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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