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Review: The Caravan Family

Finally, I hear you cry, she’s found and read the first book in the series! Now perhaps she can tell us what happened in the beginning (assuming that you haven’t already read them in order like you’re supposed to! What … Continue reading

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Review: The Buttercup Farm Family

I realise that I have read this series in a most peculiar order and for anyone trying to follow the series, I’ve not helped. So I apologise. Nevertheless I have now read five out of the six of the series … Continue reading

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The Saucy Jane Family: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part 4

Last time we saw quite a bit of text cut out of one chapter plus some other more minor changes, so let’s see what we get this time. I am comparing the first edition (Lutterworth Press, 1947) to an omnibus … Continue reading

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The Saucy Jane Family: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part 3

So far this book seems to have had minimal editing, which is  a pleasant surprise. Shall we see if that continues? I am comparing the first edition (Lutterworth Press, 1947) to an omnibus edition containing four of the six books … Continue reading

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Review: The Seaside Family

We’re  back with Mike, Belinda and Ann again for another Family adventure –  well as far as a young children can have an adventure with their parents around. However, it is a big adventure for the children. They’ve never been … Continue reading

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The Saucy Jane Family: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part 2

There weren’t too many changes made in the first chapters, but then again the chapters are pretty short! I am comparing the first edition (Lutterworth Press, 1947) to an omnibus edition containing four of the six books (Egmont, 2014). CHAPTER … Continue reading

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The Saucy Jane Family: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition?

I’ve been looking for a new book to compare lately – as it has been a weekly scramble to come up with an idea otherwise – and then this rather fell into my lap. Or fell into my Whatsapp conversation, … Continue reading

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Review: The Pole Star Family

As you know last week I got an omnibus of the Family series, tightly and newly bound in a Quentin Blake-esque illustrations, shoulder to shoulder with related stories. So I thought that this week I’d continue with the reviews from this … Continue reading

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Review: The Saucy Jane Family

A Bit of Background As some of you will know I reviewed The Queen Elizabeth Family last year, so the concept of Enid Blyton’s Family Series was not unknown to me. However I admit ignorance in the fact that I did … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton En Francais! by Ellie

Earlier in the summer I went to France for a week and whilst I was there, I picked up two Enid Blyton books that had been translated into French. I had previously discovered that my A-level French was sufficient to … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton: A summary of her writing career

Enid Mary Blyton was born in 1897 and from a young age loved telling stories to her younger brothers, Hanly and Carey. She qualified as a teacher in 1918, and in 1921 won a writing competition and after her writing … Continue reading

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