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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure part 7

We left last week on a cliff-hanger again. Dinah, Lucy-Ann and Philip (inside a suit of armour) were down in the cellar/dungeon and shut themselves in. Then someone opened the trap-door and came down to join them. But is it … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure part 6

Yet again we ended with a cliff-hanger created by character clumsiness/silliness. Previously we have had Dinah sliding off a perfectly good tree-bridge and Jack being attacked by an eagle while climbing the tower. Not to mention all the high-drama accidents … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure part 5

We ended on a less-dramatic scene in the last episode (I hesitate to call it a cliff-hanger, actually) with someone – Bill? MOD man? Sam? someone from the castle? prowling around Spring Cottage. SO JUST WHO IS THE NIGHT-TIME PROWLER? … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure part 4

Yet again the previous episode ended with a cliff-hanger, or perhaps I should say tower-hanger, as Jack was hanging from the ivy on the castle’s tower while the eagle swooped down at him. And we find out that Jack fell … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure part 3

The previous episode ended on a cliff-hanger (almost literally) as Dinah plunged from a tree into the enormous moat around the castle. I’m fairly confident that she will be OK, however, given that she is unlikely to disappear from the … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure part 2

I have now watched the second episode of the eight. Previously we saw the children arrive at Spring Cottage which is beside some sort of military operation, and Jack and Philip have been spied on by a strange man. PREVIOUSLY … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure

I have already watched and reviewed the 8 episodes of The Adventure Series made in New Zealand. You may have tried to repress this information (I know I have) but they couldn’t make The Castle of Adventure, as the rights weren’t … Continue reading

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Favourite Five Blyton Animals

I thought I would break up the TV series reviews a bit and bring you something different this week. I decided to go through some of Blyton’s well loved animal characters and look at my top five. I’m going 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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Stef’s six favourite Blyton books

So Fiona did her favourite six books for you last week and I promised I would do the same this week, so here goes. It is quite hard doing six! That sixth favourite was quite a hard choice to make. … Continue reading

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The Castle of Adventure reviewed by Chris

Having recently reviewed my top three ‘Famous Fives’, I’m now beginning a series on my top three of the ‘Adventure’ series, of which the first, at number three in my ranking, is The Castle of Adventure. The series are very … Continue reading

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The Castle of Adventure Review

So this week (and last) I have been reading The Castle of Adventure, or re-reading it I should say. It is one of my favourite Adventure books, probably my third favourite (Circus comes second and Sea comes first). Castle starts … Continue reading

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Stef’s Spring Reads

I keep waking up in the morning wondering if today will be the day where the weather breaks from winter cold to the tentative glories of spring, so far, no luck. In fact at work I have recently completed a display of … Continue reading

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The Castle of Adventure

The second book of the adventure series sees Mrs Mannering take the four children on holiday where they of course manage to fall into an adventure. Castle of Adventure was first published in 1946.             … Continue reading

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