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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Are Together Again part 1

Like a lot of the 70s episodes of the TV series, Five Are Together Again comes in two parts. For me that means another blog and for us as viewers it means more content from Enid Blyton’s book on the TV screen. Gloria … Continue reading

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Halloween Tricks in St Andrews part one

Julian ran his hand through his hair and took a step back from the mirror to check that the chalk dust hadn’t fallen too heavily on his shirt, bow tie and tweed jacket. He took the finishing touch, a bushy … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Have a Wonderful Time

Five Have a Wonderful Time was one of the Fives that brought my attention back to Enid Blyton when I was about eleven or twelve. I remember coming across the Millennium editions in the local library and loving that they … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five on a Hike Together

For those of you who are avid and regular readers of the blog, you all probably know my favourite Famous Five novel is Five on a Hike Together and the adaptations on to screen are the most scrutinized due to … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Fall into Adventure Part 2

This week we’re following on from Five Fall into Adventure part one with part two. The question I posed last week was could it really be possible to fill episode two with all the bits and pieces that were left … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Fall Into Adventure Part 1

Five Fall Into Adventure is one of the mysteries I don’t really enjoy reading much, so the finer details of the book escape me, but I still know the story well enough to give you a general overview of the … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Get Into Trouble Part 2

So here we are looking at the second part of Five Get Into Trouble, and I feel safe in saying that this two-parter has to be one of the best. Now, grab some ginger beer, a sandwich and read on … Continue reading

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Best of Blyton at the library

I’ve started my new job in a library now, and I’ve been taking full advantage of my access to all those books! In a quieter moment I ran a catalogue search for Enid Blyton and it came up with 264 hits over … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Get into Trouble Part 1

Five Get into Trouble is one of my favourite books; the complex plot, the danger, the really really bad crooks – plus all the mystery – makes it one super adventure. So I have to say that the rushed twenty-five … Continue reading

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The Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go Off to Camp Part 2

Last week I brought you part one of Five Go off to Camp, and this week it’s time for part two. I suppose the question we’re asking this week is: can the second part of the adventure be as true to … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go Off to Camp Part 1

Five Go Off to Camp has been split into two parts – good! I say. It’s one of the more mysterious mysteries, and one that I cannot help but be drawn to. The 90s take on the book was unfortunately … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go Off in a Caravan

Five Go Off in a Caravan is one of my favourite stories; I love the magic of the circus and it feels like a proper adventure mystery, the characters are full of charm, wit and villainy. Tiger Dan and Lou … Continue reading

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Reblog: The search for Kirrin Island – Memories by Hans van der Klis

I’m on a city-break this week without a laptop, and so instead of attempting to blog from an ancient tablet or tiny phone I have chosen to bring you a reblog instead. You may have seen our last reblog from … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go to Smuggler’s Top Part 2

Last week I did a review of the first part of Five go to Smuggler’s Top and now I’m going to bring you  a review of the second part. We start this episode off with a recap of what happened … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go to Smuggler’s Top part 1

Now I know I did the 90s series in strict Blytonian order but as a pure mistake (or was it careful planning?) I ended up looking at Five Go to Smugglers Top Part 1 instead of Five Run Away Together … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go Adventuring Again

So here we are, starting to look at the 70s TV adapatations of the Famous Five novels. As you well know I’ve done a review of the 90s TV series, so now we need to look into how well the … Continue reading

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