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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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Review: The Mystery of the Missing Necklace

It’s been a while since I favoured you with a Five Find-Outers review, and quite frankly it was because I found it hard to convince myself to keep reading. I just don’t gel with these books as much as the … Continue reading

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My Three Least Favourite Characters

Looking for something to write about this week I browsed older posts and spotted Stef’s post about her least favourite characters, and I decided that would be a fine thing for me to write about too. I didn’t have any ideas … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part nine

And so we have reached the final part! This one has taken me about 7 months to do. Previous parts can be seen here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. As before my own copy is a Methuen from 1957 – the 12th reprint/impression of the original. The … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part eight

This should be the second-last part, so we are nearly there! It won’t be long until we have a final total. Previous parts can be seen  here, here, here, here, here, here and here. As always my own copy is a Methuen from 1957 – a 12th reprint/impression of … Continue reading

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Review: The Mystery of the Spiteful Letters

Fiona told me that my reviews might be a bit more positive if I got myself an older version of the text. I managed to find one on eBay for around five pounds, which was good because there weren’t very … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part seven

I thought this would be a fine way to break up the Christmas posts a bit (but don’t worry there will be more of those!) Previous parts can be seen  here, here, here, here, here and here. As always my own copy is a Methuen from 1957 – … Continue reading

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My Three Least Favourite Characters

Overall, I don’t think we consciously give much thought to our least favourite characters, instead we focus on the ones we do love and enjoy, which is fair enough. However the other week, when I was telling you about the … 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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The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part six

Another month, another instalment! Hopefully I will get this finished within the next three months then. Previous parts can be seen  here, here, here, here and here. As always my own copy is a Methuen from 1957 – a 12th reprint/impression of the original. The new version is … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Secret Room Review

The Story Now I raced through the last Five Find-Outers book, pretty much in a day but unfortunately I didn’t quite get carried away in the story of the Secret Room as much as the Disappearing Cat. Fatty still annoys … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part five

I’m keeping up with my resolution to do at least one of these a month (so far!). Previous instalments can be seen  here, here, here and here. As always my own copy is a Methuen from 1957 – a 12th reprint/impression of the original. The new … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part four

I’m determined to keep coming back to this every third week or so, purely so that it doesn’t take me a whole year to get through it! The other parts are here, here and here. As always my own copy is a Methuen from … Continue reading

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A Guide to Blyton on TV and in film

This is a (roughly) chronological list of Blyton’s works adapted for TV and film. I haven’t included stage or theatre productions unless they were filmed. I have tried to include information about who made the work, the cast, episode titles … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part three

It has only been two weeks since the last instalment but I would like to try to get through this book before the end of the year! The first parts can be seen here and here. As before my personal copy is … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part two

This week I’m back with the Five Find-Outers to see what else has changed. The first post can be seen here. To remind you – my personal copy is a Methuen from 1957 – the 12th reprint/impression of the original edition. The new … Continue reading

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