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My Three Top Baddies

And so here is my ‘surprise’ for the week. Talking of surprises we will also have one on Sunday for you – a Halloween themed one. Continuing on from three favourite characters, and three favourite adults I have decided to … Continue reading

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The Island of Adventure on TV

Several people have told me that The Adventure Series got a better adaptation than The Secret Series did, so here I am about to test that theory. FIRST UP: THE THEME SONG This sounds like it should be part of a … Continue reading

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The Island of Adventure – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part thirteen

We are finally in the home stretch for this lengthy comparison. There were only three chapters left of the book and I got them all done tonight! For my next comparison series I will pick something short – I’m thinking … Continue reading

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The Island of Adventure – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part twelve

The first week of our new schedule hasn’t quite gone to plan. Tonight I settled down to  review Cheer Up, Little Noddy for you. Unfortunately when I opened the book I discovered it started on page 19. Nearly a third … Continue reading

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The Island of Adventure – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part eleven

I managed to get through three chapters again this week, this time 22, 23 and 24. Only five more to go, now! The rest of the series is here, in posts one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine and … Continue reading

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The Island of Adventure – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part ten

I managed to get through three chapters this week, 19, 20 and 21. Earlier chapters are here, in posts one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight and nine. My copy of the book is an 8th impression from 1955 … Continue reading

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The Island of Adventure – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part nine

As planned, and after a month since the last post (where does the time go?) I’m back to looking at the changes to The Island of Adventure. It is chapters 17 and 18 this week, as we move into the second half of … Continue reading

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The Island of Adventure – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part eight

Yet again I didn’t get a chance to listen to an audio drama for the blog. So we’re back to looking at the changes to The Island of Adventure. Chapters fifteen and sixteen this time, taking us just beyond the half-way … Continue reading

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The Island of Adventure – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part seven

It’s been a little while since I last did a post on this. There was meant to be one roughly every four weeks but I chopped and changed a few weeks on the schedule so it didn’t work out that … Continue reading

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

Well, whoops. Let me start with telling you that I’ve just noticed that I’ve done part one, two, three, three and four of this so far. Yes, that’s right, there’s three down twice. So this week would have been five … Continue reading

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

Chapters nine and ten this week. I was wanting to carry on to chapter eleven – Bill Smugs – but there was so much happening in chapter ten alterations wise that I had to stop there. Earlier chapters were covered … Continue reading

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The Island of Adventure – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part four

This week we’re on to chapters seven and eight (there are 29 altogether so this book could take me a while!) The earlier chapters were covered here, here and here. My own copy of the book is a 1955 8th … Continue reading

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The Island of Adventure – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part three

We’re up to chapters five and six now, and as I was looking at my excel file I realised there was something I forgot to cover last time. Oops. It wasn’t changes to the text so it’s not too bad … Continue reading

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The Island of Adventure – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part two

On to chapters three and four this week. We’ll meet Jo-Jo/Joe now that should be interesting! The previous instalment can be read here. My own copy of the book is a 1955 8th impression and the modern copy I’m comparing it … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Us!

Yesterday saw our second birthday here on World of Blyton! Happy 2nd birthday to us! Thank you for all your support over the year, and we hope you have enjoyed all of our articles. This week we have a nice … Continue reading

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The Island of Adventure – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition?

I finished comparing The Secret Island a few weeks ago and have decided to do another Island based story, The Island of Adventure. I’m anticipating quite a lot of changes around the character of Jo-Jo/Joe and I’m quite looking forward to seeing just … Continue reading

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