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Blyton’s strangest homes

Recently I looked at Blyton’s secret but homely homes, where children turned caves and trees into lovely cosy places to stay. That got me thinking about some of the other strange ‘homes’ Blyton wrote about, and so I thought I would … Continue reading

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My top 11 Adventure Series moments

The Adventure Series is one of Blyton’s best, and is full of exciting moments but also plenty of funny ones too. Here are my top 10, 11. It was going to be 10, as I said on Monday but as … Continue reading

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Summer reads

After a glorious May, and a bit of a cloudy June, summer seems to have arrived in earnest in Scotland. We spent an afternoon at the beach and Brodie paddled in the sea for the first time, and I started to wonder … Continue reading

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Philip Mannering’s animals – an essential A-Z guide

Philip has a magic way with animals and can tame just about anything to want to live in his pockets. He never keeps anything as banal as a cat or dog, but it would not be unusual to see a … Continue reading

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Putting the Adventure Series in order

After spending a very long time putting the Famous Five books in order I thought I might as well see if I could do the same for my other favourite series. The Adventure Series should be much easier to do, … Continue reading

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A prize for the most updated of Enid Blyton’s text

As you will probably know I have written several series of posts on the updatings to Blyton’s texts, looking at the first book of a series (and a few Noddys). I would now like to award a (dubious) prize to … Continue reading

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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 Adventure Series on TV – The Island of Adventure

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 13

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 12

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 11

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 10

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 9

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 8

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 7

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 6

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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