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The Secret Series on TV: The Secret Mountain

This is the final episode in the series, and I have to say I’m rather glad! As with all the episodes major changes have been made to the plot and cast list. The book has the Arnold children plus Prince … Continue reading

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The Secret Series on TV – Moon Castle

The previous episode went for a very modern sci-fi feel, which was miles away from the original story. This time around they seem to have gone for a ghostly one, which doesn’t sound all that far from the book, but … Continue reading

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The Secret Series on TV : The Secret of Killimooin

I’m going to break this post down into two headings: Things that are like the book and Things that are not like the book. I highly suspect that the second one will produce many more points. THINGS THAT ARE LIKE … Continue reading

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The Secret Series on TV – The Secret of Spiggy Holes

I have been told that the Secret Series episodes get better as the show progresses, and I’m glad to say I can agree with that – but only just! The Secret of Spiggy Holes is an improvement on The Secret … Continue reading

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The Secret Series on TV – The Secret Island

Tonight I’ve sat down to watch the first episode of the Secret Series as adapted by Umbrella Entertainment in the 1990s. It should be an interesting experience as judging from the back of the box, the programme bears little resemblance … Continue reading

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Fiona’s present round up for 2015

I can say I was truly spoiled last year, and I was lucky enough to get a whole pile of Blyton gifts between my birthday and Christmas. I will most like end up reviewing them all in-depth at some point, … Continue reading

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The Secret of Moon Castle reviewed by Chris

This is the fifth and final book in Blyton’s ‘Secret’ series, and the only one of the series I have read. It was originally published in 1953 but the edition I have is the 1966 Armada paperback. Illustrations are by … Continue reading

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

This will be the last post in this series as I’ve reached the last four chapters of the book. All the previous parts can be read here – part one, two, three, four and five. The original text I’m using is from the … Continue reading

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

I got a far as chapter thirteen last time so it’s on to chapter fourteen of The Secret Island this week. The original text I’m using is from the sixth impression from October 1949 and the updated text is from an Award … Continue reading

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

This week we start on chapter ten of The Secret Island, and continue until chapter thirteen. The original text I’m using is from the sixth impression from October 1949 and the updated text is from an Award paperback from 2009. There weren’t … Continue reading

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

So we are on to chapters six to nine of The Secret Island. The earlier chapters can be seen here and here. The original text I’m using is from the sixth impression from October 1949 and the updated text is from … Continue reading

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

Right, so on to chapters three to five of The Secret Island. The previous chapters can be seen here. The original text I’m using is from the sixth impression from October 1949 and the updated text is from an Award … Continue reading

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

As promised here I am starting a new text comparison, this time of the first book in the Secret Series, The Secret Island. My original copy is a sixth impression from October 1949 (and has an inscription in the front from … Continue reading

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My Childhood Books Part Three

Parts one and two covered Amelia Jane, the Famous Five, the Adventure Series and Malory Towers. Next I’m going to blether about the Secret Series, the Galliano’s Circus Series and the Adventurous Four. THE SECRET SERIES I’ve always liked the Secret Series, though … Continue reading

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Poppy’s Book of the Month: The Secret Island

By Poppy Hutchinson age 11 Title: The Secret Island Series: The Secret Series Main Characters: Jack, Peggy, Mike & Nora Published: 1938 First Published by: Basil Blackwell Ltd Rating (out of 5) : 5 out of 5 The Secret Island (the … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton: A summary of her writing career

Enid Mary Blyton was born in 1897 and from a young age loved telling stories to her younger brothers, Hanly and Carey. She qualified as a teacher in 1918, and in 1921 won a writing competition and after her writing … Continue reading

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