Tag Archives: The Secret Series

Jack Arnold, part 2

Previously I looked at Jack’s origins and all his clever ideas for running away. Jack the captain Being the oldest and most responsible Jack is quickly declared captain of the little group. The children obey him without question and, in … Continue reading

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Jack Arnold

I had initially intended to just feature Jack Arnold as my character of the week a few Mondays ago (and in fact I did) but I wrote so much for what should have been a 2-3 hundred word paragraph that I realised … Continue reading

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Monday #240

Five Run Away Together, continued and Putting the Five-Find Outers in order part 3 Lacking an adventure or mystery in Go Ahead Secret Seven, the seven set to practising their skills of shadowing, observing and spying. This gets George into … Continue reading

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Monday #238

Putting the Find-Outers in Order and Five Run Away Together Mr Galliano’s Circus is more of a thing than a place but I think it can count for location of the week as wherever the circus folk set it up it … Continue reading

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The Secret Island – an audio review

A while back I noticed that Audible were now doing both The Secret Series and The Adventure Series in audiobook. I’m a member and get one book a month for about £8, so I got both The Secret Island and … Continue reading

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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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Blyton’s Fathers

A while back I wrote a post about Blyton’s mothers and then I had a sudden thought – what about Blyton’s fathers? Given that it’s Father’s Day this Sunday, it seemed like a good time to write about them. Her … Continue reading

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A completely un-confusing guide to names in Blyton’s books, part 2

Last time we clarified which Jack, or indeed Jock, was which, we covered the difference between Morgan, Dai and Llewellyn and Morgan, Dai and Llewellyn, and we made sure we knew our great-grandad from our old grandads. Now for some … Continue reading

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A completely un-confusing guide to names in Blyton’s books

Enid Blyton must have come up with thousands of characters in her years of writing. Some of them are instantly memorable from their name alone. Zerelda? That can only be Zerelda Brass, the American girl from Third Year at Malory … Continue reading

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Monday #264

  Summer reads and The Faraway Tree The Secret Island is only a secret to most of those who live near the lake it is on – the rest of us have read the book and know all about it. … Continue reading

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Putting the Secret Series in order

I have already ordered the Famous Five (in four parts!) and the Adventure Series and so now I’m going to do another favourite series of mine, the Secret Series. I’m hoping this will be quite an easy one as there … Continue reading

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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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