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Monday #270

My laptop is in being repaired at the moment so this week’s posts are reliant on me getting it back in time to write something! Fingers crossed. Philip Mannering’s animals and May roundup I remember a little boy called Dick … 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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Blyton’s Winter Reads – A Reblog

It has been about five years since I presented you with the blogs detailing the books that Enid Blyton wrote that could be considered as wintry books. I thought perhaps, as the weather’s taken a turn for the worse, we … Continue reading

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Secret Seven books at McDonald’s by Su, part four

An Afternoon with the Secret Seven This story comes from Enid Blyton’s Magazine Annual No. 3 first published 1956. Again there are a few one word small changes such as fast shut becomes tight shut, brainless is clueless, ice is … Continue reading

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Secret Seven books at McDonald’s by Su, part three

Adventure on the Way Home This story comes from Enid Blyton’s Magazine Annual No. 2 first published 1955. Again there have been a few little interchanges on words such as lighted becomes lit, cautiously becomes carefully (happening twice in the … Continue reading

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Secret Seven books at McDonald’s by Su, part two

Hurry, Secret Seven, Hurry! This story comes from Enid Blyton’s Magazine Annual No. 4 first published 1957.  It is a short story and therefore, unlike Secret of the Old Mill, has not been drastically shortened.  There have been a few … Continue reading

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Whit Monday

It’s Whit Monday and I feel it’s time for some confessions. Of a book-buying nature, of course. My books from my trip down south arrived last week, and I had an exciting five minutes going through them all and remembering … Continue reading

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Secret Seven books at McDonald’s by Su, part one

McDonald’s have teamed up with Hachette (the company licenced to print Enid Blyton books) to offer a series of exclusive Secret Seven books. There are six small books, each containing a Secret Seven short story. They have coloured illustrations by … Continue reading

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Three Cheers Secret Seven – A Review by Ben

Jack’s sister Susie is given a fantastic model aeroplane by an American cousin and the Secret Seven want to fly it. Annoying Susie agrees to let Jack show her how to use the aeroplane, a beauty with retractable wheels, on … Continue reading

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Secret Seven Win Through – A review by Ben

It is the first day of the Easter holidays and Peter and Janet decide to organise a meeting for the Secret Seven. Janet writes notes informing the children of the get-together at half-past ten the next morning which Peter delivers. … Continue reading

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Sunskriti’s Character of the Month: Peter from The Secret Seven

For this month’s character exploration, I’m going to write about Peter, from the Secret Seven. I chose him because he’s probably my least favourite character in all of Blyton books. Basically, he’s the leader/ head of the Secret Seven Society. … Continue reading

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Good Work, Secret Seven – A Review by Ben

The Secret Seven are enjoying a meeting in the trademark shed of Peter and Janet’s back garden a few days before bonfire night. Nibbling away at staple Enid Blyton favourites such as chocolate biscuits, apples, ginger buns, doughnuts, peppermint rock, hazelnuts … Continue reading

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Go Ahead Secret Seven – a review by Ben

Go Ahead Secret Seven was first published 1953 A peculiar-looking George is out in the dark of night, practising his shadowing for the SecretSeven, when he is given the shock of his life and suffers a huge disappointment. Dressed up in a … Continue reading

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Another Monday

Monday comes around far too quickly doesn’t it? And we’re so close to the end of April that it doesn’t seem possible. At least we’ve had some much improved and decent weather this week. Such good weather in fact that … Continue reading

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Stef’s Spring Reads

I keep waking up in the morning wondering if today will be the day where the weather breaks from winter cold to the tentative glories of spring, so far, no luck. In fact at work I have recently completed a display of … Continue reading

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