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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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The Twins at St Clare’s – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part seven

I’ve just noticed I named the previous two parts as ‘part five’. So I’ll skip six and move on to seven! This will be the last one as I got through the final five chapters tonight. All previous parts: one, … Continue reading

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The Twins at St Clare’s – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part six

This week (after abandoning this series for over a month) I got through two chapters. That leaves just five to go. Earlier posts – one, two, three, four and five. CHAPTER FIFTEEN: A TERRIBLE QUARREL The class-related discussions suffer from … Continue reading

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The Twins at St Clare’s – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part five

I have read through another three chapters this week (or really, six as I’ve got to read each twice). Earlier posts are in parts one, two, three and four. CHAPTER TWELVE: A BROKEN WINDOW – AND A PUNISHMENT As I’m … Continue reading

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The Twins at St Clare’s – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part four

I’ve compared three chapters this week, from the Egmont paperback from 2005 (on loan from Stef) and the Methuen 6th impression from 1945. Earlier posts are in parts one, two and three. CHAPTER NINE: A LACROSSE MATCH – AND A PUZZLE For … Continue reading

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The Twins at St Clare’s – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part three

I’m going to get back into this comparison after a bit of a break over Christmas and the new year. Previous posts are here and here. I am comparing an Egmont paperback from 2005 (on loan from Stef) with a Methuen 6th … Continue reading

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The Twins at St Clare’s – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part two

I am comparing an Egmont paperback from 2005 (on loan from Stef) with a Methuen 6th impression from 1945. I think the Methuen is fairly close to the original text, if not identical so we shall see how many changes have been made … Continue reading

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The Twins at St Clare’s – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition?

I will be comparing an Egmont paperback from 2005 (another loan from Stef) to a Methuen 6th impression from 1945. The Methuen should be pretty close to the original text, if not identical so we shall see how many changes have … Continue reading

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The Twinniest Twins: The O’Sullivan Twins from St Clare’s

This week’s Twinniest twins is all about the O’Sullivan twins from the St Clare’s series. They are the second lot of female twins we’ve looked at, but the first set of identical girl twins. The O’Sullivan twins, Isabel and Pat … Continue reading

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The Twins at St Clare’s: A Review

Now as you all know I am  a big Malory Towers  fan,  and I love the series quite dearly, but I have never read a St Clare’s book until now. I brought the 1967 Dragon paperback from the Barnardo’s Charity … Continue reading

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