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Famous Five 90s Style: Five on a Treasure Island part 1

For me, where it all began For many, Enid Blyton’s books were the beginning of their journey into the world of Blyton’s Famous Five, Secret Seven, Five Find-Outers and Adventure series and, yes, I did read Five Go to Mystery … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go to Kirrin Island part 2

So if you have managed to follow the title of this piece –  which if you’re not hugely up to speed with the 70’s Famous Five might take some explaining (however look back here for a bit more of an idea … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go to Kirrin Island part 1

Right so, a long time ago at the beginning of time (for this blog) I had this crazy notion that I was going to compare these TV series like for like and side by side. I did give it a … Continue reading

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Review: Five on Brexit Island

The first review of the new satirical Famous Five novels. These novels have been out for a while now but Fiona and I have asked for them for Christmas – luckily for me I got given a copy of Brexit as … Continue reading

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The Trials of Aunt Fanny – Feeding the Five (and Quentin)

Excerpts from Aunt Fanny’s 1956 diary. JULY 18 1956 I spent all day in the kitchen with Joanna. We prepared six large hams, fourteen pies, eighty four rounds of sandwiches and they demolished it all in ten minutes. Quentin forgot … Continue reading

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Adventures with George and Timmy – A Curious Treasure

So this is the second review of a full story from the Adventures of George and Timmy. This one was called A Curious Treasure and all starts with George begging her father to let her keep her newly found puppy Timothy. … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Uncle Quentin, by Chris

I have in my possession a very mysterious book. It is The House in Cornwall by Noel Streatfeild, originally published in 1940. If you haven’t read it (and it’s well worth reading), it tells the story of four children, John, … Continue reading

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Five on Kirrin Island Again by Corinna

Stef laughed at me.  This happens more often than you might think, considering we live at opposite ends of the earth.  During our last Skype conversations, all I said was “After Smuggler’s Top, I can’t help but find Uncle Quentin … Continue reading

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