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The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part nine

And so we have reached the final part! This one has taken me about 7 months to do. Previous parts can be seen here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. As before my own copy is a Methuen from 1957 – the 12th reprint/impression of the original. The … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part eight

This should be the second-last part, so we are nearly there! It won’t be long until we have a final total. Previous parts can be seen  here, here, here, here, here, here and here. As always my own copy is a Methuen from 1957 – a 12th reprint/impression of … Continue reading

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Five on a Treasure Island – a review of the unabridged audio

I’ve gotten quite into my audiobooks this past year – they definitely help me to read more. I can ‘read’ an audiobook during times when I couldn’t hold a print or ebook, like when I’m walking to work or on … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part seven

I thought this would be a fine way to break up the Christmas posts a bit (but don’t worry there will be more of those!) Previous parts can be seen  here, here, here, here, here and here. As always my own copy is a Methuen from 1957 – … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part six

Another month, another instalment! Hopefully I will get this finished within the next three months then. Previous parts can be seen  here, here, here, here and here. As always my own copy is a Methuen from 1957 – a 12th reprint/impression of the original. The new version is … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part five

I’m keeping up with my resolution to do at least one of these a month (so far!). Previous instalments can be seen  here, here, here and here. As always my own copy is a Methuen from 1957 – a 12th reprint/impression of the original. The new … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part four

I’m determined to keep coming back to this every third week or so, purely so that it doesn’t take me a whole year to get through it! The other parts are here, here and here. As always my own copy is a Methuen from … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part three

It has only been two weeks since the last instalment but I would like to try to get through this book before the end of the year! The first parts can be seen here and here. As before my personal copy is … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part two

This week I’m back with the Five Find-Outers to see what else has changed. The first post can be seen here. To remind you – my personal copy is a Methuen from 1957 – the 12th reprint/impression of the original edition. The new … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition?

On Monday I said that I would be comparing The Twins at St Clare’s. Only I discovered, at the last minute, that I had in fact already completed that back in May. I spent about five minutes going what am I going 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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Well Done, Noddy! – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition?

This will be the last in this series as Well Done, Noddy! is the final book included in the treasury. The others: Noddy Goes to Toyland Hurrah for Little Noddy! Noddy and His Car Here Comes Noddy Again A FEW … 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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Here Comes Noddy Again – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition?

Continuing with this series I’ve looked through my old hardback (so old the cover is in two parts…) and the treasury. Previous posts: Noddy Goes to Toyland Hurrah for Little Noddy! Noddy and His Car A FEW CHANGES ARE THE … Continue reading

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