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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 Saucy Jane Family: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part 4

Last time we saw quite a bit of text cut out of one chapter plus some other more minor changes, so let’s see what we get this time. I am comparing the first edition (Lutterworth Press, 1947) to an omnibus … Continue reading

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The Saucy Jane Family: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part 3

So far this book seems to have had minimal editing, which is  a pleasant surprise. Shall we see if that continues? I am comparing the first edition (Lutterworth Press, 1947) to an omnibus edition containing four of the six books … Continue reading

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The Saucy Jane Family: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part 2

There weren’t too many changes made in the first chapters, but then again the chapters are pretty short! I am comparing the first edition (Lutterworth Press, 1947) to an omnibus edition containing four of the six books (Egmont, 2014). CHAPTER … Continue reading

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The Saucy Jane Family: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition?

I’ve been looking for a new book to compare lately – as it has been a weekly scramble to come up with an idea otherwise – and then this rather fell into my lap. Or fell into my Whatsapp conversation, … Continue reading

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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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