Tag Archives: Written by Chris

If you like Blyton: The Secret of Dead Man’s Cove reviewed by Chris

This review is inspired by Fiona’s of Dead Man’s Cove by Lauren St John which reminded me of one of my very favourite children’s books, The Secret of Dead Man’s Cove by R.J. McGregor published by Penguin in 1937. I … Continue reading

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The Land of Far-Beyond, reviewed by Chris

I have been planning for a while to write about The Land of Far-Beyond, but have been held back by no longer having a copy. It seems to be out of print and second hand copies are often eye-wateringly expensive. … Continue reading

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The Valley of Adventure reviewed by Chris

In this final discussion of my top three Adventures I look at my number one choice, The Valley of Adventure. First published by Macmillan in 1947, it is the third of the series. The first edition dustjacket, by the ever-excellent … Continue reading

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The Mountain of Adventure reviewed by Chris

This is the second of my reviews of my top three in the Adventure series. At number three was Castle and here I discuss my number two – The Mountain of Adventure. As before, I won’t summarise the plot in detail … Continue reading

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The Castle of Adventure reviewed by Chris

Having recently reviewed my top three ‘Famous Fives’, I’m now beginning a series on my top three of the ‘Adventure’ series, of which the first, at number three in my ranking, is The Castle of Adventure. The series are very … Continue reading

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Five on Finniston Farm reviewed by Chris

This is the last of my reviews of my top three Famous Fives, the others being Five Go Adventuring Again and Five Go Down to the Sea. It is the 18th in the series and was first published in 1960 by … Continue reading

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Five Go Down to the Sea reviewed by Chris

In my review of Five Go Adventuring Again I listed it as one of top three Famous Fives and I am now going to review the other two, starting with Five Go Down to the Sea which is the twelfth … Continue reading

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Five Go Adventuring Again reviewed by Chris

This is the second of the Famous Five series, and makes it into my personal top three along with Five on Finniston Farm and Five Go Down to the Sea. I’ll come back to what might connect these three preferences. … 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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Why I love re-reading Blyton, by Chris

This site is full of reviews, stories and discussions of all sorts about anything and everything related to Enid Blyton and her writings. What lurks beneath them is the love that I presume everyone involved in this blog – contributors, … Continue reading

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Learning French with The Famous Five by Chris

Elsewhere on this blog, Ellie has written about reading The Famous Five in French, and I want to add to that by recounting my experience of doing the same thing but for a very particular reason: as part of my … Continue reading

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The Adventurous Four reviewed by Chris

Apologies that this is a day late but there was a scheduling issue and I only realised very late on Wednesday night – I blame a)work and b) the Christmas decorations that needed putting up yesterday – F. The Adventurous Four was first … Continue reading

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The Secret of Moon Castle reviewed by Chris

This is the fifth and final book in Blyton’s ‘Secret’ series, and the only one of the series I have read. It was originally published in 1953 but the edition I have is the 1966 Armada paperback. Illustrations are by … Continue reading

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