Tag Archives: Written by Fiona

Putting the Adventure Series in order

After spending a very long time putting the Famous Five books in order I thought I might as well see if I could do the same for my other favourite series. The Adventure Series should be much easier to do, … Continue reading

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Putting the Famous Five in Order part 4

And now I have reached the last books to organise – the ones that came after the favourites and the middling ones but not as low as my absolute least favourites. So I am left with Five Go Off to Camp, Five Go … Continue reading

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October Round Up

I can’t believe it is November already! Before we know it it’ll be Christmas. I’m so excited for Brodie’s first Christmas. WHAT FIONA HAS READ I read a little more in October than I did September. I made it to 100 books … Continue reading

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Putting the Famous Five in Order part 3

So I have worked out where I would put ten of the books, my top eight and bottom two (you can read earlier posts here and here and so now I have reached my ‘middling favourites’. THE MIDDLE OF THE … Continue reading

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Putting the Famous Five in Order part 2

THE TRICKY PART – 18 MORE TITLES As I said at the beginning of my previous post, I had in the past loosely grouped them into ‘most favourites’ ‘middling favourites’ and ‘least favourites’, so perhaps that’s a good place to … Continue reading

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The secrets behind our blogging

If you’re looking for a guide to becoming a successful and/or rich blogger, I’m afraid you are in the wrong place. What this is, instead, is a sneak  peek at some of our best blogging resources. A lot of what we … Continue reading

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Putting the Famous Five in Order

Sorry to anyone who thinks I’m about to skelp Julian for being bossy, or George for her temper. I actually want to do something even harder: put the series in order of most to least favourite. I’ve always had books … Continue reading

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Make Way for Noddy Episode #76 Noddy Loses His Bell

It’s the start of February right now and in the hope of me having some maternity leave from blogging I have sat down to do what I thought would be some quick and easy TV reviews. Oh how wrong I … Continue reading

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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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When people search for Enid Blyton what are they looking for? Revisited

A long time ago I did a post about the search terms which brought people to our site, (I also had some in a Monday post, with made-up illustrations) and while looking for things to write about for my maternity … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure part 8

Unusually we are not resuming after a cliff-hanger. Instead we have had time to swallow the reveal that Sam, dodgy pedlar of ‘farm-fresh’ eggs, and eater of snacks uninvited, has actually been Scar all along. LUCY-ANN’S SHOCK While we’re all … Continue reading

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How to get Blyton’s style: Baby edition

I happened to be in Mothercare last week, looking at prams, and I spotted this lovely Noddy set. I managed to resist buying it (just) but I suspect one way or another I will end up with it*. The best … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure part 7

We left last week on a cliff-hanger again. Dinah, Lucy-Ann and Philip (inside a suit of armour) were down in the cellar/dungeon and shut themselves in. Then someone opened the trap-door and came down to join them. But is it … Continue reading

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July Round Up

Well, I may or may not have done my last Monday post but this will definitely be my last monthly round up for a while! WHAT I’VE READ Despite being on maternity leave the whole month I haven’t found as … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure part 6

Yet again we ended with a cliff-hanger created by character clumsiness/silliness. Previously we have had Dinah sliding off a perfectly good tree-bridge and Jack being attacked by an eagle while climbing the tower. Not to mention all the high-drama accidents … Continue reading

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The Zoo Book, part 4

I’m looking at chapters ten to twelve this week, which leaves just four more after that. CHAPTER TEN: THE GIRAFFE AND HIS COUSINS Blyton has some advice here: If you happen to be a girl and go to the Zoo wearing … Continue reading

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