Monthly Archives: April 2018

Monday #265

The Secret of Cliff Castle and Blyton’s most comforting reads Go away, sea! Go away, I tell you! Do you hear me? Big Ears, who has never heard of high tide, or tides at all, tries to keep the sea … Continue reading

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The Magic Faraway Tree, part 3

The last chapter I read ended after they returned from the weirdly wonderful Land of Dreams. I wonder where they will be off to next! THE LAND OF TOYS In another random moment of the tree having a schedule the … Continue reading

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Monday #264

  Summer reads and The Faraway Tree The Secret Island is only a secret to most of those who live near the lake it is on – the rest of us have read the book and know all about it. … Continue reading

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Ripping Things to Do by Jane Brocket

You may recognise the name Jane Brocket, she wrote the recipe book Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer as featured quite a few times when Stef has tested out the Blytonian recipes. I’ve been reading Ripping Things to Do with interest … Continue reading

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Funniest Scenes from the 90s Famous Five

Especially in the second series of the 90s Famous Five, we had some cracking funny and cringe worthy moments.  I thought we would have a look three of the best ones. 3. Uncle Quentin’s sandwiches in Five Run Away Together … Continue reading

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Monday #263

  Ripping Things to Do by Jane Brockett and Funniest TV moments from the Famous Five Fatty shuffled his way to the bus-stop bench near Goon’s house. He let himself down slowly as if he indeed had a bad back. … Continue reading

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The Magic Faraway Tree, part 2

We left Jo, Silky and the others in The Land of Spells last time – he had just been turned the right way up. MOON-FACE (AND OTHERS) IN WONDERLAND The next disaster, which perhaps borrows a little from Alice in Wonderland, … Continue reading

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Monday #262

The Magic Faraway Tree and  Funniest Moments from the TV series Gloomy Water, of Two Trees. Gloomy Water. Saucy Jane. And Maggie knows as well, fame. Gloomy Water is a, well, gloomy-looking lake in front of the burnt-out shell of what was … Continue reading

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March 2018 round up

WHAT FIONA HAS READ I managed to finish four so I’m on 15 for the year so still 3 ahead. Why Mummy Drinks – Gill Sims The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon The Faith … Continue reading

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Blyton’s bothersome bests: Those I love to hate

It was really hard to come up with a blog this time around, I must admit I am really struggling at the moment, so it was actually Fiona who had the idea for this blog, for which I am grateful … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: Mischief at Midnight by Esme Kerr, part 3

Last time I left you with lots of questions, and hopefully now there will be some answers. But first, another question… IS EVERYONE INSANE? The protesters all have crazy names and Edie ends up at their encampment. Janet’s supposed to … Continue reading

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Monday #261

Not sure what happened last week, but we’ll try that again, shall we? Mischief at Midnight by Esme Kerr and Blyton’s bothersome bests MKX. Thursday the 25th. Emma Lane. A red pillow. Ok, so it’s no Two Trees, Gloomy Water etc, … Continue reading

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