Monthly Archives: May 2018

Even more search terms (#5)

This really is the blog idea that just keeps on giving. Every so often I browse the search terms that have led people to our blog and there’s always something interesting or amusing to see. Here’s the best of the … Continue reading

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Monday #269

More Blyton Search Terms and A-Z of Philip Mannering’s Pets Location of the week is the Five-Find Outers’ local macaroon shop. Not only is it part of the hub of operations in Peterswood, it also serves the nicest macaroons, lemonade … Continue reading

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Blyton’s Funniest Animals

Now we all know that Enid Blyton wrote about a lot of animals, in fact almost every story she wrote had an animal of some kind in it. The great thing about her books is that she made every kind … Continue reading

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A completely un-confusing guide to names in Blyton’s books, part 2

Last time we clarified which Jack, or indeed Jock, was which, we covered the difference between Morgan, Dai and Llewellyn and Morgan, Dai and Llewellyn, and we made sure we knew our great-grandad from our old grandads. Now for some … Continue reading

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Monday #268

  A completely un-confusing guide to names in Blyton’s books And Blyton’s funniest animals “I do love the beginning of the summer hols,’ said Julian. They always seem to stretch out ahead for ages and ages.’ ‘They go so nice and … Continue reading

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April 2018 round up

WHAT FIONA HAS READ I had a good month, reading wise. I managed to read 6, I am on 21 in total and that’s 4 ahead. The Something Girl (Frogmorton Farm #2) – Jodi Taylor Piano Lessons Can Be Murder … Continue reading

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A completely un-confusing guide to names in Blyton’s books

Enid Blyton must have come up with thousands of characters in her years of writing. Some of them are instantly memorable from their name alone. Zerelda? That can only be Zerelda Brass, the American girl from Third Year at Malory … Continue reading

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Monday #267

  Favourite Blyton pets and Names in Blyton’s books and April round up The baby slept soundly. “Will it want a bottle at ten o’clock?” whispered Peter. “And one early in the morning? Most babies do.” They fell asleep. The … Continue reading

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My Blyton best short stories

If you go onto the Enid Blyton Society’s Cave of Books, you’ll be able to find out about all of Enid Blyton’s books, her series, short stories and novels and novelettes: they have worked tirelessly to gather all the information … Continue reading

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The Magic Faraway Tree, part 4

Last time we ended on a minor cliff-hanger. The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe had stopped living in her shoe and had taken up residence in Moon-Face’s home instead. Obviously that just wouldn’t do so we can now … Continue reading

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Monday #266

  The Magic Faraway Tree and Blyton’s Top short stories DAI! BOB! TANG! DOON! JOLL! RAFE! HAL! Morgan shouting for his seven dogs at the end of Five Get Into a Fix is one of my favourite moments. The baddies … Continue reading

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Reading Blyton for comfort

Now if you’re anything like me, you like having the option to read an Enid Blyton book occasionally (or all the time) for nostalgia or because it was the first book of hers you read. I reckon we all have … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: The Secret of Cliff Castle by Mary Pollock

I think it is safe to say that if you like Blyton, then you will also like Mary Pollock. WHEN IS ENID BLYTON NOT ENID BLYTON? When she’s writing under the pseudonym Mary Pollock. But then you already knew that, … Continue reading

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