Monthly Archives: June 2018

Summer reads

After a glorious May, and a bit of a cloudy June, summer seems to have arrived in earnest in Scotland. We spent an afternoon at the beach and Brodie paddled in the sea for the first time, and I started to wonder … Continue reading

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Five On a Treasure Island

Five on a Treasure Island is an important book. It’s the first book of what is probably Enid Blyton’s most famous series, The Famous Five. It’s so important we have more than a dozen posts dedicated to it already, and it’s … Continue reading

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Monday #273

  Five on a Treasure Island and Blyton’s Summer reads The Mystery of the Missing Man is the thirteenth Five Find Outers mystery, and involves well, a missing man! The police are after him, and therefore so is Fatty and … Continue reading

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May 2018 round up

This is rather belated due to the laptop problems I had this month, but better late than never! WHAT FIONA HAS READ Not as good as last month, but not terrible! The Magic Faraway Tree (reviewed here) Mean Girls – … Continue reading

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Philip Mannering’s animals – an essential A-Z guide

Philip has a magic way with animals and can tame just about anything to want to live in his pockets. He never keeps anything as banal as a cat or dog, but it would not be unusual to see a … Continue reading

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Monday #272

In case you were wondering if you had missed it, we skipped Monday #271. I didn’t have my laptop and wasn’t sure when I would get it back in order for me to write and publish anything (though I’d forgotten … Continue reading

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Blyton’s Fathers

A while back I wrote a post about Blyton’s mothers and then I had a sudden thought – what about Blyton’s fathers? Given that it’s Father’s Day this Sunday, it seemed like a good time to write about them. Her … Continue reading

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Monday #270

My laptop is in being repaired at the moment so this week’s posts are reliant on me getting it back in time to write something! Fingers crossed. Philip Mannering’s animals and May roundup I remember a little boy called Dick … Continue reading

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