Monthly Archives: August 2018

Demon’s Rocks holiday brochure, 2018 from Travel Blyton

Imagine if Blyton’s most famous locations were real, still existed and you could visit them today! This is how I think some adverts might look… Visit Demon’s Rocks and discover a thrilling history of wreckers at the renowned Jeremiah Boogle … Continue reading

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Monday #232

The Secret Island audio review and Demon’s Rocks holidays, 2018 The Enchanted Wood is the first book in the Faraway Tree series, featuring Jo, Fanny and Bessie. The children move to a cottage near a mysterous wood, and in it … Continue reading

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Blyton’s strangest homes, part 2

Most of these are less strange than houses filled with secret passages, and castles with apparent ghosts, but they’re not exactly normal-every-day home for most people, either. CARAVANS A lot of Blyton’s characters live in caravans at one point or … Continue reading

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Miss Grayling’s Girls 2 – the failures

As I said in my previous post not every girl at Malory Towers is a success, though there have only been two real failures. GWENDOLINE MARY LACY Gwen is Malory Towers longest-lasting non-success and unfortunately she doesnt turn things around before … Continue reading

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Monday #231

Blyton’s strangest homes, part 2 and Miss Greyling’s Girls, the failures The Caravan Family starts an exciting life for Belinda, Mike and Ann, when their parents buy to caravans for the family to live in. They do them up nicely … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: Cream Buns and Crime by Robin Stevens

Cream Buns and Crime is part of the Murder Most Unladylike series about two girls – Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong – who run their own detective agency at boarding school. We’ve already reviewed the first in the series, Murder Most … Continue reading

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Blyton’s strangest homes

Recently I looked at Blyton’s secret but homely homes, where children turned caves and trees into lovely cosy places to stay. That got me thinking about some of the other strange ‘homes’ Blyton wrote about, and so I thought I would … Continue reading

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Monday #230

Blyton’s strangest homes and If you like Blyton: Cream Buns and Crime by Robin Stevens Here come Sam and Anne, ready for anything that Pete wants them to do. Their mothers look out of the window, shake their heads and … Continue reading

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Five Go Adventuring Again

After finally reviewing Five on a Treasure Island it has taken me a while to get around to reading the next book, but I’ve done it now. FOLLOWING IN BIG FOOTSTEPS Five on a Treasure Island is such a strong … Continue reading

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Fiona’s 10 facts about the Adventure Series and me

A way, way back when the blog was relatively new Stef and I both wrote 10 facts about the Famous Five and ourselves. I’m now going to do the same for the Adventure Series. 1. The Circus of Adventure is … Continue reading

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Monday #279

Ten facts about the Adventure Series and me and Five Go Adventuring Again Amelia Jane had a lovely time all by herself. She snipped a hole in the curtains, and then she snipped another! Then she went to the hearth-rug … Continue reading

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Noddy and the Case of the Toyland Mischief Maker

A while back I watched an episode of this show Noddy and the Case of the Broken Crystal Memory Game and wrote a bit about the series in general. Then this week I happened to be browsing the children’s channels … Continue reading

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July 2018 round up

WHAT FIONA HAS READ I read a lot this month, though there were quite a few short books. I checked out a load of Dr Seuss books from my work and read them for the first time – they didn’t … Continue reading

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