Monthly Archives: February 2019

Enid Blyton’s short stories

Enid Blyton wrote a lot of short stories. I was planning to start reviewing some of them to encourage me to read more of them. But first, I thought I would just write a bit about her short stories in … Continue reading

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Monday #258

Enid Blyton’s short stories and February round up “This is a real secret passage. A really proper one. Golly – isn’t it fun!” Brock says what they’re all thinking in The Secret of Cliff Castle. The Mystery of the Burnt … Continue reading

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Five Go Off in a Caravan part 2

We left off on an almost literal cliffhanger at the end of my last post, with Julian and his caravan about to be pushed off the hill by Tiger Dan and Lou the acrobat. Shall we see what happens next? … Continue reading

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My top Blyton locations

I had, initially, intended this to be a top ten. But knowing how they almost always turn into top elevens, example A (top Famous Five moments) and example B (Top Adventure Series moments), I missed the number out of the … Continue reading

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Monday #257

My top Blyton locations and Five Go Off in a Caravan part 2 To his enormous astonishment he saw two Mr Larkins on the ground. Two faces with straggly beards and shaggy eyebrows and thick glasses looked up at him, blinking in … Continue reading

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Secret Series covers through the years

I recently looked at the different covers used for the Famous Five books and The Adventure Series. One series. Five books. Four cover artists. The Secret Series is perhaps unusual due to how many different cover artists the series had. While … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Romance is rare in Enid Blyton’s books. I can’t think of many scenes or plots that lend themselves to romance or love. There are lots of married parents, of course, but few weddings. Bill and Aunt Allie get married, of … Continue reading

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Noddy loses his clothes, artwork by Gina Parr

While searching for information on who steals Noddy’s clothes in one of the books (for the latest search terms post) I stumbled upon something a bit random and surprising. Now that’s not that uncommon with the amount of stuff on … Continue reading

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Monday #256

A piece of Noddy artwork and Secret Series covers The Second Form at St Clare’s is not, as the title suggests, the second book in the St Clare’s series. Rather, it is the fourth. After three books focussing on the … Continue reading

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Five Go Off in a Caravan

Five Go Off in a Caravan is the fifth Famous Five book. The Five are a well-established group now and they had their first non-Kirrin adventure in the last book, Five Go to Smuggler’s Top. This time they go off in … Continue reading

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January 2019 round up

What I have read I have set a new target of 100 books for 2019. I haven’t started out very well, though. I got quite a few books for my Christmas but I haven’t started any of them yet. I’m … Continue reading

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Monday #255

  January round up and Five Go Off in a Caravan “Who is he, Jack? Who is the prisoner?” cried Nora impatiently. “Well,” said Jack, turning to them, “he has just spelt out on his fingers that he is Prince … Continue reading

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This Is Enid Blyton Magazine

In December 2018 a new magazine came out, all about Enid Blyton. It was a one-off, as part of a This Is series of magazines each of which has a different topic. The series has been published by DC Thomson … Continue reading

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