Monthly Archives: June 2019

Letters to Enid part 7

Previous letters pages can be found here. Letters page from Volume 1, issue 16. October 14th – 27th, 1953   OUR LETTER PAGE  1. A letter from Busy-Bee Geraldine Ann Wall, 99 Bloomfield Road, Blackwood, Mon. Dear Enid Blyton, I … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton, praise and criticism part 4: The World of Children’s Books

I brought this one (and all the other praise and criticism books) home from the staff library at my work. I just quickly skimmed the index to see if Enid Blyton was mentioned. She’s in this one four times but … Continue reading

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Monday #275

The second post of this week will depend on whether or not I am actually called for jury duty at the end of the week. If I am, on top of working and running around after a toddler, I may … Continue reading

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My twenty-fifth Noddy book: Noddy and the Farmyard Muddle

Back in 2016 I reviewed my twenty-fourth Noddy book and proclaimed it my last. I wasn’t in a strop with Noddy, as irritating as he can be at times, I had come to the end of the main series. There … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton, praise and criticism part 3: The Ultimate First Book Guide

The Ultimate First Book Guide claims to contain over 500 great books for 0-7s. This might be dangerous for me as I will probably see lots of things I will want to read, I really enjoy going back and reading popular children’s … Continue reading

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Monday #274

Enid Blyton in the Ultimate First Book Guide and Noddy and the Farmyard Muddle Amelia Jane slept for an hour – and then she began having horrid dreams about falling into a river and getting cold and wet. She woke … Continue reading

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Five Go off to Camp part 2

Last time I wrote a lot about Mr Luffy and the Andrews/Robbins family, and very little about the actual storyline or adventure. Let me remedy that now! The big adventure Now I’ve just read the book in the past week … Continue reading

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Letters to Enid part 6

Previous letters pages can be found here. Letters page from Volume 1, issue 15. September 30th – October 13th, 1953 OUR LETTER PAGE  1. A letter from Joan Bickerton, Whin Garth, Gunnerton, Hexam. Dear Enid Blyton, You may be very … Continue reading

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Monday #273

Letters to Enid volume 6 and Five Go Off to Camp part 2 Noddy and the Tootles is the penultimate book in the series of 24 books about Noddy. The Tootles are a family of musical gypsies who camp by … Continue reading

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Five Go Off to Camp

This is the seventh book in the series, a series which was only meant to run for six book! Children loved the Famous Five so much, however, that Blyton wrote another six. And another six. And then a final three. … Continue reading

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May 2019 round up

What I have read After taking a bit of a break from the Outlander series in order to read some other things, I’ve gone through two more and I’m now on the eighth book. I’m almost halfway through my hundred … Continue reading

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Monday #272

Last week was a very busy one so not only did I not review Five Go Off to Camp, I didn’t even take it off the shelf. Oops! I will try harder this week. May round up and Five Go … Continue reading

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