Monthly Archives: October 2019

Remember, remember the fifth of November

Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The gunpowder treason and plot. There is no reason Why the gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot! Blyton clearly agreed as she featured Bonfire Night/Guy Fawkes Night several times in different books, stories and … Continue reading

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Monday #243

Remember, remember the fifth of November and Updates to Blyton’s Texts: The Naughtiest Girl in the School The countryside lay smiling in the afternoon sunshine. Cottages clustered together here and there, and cattle grazed in the fields. In the distance, … Continue reading

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Letters to Enid part 17

Previous letters pages can be found here. Letters page from Volume 2, issue 5. March 3rd – 16th 1954     OUR LETTER PAGE  1. A letter from Egan Crowley, aged 12, 23 Rugby Road, Belfast. Dear Enid Blyton, I … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton for Halloween?

I’m sure I’ve said this before, but Enid Blyton didn’t really do Halloween. She wrote about most other holidays, but Halloween perhaps wasn’t a big thing in Britain when she was writing. Despite that, here are some Halloween-themed Blyton things! … Continue reading

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Monday #242

Enid Blyton at Halloween? and Letters to Enid part 17 Curly runned away, he runned fast! Benny blames his pigling for leading him astray in Five Go to Billycock Hill. The Saucy Jane Family is the second book about the … Continue reading

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The Naughtiest Girl in the School: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition?

It has been more than two years since I’ve done a text comparison (I blame Brodie!) but I was in a branch library the other week and spotted a recent paperback of The Naughtiest Girl in the School. I thought … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: A Mystery for Ninepence by Phyllis Gegan

A Mystery for Ninepence, published 1964, is something I picked up in a charity shop because I like the spines on the Collin’s Seagull Library books. I paid a grand price of £3 for this one, and the original price … Continue reading

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Monday #241

If you like Blyton: A Mystery for Ninepence by Phyllis Gegan and Updates to Blyton’s texts: The Naughtiest Girl in the School Sid was quite overcome at his wonderful evening. First there was what he called a ‘smasher of a … Continue reading

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Five Get Into Trouble

It has been ages since my last Famous Five review. Three months, in fact! I had almost forgotten I had been doing them. But here I am with book number eight. So far only books one and two have been … Continue reading

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Letters to Enid part 16

Previous letters pages can be found here. Letters page from Volume 2, issue 4. February 17th – March 2nd 1954. OUR LETTER PAGE  1. A letter from Betty Kerr, 2 Council Houses, Glenlougham, Scarva, Co. Down. Dear Enid Blyton, I … Continue reading

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Monday #240

Letters to Enid part 16 and Five Get Into Trouble Fattish! Could the owner of the sleep-walking uncle be – that fat boy! Was is that pest again, On the Track of Something as usual? Mr Goon is rather upset … Continue reading

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The Naughtiest Girl in the School covers through the years

Previous covers through the years : The Famous Five, The Adventure Series, The Secret Series, Malory Towers, The Barney Mysteries, Mr Galliano’s Circus, St Clare’s There are only three Naughtiest Girl books if you are counting the original novels; The … Continue reading

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September 2019 round up

It’s September now, and judging by the sudden plummet in temperatures, Summer is firmly over! What I have read The Devil Wears Prada – Lauren Weisberger The Well of Lost Plots (Thursday Next #3) – Jasper Fforde When Did You … Continue reading

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