Monthly Archives: May 2020

Conquering the Castle: a St Andrews Story

This isn’t the first piece of fan fiction I have authored alone but it is the first I have published. I of course consulted Pippa-Stef on matters of plot and characterisation. Saying that, there’s not a huge amount of plot, … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Aeroplane chapter 11 (Epilogue)

Last time we had the conclusion to the children’s adventures in the valley. Now to get them safely home. Chapter 11, epilogue Allie was standing at the window, her dressing gown wrapped around her, peering around the curtains and waiting … Continue reading

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Five Go Down to the Sea

We have reached another of my favourites with book #12, this came fourth in my definitive (personal) rankings of the 21 books. [It has just come to my attention two weeks later that I accidentally skipped book #11, Five Have … Continue reading

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Monday #373

I am hoping this will be the last week of full lockdown here in Scotland and that by next week we will have just a little more freedom. I am so looking forward to being allowed to travel just a … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Aeroplane chapter 10

Last time Bill and his men met up with Lucy-Ann, Jack, Dinah and Kiki then snuck through the tunnel from the fern-cave into the back of the treasure caves. Chapter 10 They were lucky that the men had all put … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV – Episodes five and six

I’ve reviewed the series two episodes at a time so far, so you can read about episodes one and two, then three and four if you haven’t already. Episode five We open this episode with the girls playing lacrosse but … Continue reading

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Monday #372

Don’t ask me what week of lockdown we are into now, I don’t know and honestly I don’t care to know. Time has lost all meaning at the moment. I’m just trying to take each day and week as they … Continue reading

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Locked down library book displays 3

In case you missed them, here are links to week 1 and week 2, and now for week 3! Day #15 Vehicles Brodie has a real thing for anything with wheels. He loves cars but has a special fondness for … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Aeroplane chapter 9

Last time Bill and his crew including Philip arrived back in the valley and made their way to the treasure caves. Chapter 9 Anatoly rolled the best he could, finishing in a crouch, so that he could reach for his … Continue reading

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Letters to Enid 22: from Volume 2 issue 10

Previous letters pages can be found here. I wonder what today’s children would write if the magazine was still going? Or what 1954’s children would have written if they were in our situation. Letters page from Volume 2, issue 10. … Continue reading

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Monday #371

A change to the usual schedule for the moment. I know that children had to wait almost a whole year from the start of a serialised novel in Enid Blyton’s magazine to the final chapter but this is the internet … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Aeroplane chapter 8

Last time Bill collected Anatoly and two other agents from an airstrip in Austria and they began the final part of their journey to the valley. Chapter 8 Soon they were coming into land at the valley that Philip pointed … Continue reading

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Locked down library book displays 2

I shared photos of my first week of displays here and now I’m back with what I did back in week 2 (it’s currently week 6…). Day #8 Treasure Fairly straightforward – books about treasure of some kind. From back … Continue reading

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Monday #370

I’ve lost track of what week of lockdown we are in now, but I do know that it’s now May. See I might not always know what day it is but I at least know the months! Locked down library … Continue reading

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April 2020 Round Up

We are well into week 5 of lockdown (week 6 if you’re us and had a week of self isolation first…) so this will look a bit different to usual. What I have read What Could Possibly Go Wrong (The … Continue reading

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