Monthly Archives: December 2020

A guide to ‘If you like Blyton’ for grown-ups

A while back I compiled a list of all our reviewed authors that you might like if you like Blyton, but it focussed on children’s books. We also have some Blyton for grown-ups recommendations so I’m going to make a … Continue reading

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Monday #404

I hope you all managed to have some fun over Christmas even if it wasn’t the sort of Christmas you hoped for. Our guide to ‘like Blyton’ for grown-ups and Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Agent chapter … Continue reading

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Adventure at the Christmas Market

As promised here is our Christmas story starring the Famous Five and the Mannering/Trents. 1 Lucy-Ann washed the last of the breakfast dishes and sat them in the drying-rack for Jack to dry them. She glanced up at the ceiling … Continue reading

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Spot the Famous Five’s favourite Christmas songs

You’ll think I have too much time on my hands, but really I don’t! Here is a short story featuring the Famous Five at Christmas – into which I have added several Christmas song titles. How many can you spot, … Continue reading

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Monday #403

Christmas week is finally here, not that it will be much of a Christmas for those who can’t spend it with their loved ones as they had hoped. From this Saturday the whole of mainland Scotland goes into the highest … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Agent chapter 23

Last time Jack and Philip rescued Bill from the enemies’ boat. Again, much of this dialogue is straight from the book. Chapter 23 Jack, the sensible boy that he was asked if they ought to use the oars to row … Continue reading

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Blyton’s search terms volume 11

It has been a long time since I’ve done one of these (over a year, actually!), but here are the search terms that have caught my eye lately. The good questions I always try to (very belatedly) answer questions that … Continue reading

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Monday #402

Last Monday I said there would be a round up of our Christmas posts this weekend, but as I’ve not published on a Sunday in a while I’m in the habit of thinking my blogging week is done when the … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Agent chapter 22

Last time the agents found the children’s camp site, their puffin hole, the remains of their signal fire and Anatoly found a stub of pencil that proved Bill had been on that island. You should hopefully recognise most of the … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: The Adventurers and the City of Secrets

The Adventurers and the City of Secrets is the third book in The Adventurers Series by Jemma Hatt (the fourth, The Adventurers and the Continental Chase just came out at the start of November). Like the previous two books this … Continue reading

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Monday #401

The fan fiction poll closed last week and it was a draw with the winners being the Famous Five and the Mannering/Trents of the Adventure Series. Stef and I are already trying to come up with ideas on how those … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Agent chapter 21

Last time Anatoly, Bentley and Thompson found Puffin Island along with several clues that someone had been there recently. Chapter 21 Anatoly plucked the paper from Bentley’s fingers and examined it as the other man hauled himself out of the … Continue reading

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November 2020 Round Up

The penultimate month of 2020 is over. I know things won’t immediately get better in 2021 but I know many of us are just sick of 2020 and there is at least some light at the end of the tunnel. … Continue reading

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