Monthly Archives: June 2021

Hollow Tree House – the reality

On a day out recently I visited a very old and very hollow tree, and it got me thinking. Hollow Tree House Hollow Tree House is one of my favourite stand-alone stories by Enid Blyton. In it two children – … Continue reading

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Monday #430

I completely failed to post my Hollow Tree House blog yesterday – and in fact when I went to check what had happened later in the day I realised I hadn’t even finished it! (It’s not good to publish posts … Continue reading

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Fan fic Fiday: Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 12

Last time Bill returned from his first day of investigating and comforted Allie. Chapter 12 Allie stirred the next morning, and was surprised to feel something warm and breathing beside her. She opened her eyes and allowed herself a small … Continue reading

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English Heritage vs Enid Blyton

I’m sure that few Enid Blyton fans have missed the furore over the past week about English Heritage’s website update regarding Enid Blyton. I have seen countless online newspaper articles, individual’s posts and comments and it’s on a couple of … Continue reading

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Monday #429

I’m sure none of you have missed the furore over what English Heritage said about Blyton this week, but I thought I would express my thoughts on it this week anyway, which means it’s going to be a bumper week … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 11

Last time Bill visited a couple of airstrips, looking for evidence of any funny goings on that might be related to the mysterious helicopter that the children saw. Chapter 11 Mrs Evans was still talking as Bill was beginning to … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: Kidnap in the Caribbean by Lauren St John

Stef and I have both reviewed the first Laura Marlin mystery: Dead Man’s Cove. I borrowed the second book in the series, Kidnap in the Caribbean, ages ago and have finally read it so I thought I would review it … Continue reading

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Monday #428

We are halfway through June now which in Scotland means the schools come off for the summer holidays in two weeks. The weather now actually resembles summer at least some of the time, which is a good sign. If you … Continue reading

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

Last time Bill travelled down to Cardiff to meet with an inspector about the suspicious helicopter activity. Chapter 10 The next morning, Bill set out in his car to the first airstrip on his list to do some investigations into … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton: The Untold Story by Brian Carter

Some time ago I had an email asking if I would give permission for a photo of Elfin Cottage to appear in a new book about Enid Blyton. After checking with Stef who had taken the photo, I replied saying … Continue reading

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Monday #427

It is now June and finally some sunshine and warmth has arrived! Enid Blyton: The Untold Story by Brian Carter and Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 10 ‘So boys are ham-handed, are they?’ said Dick, … Continue reading

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

Last time Bill headed into Merthyr Tydfil to have a talk with the local police. Chapter 9 Bill was soon in his car and on his way to Cardiff. The drive took less time than he had expected it to, … Continue reading

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May 2021 round up

Last month I predicted that the weather would turn sunny just as we were allowed to meet indoors again. I was wrong. Not only was it not sunny, it rained. And hailstoned. And rained some more.  What I have read … Continue reading

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