Monthly Archives: February 2022

Monday #465

It is almost March now which means the clocks will be going forward, and spring starts! February seems to have gone by very quickly, even for the shortest month of the year. But beyond that, I hope that March brings … Continue reading

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New Class at Malory Towers: Bookworms by Lucy Mangan

I’ve had this book ages but only recently read the first story, A Bob and a Weave by Patricia Lawrence. I wrote so much about that one short story that I’ve had to review each story in a separate post. … Continue reading

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A guide to Enid Blyton reference books

I have already written a guide to Enid Blyton biographies, books which have covered various aspects of her life and career, so what’s left are some non-fiction books that don’t really fit the biography category. So You Think You Know … Continue reading

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Monday #464

It is back to just me writing this week, and although I was able to come up with two posts fairly easily it has taken me until 11.30pm on Monday night to write this. If I’m lucky I’ll get it … Continue reading

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Malory Towers series two – Episodes five and six

I has been a while since I reviewed the first four episodes of series two, Christmas got in the way and then I just never got back to it. That’s not a great sign, really, if you watch 4 episodes … Continue reading

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How ‘Jennings’ compares with Blyton’s stories by Chris

I’m sure I’m not the only person who grew up with Anthony Buckeridge’s Jennings stories as well as Enid Blyton’s stories and still loves and re-reads them both. Yet both Jennings and Buckeridge are much less well-known than Blyton and … Continue reading

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Monday #463

As with every week I consult my online calendar to see what I have lined up to write, or at least what rough ideas I could choose. Sometimes (like this week) it is done with mild anxiety as I am … Continue reading

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New Class at Malory Towers: A Bob and a Weave by Patrice Lawrence

Published in 2019 New Class at Malory Towers is a compendium of four new short stories set at Malory Towers. They are set during Darrell’s time there but each features a new girl joining the school. The stories are: A … Continue reading

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A guide to Enid Blyton biographies

We all know that Enid Blyton wrote a lot of books, an awful awful lot of books. As well as being phenomenally popular she has been a controversial figure both during and after her career. So it’s perhaps not surprising … Continue reading

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Monday #462

I’m a little bit late again this week, but it’s still Monday at least. I’ve made plans with Stef to watch more Malory Towers this week so that I can get back to reviewing series two, but in the mean … Continue reading

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Birthday and Christmas gift round up 2021

Christmas (and my birthday) were quite a while ago now, so you might be wondering why I’m only getting around to posting about it now. Or, given my track record, you might well be assuming I had forgotten to write … Continue reading

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January 2022 round up

Somehow it is not only 2022 but it is the end of the first month of 2022. What I have read I haven’t started off very well towards my goal of 100 books in 2022, in fact all month the … Continue reading

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