Monthly Archives: March 2022

The Six Cousins covers through the years

It has been a while since I have looked at book covers, but I was looking for something reasonably quick and easy to write this week and the Six Cousins seemed to fit the bill. There are only two books … Continue reading

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Monday #469

It is the last Monday of March and the clocks have just changed, meaning the evenings are much lighter all of a sudden. We’ve also had some lovely spring weather – almost summer weather, though it’s due to be minus … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV series two – Episodes seven and eight

I have been assured by a couple of different readers that this series improves as it goes on, and having watched episodes seven and eight now I can see some glimmers of hope. Not that this series has been particularly … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

I was convinced that I had read this as a child, and in fact I did have a copy of the book – one of those Parragon Children’s Classics with no illustrations. However I was certain I’d read it at … Continue reading

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Monday #468

Last week rather got away from me – somehow it took all week to write about Shirley Hughes, leaving no time for Malory Towers. I did read A Little Princess, though, which gives me something to write about this week. … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: Shirley Hughes

Usually the title of my if you like Blyton posts contain either a book title or a series by an author, but seeing as I’ve loved everything I’ve read by Shirley Hughes I’m just going to recommend her entire output. … Continue reading

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Monday #467

Thankfully this is the last week of winter, as spring officially begins on Sunday. I know that the weather doesn’t always take not of this fact, but we can always hope. It could also be the last week of legal … Continue reading

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New Class at Malory Towers: The Show Must Go On by Rebecca Westcott

We have now reached the final story in the book! The plot of The Show Must Go On From the title I had already guessed that this would be about the girls putting on some sort of show, which is … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene

My if-you-like-Blyton post usually suggest books that are slightly less well-known, either newish authors or books that might have been forgotten over time. Whereas Nancy Drew is very much a household name, having been around since the 1930s in various … Continue reading

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Monday #466

We had some actual warm sunshine this week which was nice, it definitely feels like spring is on the way now. (I’m probably tempting fate by saying that and there’ll be heavy snow this week, but at least Brodie would … Continue reading

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New Class at Malory Towers: The Secret Princess by Narinder Dhami

I have reviewed the first two stories – A Bob and a Weave and Bookworms, and now for story three. I have been told that this is the best story in terms of characterisation, so I am wondering if I … Continue reading

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February 2022 round up

February has passed by pretty pretty quickly, even for the shortest month of the year. We are now into March, when the days definitely start to get longer, a little warmer, and hopefully a lot less windy! March is also … Continue reading

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