Monthly Archives: May 2022

My favourite Blyton covers part two

There were far too many lovely covers to put into one post, so here are some more of my favourites. Grace Lodge Grace Lodge is another big name in terms of Blyton’s illustrators, having done at least 45 first editions … Continue reading

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Monday #477

A mix of positives and negatives this week. I’ve briefly flicked through The Diary of the Naughtiest Girl and from that I can tell that it’s going to be atrocious, but I can’t bring myself to return it without reading … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: The Secret of Haven Point by Lisette Auton

I first heard of this book when the cover artist (Gillian Gamble) posted about it on Facebook. I saw the lighthouse and was immediately interested, as somehow, despite only featuring prominently in one book that I can think of, I … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Malory Towers moments

Malory Towers is one of my favourite series so here are my ten favourite moments from the books. 10 Irene loses her health certificate Second Form at Malory Towers Irene loses her health certificate almost every term, but this is … Continue reading

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Monday #476

I’m taking a little break from looking at the cover art for the books this week before anyone (including me) gets bored, but I am sure I will return to them as they are (usually) reasonably quick and easy to … Continue reading

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The Sea of Adventure – TV tie in novel

Last year I read and reviewed the Island of Adventure TV tie in novel, and it was about as dire as I expected. I mean, the source material, the 1990s TV series was pretty terrible so it would have been … Continue reading

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My favourite Blyton covers part one

Having done some posts on the worst and most misleading covers lately I thought it was time to balance that out with a celebration of some of the covers that I love. I’m not going to rank them in order, … Continue reading

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Monday #475

In the spirit of getting unpleasant things over and done (having finally finished the Naughtiest Girl continuations) with I’m going to tackle the other novelisation of the Adventure Series on TV this week. To counterbalance the outpouring of negativity that … Continue reading

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The Naughtiest Girl continued: The Naughtiest Girl Marches on

Finally here we are at the last Anne Digby Naughtiest Girl book, the last Naughtiest Girl book altogether. She has marched on through six continuation books which was six books too many, if you ask me, so I really hope … Continue reading

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April 2022 round up

May the fourth be with you! Yes it’s May now, the last legal restrictions ended in Scotland finally and so life is feeling fairly normal – which is actually quite weird. Jacqueline Wilson’s new Faraway Tree book comes out at … Continue reading

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Monday #474

It was a long weekend here so I’m a bit late(r than usual). Having reviewed the penultimate Anne Digby Naughtiest Girl book last week (spoiler: it was awful) I’m just going to keep that momentum going and review the last … Continue reading

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