Monthly Archives: January 2023

Five Have a Mystery to Solve part 3

In part one I talked about Wilfrid and in part two I talked about how foolish the Five were. Now for part three which will include the nitpicks. George as a boy There are various things to unpick here. Mrs … Continue reading

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My 2022 in books and Blyton

This is my third time of assessing what I read the previous year in a blog post. Every year I set some reading goals. The main one is how many books – I generally start with a goal of 100 … Continue reading

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Monday #511

January is rushing past us, though I  generally still feel like it’s only a week past New Year. Saying that, it feels like winter has dragged on forever (as it always does in January). According to Google meteorological winter ends … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: The Flying Classroom by Erich Kästner, reviewed by Chris

Much as I love Enid Blyton’s stories, and often as I re-read them, my very favourite children’s book is The Flying Classroom by Erich Kästner. It is a Christmas story, which I re-read every Christmas Eve and even now – … Continue reading

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2022 birthday and Christmas present round up

Every year I am lucky to get at least a few Blytonian gifts between my December birthday and Christmas. In fact, each year I am amazed to still get Blytonian gifts as sometimes it feels as if those that know … Continue reading

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Monday #510

For once I have an actual list of posts to write/post and have had to work out the best order to use them. Those should last me for at least a few weeks, then I will likely return to scrambling … Continue reading

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December 2022 round up

What I have read The majority of what I read in December were audiobooks. I did entertain thoughts of finishing various books so that I could start 2023 without anything lingering on my unfinished list but it wasn’t to be. … Continue reading

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Five Have a Mystery to Solve part 2

Last time I talked a bit about the places and people the story was based on and how annoying I find Wilfrid. Now on to more of the plot (perhaps!) Mistakes and foolish decisions I think the reason this is … Continue reading

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Monday #509

We have skipped from Monday #505 straight to Monday #509 as I took an unannounced (and longer than anticipated) Christmas break. Nothing untoward happened – I just had so much on and decided to down tools a bit early. This … Continue reading

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