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The Magic Faraway Tree covers through the years

I was looking for something reasonably un-taxing to write this week, and decided that as the Faraway Tree series only has three books (well, four if you include Up the Faraway Tree which is a different format, but even so … Continue reading

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Lego Blyton: The Magic Faraway Tree and The Wishing Chair

During lockdown (the first one if you’re in England, the only one so far if you’re in Scotland) I did some Blyton-themed Lego builds. I’ve already shared Five On a Treasure Island, Five On a Hike Together and an entirely … Continue reading

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The Magic Faraway Tree, part 4

Last time we ended on a minor cliff-hanger. The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe had stopped living in her shoe and had taken up residence in Moon-Face’s home instead. Obviously that just wouldn’t do so we can now … Continue reading

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The Magic Faraway Tree, part 3

The last chapter I read ended after they returned from the weirdly wonderful Land of Dreams. I wonder where they will be off to next! THE LAND OF TOYS In another random moment of the tree having a schedule the … Continue reading

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The Magic Faraway Tree, part 2

We left Jo, Silky and the others in The Land of Spells last time – he had just been turned the right way up. MOON-FACE (AND OTHERS) IN WONDERLAND The next disaster, which perhaps borrows a little from Alice in Wonderland, … Continue reading

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The Magic Faraway Tree

Having finally read the first book in the series, I figures I should just crack on with the second! That raises a minor point though, what’s the series called? The Enchanted Wood series, or The Faraway Tree series. Both are … Continue reading

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A new Blyton movie – The Magic Faraway Tree

This is not quite new news. There has been talk of a Faraway Tree movie for at least a few years now. As far back as 2014 there were reports that the series would be adapted for the big screen, … Continue reading

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The Magic Faraway Tree review by Laura

It’s a cold winter’s day here and going out into the freezing wind isn’t very appealing, so it seems like a good time to re-read The Magic Faraway Tree, which is the second book in the Faraway Tree series (published … Continue reading

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The Magic of the Faraway Tree

by Corinna When I joined the Enid Blyton Society  in 2011 and started posting (albeit most infrequently!) on the forums I chose “Faraway_Tree” as my forum name for two reasons.  The first reason was that I wanted “Shadow” as some … Continue reading

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The Folk of the Faraway Tree review by Laura

This is the last book of the three Faraway Tree books (published in 1946) and there’s a bit of revisiting past adventures, either through remembering them or with another visit to Dame Slap’s school and her ridiculous questions for her … Continue reading

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Mystery, Magic, and Midnight Feasts! by Poppy

By Poppy Hutchinson Recently, I was invited to the very first viewing of the brand new Enid Blyton Exhibition at Seven Stories – Mystery, Magic, Midnight Feasts, The Many Adventures of Enid Blyton. I was invited through on a rather … Continue reading

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Monday #404

I hope you all managed to have some fun over Christmas even if it wasn’t the sort of Christmas you hoped for. Our guide to ‘like Blyton’ for grown-ups and Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Agent chapter … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton Christmas gift guide 2020

I feel like this gets harder every year! I suppose it does as I don’t reuse products, and rely on either things that have come out in the past year or things I’ve somehow missed. There doesn’t seem to be … Continue reading

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Monday #397

I went back to work last week, returned half a dozen library books but have already come home with another one… oh well. I’m only back for around half of my normal hours so in theory that leaves plenty of … Continue reading

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Locked down library displays weeks 8 and 9

I’m getting this one organised in advance so hopefully I won’t forget to schedule it this week! Here’s what I did for my displays in weeks 8 and 9 of the lockdown. Day #50 Enid Blyton reference edition The caption … Continue reading

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Monday #361

A little later in the day than planned, but it’s still Monday at least. February round up and Letters to Enid 19 The Magic Faraway Tree is getting a new installment next month, written by Jeanne Willis. It is called … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton, praise and criticism part 3: The Ultimate First Book Guide

The Ultimate First Book Guide claims to contain over 500 great books for 0-7s. This might be dangerous for me as I will probably see lots of things I will want to read, I really enjoy going back and reading popular children’s … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton, praise and criticism part 1: The Who’s Who of Children’s Literature

Enid Blyton’s life and writing career might seem as if it was a perfect, rosy thing. Half of that is her skill in writing. Even in her autobiography and her letters to children she would never let on that things were less … Continue reading

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Search terms 8

I like doing posts about our search terms so much here’s the 8th one for you! Good questions Can you read Famous Five in any order? > You can, as each story is complete in itself – Blyton says this … Continue reading

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2018 Birthday and Christmas present round up

As always I got spoiled for my birthday and Christmas. Every year my nearest and dearest manage to come up with something Blyton-y to give me, so here’s what they did this year. 1. Enid Blyton t-shirt How often do … Continue reading

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