Author Archives: fiona

Monday #233

11 Things I’ve learned about camping from Enid Blyton and Letters to Enid volume 12 Heyho for a starry night and a heathery bed. Jack doesn’t ask for much on their Secret Island, just a comfortable bed and no rain! … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Blog talk | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

On my bookshelf part 3

As I showed in my first post I’ve got a lot of bookshelves. In that first post I showed you some of my favourite Blytons and various nicknacks, then I showed off a couple of shelves of more random collections. … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Personal Experiences, Purchases | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Letters to Enid volume 11

Previous letters pages can be found here. Letters page from Volume 1, issue 20. December 9th-22nd OUR LETTER PAGE  1. A letter from Elke Siekmann, 48 Wellington Avenue, Sidcup. Dear Enid Blyton, I am writing to thank you for so … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Magazines | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Monday #232

Letters to Enid volume 11 and On my bookshelf, part 3  They go so nice and slowly at first. Then they start to gallop. Anne Kirrin on holidays in Five Go Off in a Caravan. In the Fifth at Malory … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Blog talk | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Blyton on birthdays

As it would have been Enid Blyton’s one hundred and twenty-second birthday on Sunday, I thought I’d do a post looking at birthdays in her books. Birthday books The Exciting Birthday Published in 1927, The Exciting Birthday is all about … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Reading Recommendations | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

July 2019 round up

I had intended to do this last week, but got confused and did another post about my bookshelves instead. Whoops! What I have read I feel like I haven’t read so much the past month, but I’m still six books … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Personal Experiences | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Monday #231

This Sunday is the 11th of August, and that’s the day I’m holding Brodie’s birthday party as he turns 2 this week! It is also Enid Blyton’s birthday so we will celebrate for her too. July round up and Blyton … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Blog talk | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

On my bookshelf part 2

I recently wrote a whole lot about what could be found on my top two Blyton bookshelves, both books, ornaments and random objects. Now I’m going to talk about the next two shelves, which are mostly just books because Brodie … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Personal Experiences, Purchases | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Letters to Enid volume 10

Previous letters pages can be found here. Letters page from Volume 1, issue 19. November 25th – December 8th 1953 OUR LETTER PAGE  1. A letter from Patricia Offen, 78 Sheridan Terrace, Hove, 3. Dear Enid Blyton, I am sending … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Magazines | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Monday #230

Letters to Enid volume 10 and On my bookcase part 2 The Isle of Gloom is an island off the coast near Craggy Tops – the home of Aunt Polly and Uncle Jocelyn. It is a mysterious and deserted place, … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Blog talk | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

On my bookshelf

I love looking at other people’s bookcases, both in person and in photographs. I love seeing what books they’ve got, how they’ve organised them and what else they put on the shelves. I’ve been known to zoom in to read … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Personal Experiences, Toys and Games | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

St Clare’s covers through the years, 1990s – now

Continuing on from my previous post which looked at covers from the 1940s originals through to those in the 1980s. Familiar and unfamiliar Deans The first set of Deans, from 1990, are much like several other sets for other series. … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Illustrations and artwork | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Monday #279

St Clare’s covers through the years part 2 and On my bookshelf I’m afraid of living alone, with my thoughts and memories, Lizzie. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my like, and I remember them when I’m alone. I’m … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Blog talk | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

St Clare’s covers through the years, 1940s – 1980s

Having already done The Famous Five, Adventure Series, Barney Mysteries, Malory Towers, the Secret Series and Mr Galliano’s Circus, I’m now going to tackle St Clare’s. There are six books in the St Clare’s Series (if you don’t include the … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Illustrations and artwork | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Letters to Enid volume 9

Previous letters pages can be found here. Letters page from Volume 1, issue 18. November 11th – 24th 1953 OUR LETTER PAGE  1. A letter from a child in Northumberland, whose name I am not printing – but my prize … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Magazines | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Monday #278

St Clare’s covers through the years and Letters to Enid volume 9 I’ve been very useful to Inspector Jenks. You know I have. And you know I’m going to be the finest detective in the world when I’m grown up. … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Blog talk | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Malory Towers on TV

I’ve thought before about the possibility of Malory Towers being adapted for screen, small or big! It’s something that appears in our search terms now and again, and I’ve written about various adaptations that could be made, which included Malory … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Blyton on TV | Tagged | Leave a comment

June 2019 round up

I completely forgot about doing a round-up for June last week! What I have read Last month I got through: Can You Keep a Secret? – Sophie Kinsella Five Go Off to Camp – reviewed here and here Written in … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Personal Experiences | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Monday #277

June round up and Malory Towers on TV Hey, Timmy – you look like Queen Elizabeth the First in a fine big ruff! Uncle Quentin makes fun of Timmy and offends George so much that she goes off to camp … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Blog talk | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Miss Grayling’s Girls 6 – her best teachers

This should really be titled Miss Grayling’s Ladies, I suppose, but as all the other parts have girls in the title I stuck with consistency and not accuracy! Previous parts, about the various girls that attend Malory Towers, can be … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Characters | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment