Author Archives: Fiona

Fan fic Friday: Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Aeroplane chapter 11 (Epilogue)

Last time we had the conclusion to the children’s adventures in the valley. Now to get them safely home. Chapter 11, epilogue Allie was standing at the window, her dressing gown wrapped around her, peering around the curtains and waiting … Continue reading

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Five Go Down to the Sea

We have reached another of my favourites with book #12, this came fourth in my definitive (personal) rankings of the 21 books. A story in three parts How to divide this one? The Five head to Tremannon and spend a … Continue reading

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Monday #273

I am hoping this will be the last week of full lockdown here in Scotland and that by next week we will have just a little more freedom. I am so looking forward to being allowed to travel just a … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Aeroplane chapter 10

Last time Bill and his men met up with Lucy-Ann, Jack, Dinah and Kiki then snuck through the tunnel from the fern-cave into the back of the treasure caves. Chapter 10 They were lucky that the men had all put … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV – Episodes five and six

I’ve reviewed the series two episodes at a time so far, so you can read about episodes one and two, then three and four if you haven’t already. Episode five We open this episode with the girls playing lacrosse but … Continue reading

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Monday #272

Don’t ask me what week of lockdown we are into now, I don’t know and honestly I don’t care to know. Time has lost all meaning at the moment. I’m just trying to take each day and week as they … Continue reading

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Locked down library book displays 3

In case you missed them, here are links to week 1 and week 2, and now for week 3! Day #15 Vehicles Brodie has a real thing for anything with wheels. He loves cars but has a special fondness for … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Aeroplane chapter 9

Last time Bill and his crew including Philip arrived back in the valley and made their way to the treasure caves. Chapter 9 Anatoly rolled the best he could, finishing in a crouch, so that he could reach for his … Continue reading

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Letters to Enid 22: from Volume 2 issue 10

Previous letters pages can be found here. I wonder what today’s children would write if the magazine was still going? Or what 1954’s children would have written if they were in our situation. Letters page from Volume 2, issue 10. … Continue reading

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Monday #271

A change to the usual schedule for the moment. I know that children had to wait almost a whole year from the start of a serialised novel in Enid Blyton’s magazine to the final chapter but this is the internet … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Aeroplane chapter 8

Last time Bill collected Anatoly and two other agents from an airstrip in Austria and they began the final part of their journey to the valley. Chapter 8 Soon they were coming into land at the valley that Philip pointed … Continue reading

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Locked down library book displays 2

I shared photos of my first week of displays here and now I’m back with what I did back in week 2 (it’s currently week 6…). Day #8 Treasure Fairly straightforward – books about treasure of some kind. From back … Continue reading

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Monday #270

I’ve lost track of what week of lockdown we are in now, but I do know that it’s now May. See I might not always know what day it is but I at least know the months! Locked down library … Continue reading

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April 2020 Round Up

We are well into week 5 of lockdown (week 6 if you’re us and had a week of self isolation first…) so this will look a bit different to usual. What I have read What Could Possibly Go Wrong (The … Continue reading

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Five on a Hike Together part 2

Last time I left off just as the Julian decides that they are going to visit Two Trees and Gloomy Water to see if they can find Saucy Jane (but avoid Maggie who Knows).  The adventure begins We are a … Continue reading

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Monday #269

Five on a Hike Together part 2 and April round up If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. – Oscar Wilde I’m an avid re-reader, and not … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Aeroplane chapter 7

Previously Bill went up to Gairdon to collect Philip, and then they set off in a plane to Austria. Chapter 7 Almost trembling with excitement Anatoly packed his things, paid the landlady and went to see if he could catch … Continue reading

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Locked down library book displays

There’s a reasonably long back-story to this, so feel free to scroll straight to the pictures! I’ve sort of lost track of the days and weeks but some time ago in March we had to self-isolate, then my work closed. … Continue reading

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Monday #268

Locked down library book displays and Fan Fic Friday: Cunningham and Petrov The Mystery of the Missing Aeroplane chapter 7 “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” … Continue reading

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Five on a Hike Together

This is one of my favourite Fives, it’s my second favourite after Five Go to Smuggler’s Top, in fact. (I realise I haven’t done a Five review since November, I think I got swept away with other blog ideas!) I … Continue reading

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