Author Archives: Fiona

If you like Blyton: The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

I have been meaning to try this series for quite a while. I’m sure I’ve ‘bought’ at least one of the books when it was free on Kindle, but I can’t seem to find it now. Anyway, turns out my … Continue reading

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Monday #453

Having just noticed that there was no Monday #452 published last week, I endeavoured to solve the mystery and investigated behind the scenes in WordPress. I could not find an unpublished draft, a post published with the wrong date or … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV series two – Episodes three and four

After a slightly shaky start to series two, let’s have a look at episodes three and four. Episode three: The Stray There are at least four plots woven together in this episode, though three are quite minor and so don’t … Continue reading

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November 2021 round up

It’s now officially the Christmas season, so that mean it’s time to look back at November. What I have read I started out well in November, reading several books in two days each, but then, again, I picked up something … Continue reading

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Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 31

Last time Bill, Anatoly and Johns spent the night in Merthyr ready for their early morning trip back to the Mountain. Chapter 31 The three men woke early the next morning, breakfasted, and then got in the car for Johns … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV series 2 – Episodes one and two

I gave the majority of the episodes in season one a glowing review (The Dress being the only one I found disappointing) so I’m keen to see how series two holds up. Episode one: The Head of Form Episode one … Continue reading

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Monday #451

In case you missed yesterday’s post today is the day that Malory Towers series 2 comes to BBC iPlayer! Stef and I are going to have a watch-along of at least the first couple of episodes tonight (yes, we live … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV Series Two: Everything we know

In March I posted with what was known about the return of Malory Towers. Well, we know quite a bit more now! When is it back? Most importantly the whole of Malory Towers series two drops tomorrow(!) on the BBC … Continue reading

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Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 30

Last time Bill, Johns and Anatoly decided to head down to Merthyr Tydfil to stay overnight, and Bill said good bye to Allie and the children. Chapter 30 With Johns in the driving seat, Anatoly had taken a seat in … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton Christmas gift guide 2021

It might just be me but I feel like this post gets a little more difficult to write every year! Perhaps I just got lucky with the first year and there were plenty of good Blyton gifts then, and of … Continue reading

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Monday #450

Last week I managed to post the right things, so I’m hoping that will happen again this week. My 2021 gift guide is more or less finished, I just need to agree a night (or nights) with Stef to write … Continue reading

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Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 29

Last time Bill, Anatoly and Johns made their plans. Chapter 29 Johns returned later that day, just as the sun was sliding down behind the mountains behind the farm house. He brandished a stack of papers at Bill. “I took … Continue reading

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October 2021 round up

After a long time with no holidays during the pandemic, we not only had a week away in September but also a weekend in October! What I have read October was another slow-ish month for reading. I started one I … Continue reading

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Monday #449

Last week I think I said I’d put up my October round up, and then got carried away working on the final part of my Five Go to Billycock Hill review, and posted that instead. I will try again this … Continue reading

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Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 28

Last time Anatoly arrived at the Evans’ farm, looking for a holiday but getting swept up in Bill’s plan to storm the mountain. Chapter 28 With stomachs fit to bursting the men retired to Bill’s bedroom to start making their … Continue reading

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Five Go to Billycock Hill part 3

For a book I don’t rate that highly I’ve managed to write quite a lot already. At least 1,000 in part one, and another 1,000 in part two of my review. George as a boy I think another reason this … Continue reading

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Monday #448

I clean forgot to write this on Sunday evening, so here it is only a bit late though at least it’s still Monday! It’s also November now, and I’m not entirely sure where so much of 2021 has gone already! … Continue reading

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Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 27

Last time Bill and the children rode home to the Evans’ farm victoriously, with their prisoners in tow. Chapter 27 Everyone slept well that night, with the exception of Bill and Johns. Johns remained on watch until the small hours … Continue reading

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Five Go to Billycock Hill part 2

Last week I started my review of Billycock Hill, only six months after the previous book in the series. So as to not lose momentum, here’s part two. Not the Five’s finest hours Having refreshed my memory by reading the … Continue reading

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Monday #447

The October holidays have ended where I am, and we are moving firmly through autumn now. We were having unseasonably mild weather for October, then overnight it turned to unseasonably cold – that’s Scotland for you! The hats and gloves … Continue reading

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