Author Archives: Fiona

(One to avoid) if you like Blyton: The New Bobbsey Twins #22 The Super-Duper Cookie Caper

We are heading in a slightly different direction with this review; the first Bobbsey Twins post was an overview of the 1980s Wanderer series, which Sean followed with reviews of two of the New Bobbsey Twins books; The Secret of … Continue reading

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Monday #408

It’s another Monday but it doesn’t seem like we are getting any closer to the end of this particular lock down. Still, there’s hope somewhere ahead, even if it’s further away than we thought it would be as we celebrated … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton’s winters

Winter is firmly here in Scotland. It has been in minus figures most days for the past few weeks, not ideal when our only options for activities outside the house are the garden, walks and playparks. Going for a walk … Continue reading

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Letters to Enid #23 from Volume 2 issue 11

It has been a long time since I last did a letters to Enid post. To tell the truth I am missing volume 2 issues 14 and 15 and have been wary of doing more posts and then running out … Continue reading

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Monday #407

Just a reminder that fan fic Fridays are on hold for the meantime as we work on the next instalment of Cunningham and Petrov. Letters to Enid #23 and Enid Blyton’s winters “In the winter she curls up around a … Continue reading

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Birthday and Christmas round up 2020

I’m lucky to have friends and family who know about (if not understand) my love for all things Blyton, and who buy me Blyton-related things for birthdays and Christmases. Here’s my 2020 haul! Corfe castle goodies from Stef’s trip to, … Continue reading

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My 2020 in books and Blyton

Last year I did a sort of round up of my year in books, so I thought I’d do the same again this year. Every year I set some reading goals. The main one is how many books – I … Continue reading

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Monday #406

We finished up our second Cunningham and Petrov story last week, and we are about to start work on the third which will take part during The Mountain of Adventure. I hope to start publishing it on Fridays in February … Continue reading

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Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Agent epilogue

Last time Anatoly, Bentley and Thompson got their orders to collect Horace’s boat and return to the mainland. Chapter 25 – epilogue As it happened, Anatoly did get his chance to pilot the boat. Bentley decided that if they took … Continue reading

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December 2020 Round Up

At long last we reached the last month of 2020. What I have read I have made an effort to finish things that have been languishing on my currently reading shelf for ages, and I succeeded with one of those, … Continue reading

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Monday #405

Happy new year! We might be starting it off in a pretty bad place but at least there is hope for the rest of the year. December round up and Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Agent chapter … Continue reading

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Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Agent chapter 24

Last time Bill and the children escaped the enemy only to end up with their boat caught on some rocks. Chapter 24 As the sun rose on Bill and the children a few miles away, Anatoly, Thompson and Bentley were … Continue reading

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A guide to ‘If you like Blyton’ for grown-ups

A while back I compiled a list of all our reviewed authors that you might like if you like Blyton, but it focussed on children’s books. We also have some Blyton for grown-ups recommendations so I’m going to make a … 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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Adventure at the Christmas Market

As promised here is our Christmas story starring the Famous Five and the Mannering/Trents. 1 Lucy-Ann washed the last of the breakfast dishes and sat them in the drying-rack for Jack to dry them. She glanced up at the ceiling … Continue reading

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Spot the Famous Five’s favourite Christmas songs

You’ll think I have too much time on my hands, but really I don’t! Here is a short story featuring the Famous Five at Christmas – into which I have added several Christmas song titles. How many can you spot, … Continue reading

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Monday #403

Christmas week is finally here, not that it will be much of a Christmas for those who can’t spend it with their loved ones as they had hoped. From this Saturday the whole of mainland Scotland goes into the highest … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Agent chapter 23

Last time Jack and Philip rescued Bill from the enemies’ boat. Again, much of this dialogue is straight from the book. Chapter 23 Jack, the sensible boy that he was asked if they ought to use the oars to row … Continue reading

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Blyton’s search terms volume 11

It has been a long time since I’ve done one of these (over a year, actually!), but here are the search terms that have caught my eye lately. The good questions I always try to (very belatedly) answer questions that … Continue reading

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Monday #402

Last Monday I said there would be a round up of our Christmas posts this weekend, but as I’ve not published on a Sunday in a while I’m in the habit of thinking my blogging week is done when the … Continue reading

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