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Monday #241

If you like Blyton: A Mystery for Ninepence by Phyllis Gegan and Updated to Blyton’s texts: The Naughtiest Girl in the School Sid was quite overcome at his wonderful evening. First there was what he called a ‘smasher of a … Continue reading

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Five Get Into Trouble

It has been ages since my last Famous Five review. Three months, in fact! I had almost forgotten I had been doing them. But here I am with book number eight. So far only books one and two have been … Continue reading

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Letters to Enid part 16

Previous letters pages can be found here. Letters page from Volume 2, issue 4. February 17th – March 2nd 1954. OUR LETTER PAGE  1. A letter from Betty Kerr, 2 Council Houses, Glenlougham, Scarva, Co. Down. Dear Enid Blyton, I … Continue reading

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Monday #240

Letters to Enid part 16 and Five Get Into Trouble Fattish! Could the owner of the sleep-walking uncle be – that fat boy! Was is that pest again, On the Track of Something as usual? Mr Goon is rather upset … Continue reading

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The Naughtiest Girl in the School covers through the years

Previous covers through the years : The Famous Five, The Adventure Series, The Secret Series, Malory Towers, The Barney Mysteries, Mr Galliano’s Circus, St Clare’s There are only three Naughtiest Girl books if you are counting the original novels; The … Continue reading

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September 2019 round up

It’s September now, and judging by the sudden plummet in temperatures, Summer is firmly over! What I have read The Devil Wears Prada – Lauren Weisberger The Well of Lost Plots (Thursday Next #3) – Jasper Fforde When Did You … Continue reading

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Monday #239

  September round up and The Naughtiest Girl in the School covers through the years Far below the waterfall resolved itself into a winding river that curved round the foot of the mountain. The children could not see where it … Continue reading

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The Famous Five the Musical: Smuggler’s Gold

I had watched this musical once before, at Stef’s house, but I’d forgotten just about everything about it including the plot, songs and characters. We watched it at my house this time as I got it on DVD for my … Continue reading

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Letters to Enid part 15

Previous letters pages can be found here. This is the third magazine in a row that doesn’t have a letters page. Enid says in her newsletter I’m so sorry – but again there is no letters page for your letters this week. As you … Continue reading

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Monday #238

Letters to Enid part 15 and The Famous Five the Musical: Smuggler’s Gold “Mollie! Peter! Come quickly! The chair is growing its wings again!” Chinky summons the children so that they can go on another adventure in Adventures of the … Continue reading

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On my bookshelf part 6

I’ve covered all my Blytons now, and most of my childrens’ books, so I thought I would just give a quick overview of my other bookcase. This one is mostly books for grown-ups. The detective/supernatural shelf Not everything fits that … Continue reading

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Search terms 10

The latest Google searches, straight from the stats page. Summaries We get a whole load of searches looking for summaries every month. Quite often they are for a book, but equally often they want a poem or chapter summarised. Blyton’s … Continue reading

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Monday #237

Search terms #10 and On my bookshelf 6 Fifth Formers of St Clare’s is not the fifth book in the series, even it it sounds like it should be. It is actually the sixth and final book, after three books … Continue reading

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Code reader from The Famous Five’s Survival Guide

Published in 2008, The Famous Five’s Survival Guide is now, as far as I know, sold out and out-of-print. There may be a few copies lurking in bookshops but on the whole if you want one; you’ll need to go … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: The Cherrys by Will Scott

I’ll begin this with two points: One – I feel bad about recommending this series because the books are quite hard to find and rather expensive when they are for sale. But not bad enough to not write this post. … Continue reading

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Letters to Enid part 14

Previous letters pages can be found here. Again there is no regular letters page as instead we have the remaining prize winners from the Christmas competition. From the newsletter at the back of the magazine: NO LETTER PAGE. I am … Continue reading

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Monday #236

Letters to Enid part 14 and If you like Blyton: The Cherrys by Will Scott The Twins at St Clare’s is the first book in the St Clare’s series. The titular twins, Pat and Isabel don’t want to go to … Continue reading

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On my bookshelf part 5

I have written about most of my Blyton books already, but there are more children’s books in my collection. I have another shelf of mostly vintage books and one of mostly newer ones, which also has my collection of Blyton … Continue reading

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August 2019 round up

It’s September now, and judging by the sudden plummet in temperatures, Summer is firmly over! What I have read I did quite well even though I didn’t read much the week I was on holiday. I spent several evenings in … Continue reading

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Monday #235

August round up and On my bookshelf part 5 The Mystery of the Vanished Prince is the ninth mystery for the Five-Find Outers. As the title suggests the mystery is that a young prince has gone missing. Having already dressed … Continue reading

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