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Monday #274

Enid Blyton in the Ultimate First Book Guide and Noddy and the Farmyard Muddle Amelia Jane slept for an hour – and then she began having horrid dreams about falling into a river and getting cold and wet. She woke … Continue reading

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Five Go off to Camp part 2

Last time I wrote a lot about Mr Luffy and the Andrews/Robbins family, and very little about the actual storyline or adventure. Let me remedy that now! The big adventure Now I’ve just read the book in the past week … Continue reading

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Letters to Enid volume 6

Previous letters pages can be found here. Letters page from Volume 1, issue 15. September 30th – October 13th, 1953 OUR LETTER PAGE  1. A letter from Joan Bickerton, Whin Garth, Gunnerton, Hexam. Dear Enid Blyton, You may be very … Continue reading

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Monday #273

Letters to Enid volume 6 and Five Go Off to Camp part 2 Noddy and the Tootles is the penultimate book in the series of 24 books about Noddy. The Tootles are a family of musical gypsies who camp by … Continue reading

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Five Go Off to Camp

This is the seventh book in the series, a series which was only meant to run for six book! Children loved the Famous Five so much, however, that Blyton wrote another six. And another six. And then a final three. … Continue reading

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May 2019 round up

What I have read After taking a bit of a break from the Outlander series in order to read some other things, I’ve gone through two more and I’m now on the eighth book. I’m almost halfway through my hundred … Continue reading

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Monday #272

Last week was a very busy one so not only did I not review Five Go Off to Camp, I didn’t even take it off the shelf. Oops! I will try harder this week. May round up and Five Go … Continue reading

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Letters to Enid volume 5

Previous letters pages can be found here. Letters page from Volume 1, issue 14. September 16th-29th 1953 OUR LETTER PAGE  1. A letter from Jean McGregor, aged 9, 6 Grenville Road, Padstow, Cornwall Dear Enid Blyton, My friend and I … Continue reading

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Monday #271

Letters to Enid volume 5 and Five Go Off to Camp “Now, when I were a boy, a boy not much older than this here youngster, there wasn’t no light-house out there – but there was always them wicked rocks! … Continue reading

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Mr Galliano’s Circus covers through the years

Seeing as I like looking at all the different cover designs that Enid Blyton’s books have had over the years, I’ve decided it’s Mr Galliano’s Circus’ turn. I have already looked at The Famous Five, The Secret Series, The Adventure … Continue reading

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What Would Julian Do? The Religion of Julianity

I don’t even remember quite how this started, but in 2011 Stef and I created a Facebook page called Julianity. We’ve just scheduled it for deletion, actually, as it had been a very long time since we have posted anything … Continue reading

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Monday #270

What Would Julian Do? The religion of Julianity and Mr Galliano’s Circus covers through the years “What sauce to call me Jenny Wren at my age!” Miss Wren would say, but her gentle brown eyes would twinkle, and everyone would … Continue reading

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Summer Term at Malory Towers by Pamela Cox

A couple of months ago I read and reviewed the first of Pamela Cox’s Malory Towers books, New Term at Malory Towers. I wouldn’t say I loved it, though I thought it was a decent attempt at an Enid Blyton … Continue reading

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Letters to Enid volume 4

Past letters pages can be found under the letters page tag. Letters page from Volume 1, issue 13. September 2nd-15th 1953 OUR LETTER PAGE  1. A letter from Avril Archer, Lisheens, Carrickmines, Co. Dublin. Dear Enid Blyton; I have been … Continue reading

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Monday #269

Letters to Enid volume 4 and Summer Term at Malory Towers The Caravan Family is the first book in what’s sometimes known as the Caravan Family series. In it, Mike Belinda, Ann and Mummy have been living with Granny while … Continue reading

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Five on Kirrin Island Again part 2

I didn’t mention the Curtons at all in part one of my review, very remiss of me! The Curtons Martin and his father are staying in a cottage belonging to the coastguard. Martin, as seen through the eyes of the … Continue reading

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Search terms, the whole nine yards

Ah the things people search for! I never fail to find something amusing when I look. Here are the best of the latest crop. Misguided questions Famous Five why do Georgina and Henrietta break up? I wasn’t aware that they were … Continue reading

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Monday #268

More Blyton search terms and Five on Kirrin Island Again part 2 One of the questions you so often ask me is about my childhood. You are in the middle of yours. You quite naturally want to know what mine … Continue reading

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Letters to Enid volume 3

Previous letters pages can be found under the letters page tag. Letters page from Volume 1, issue 12. August 19th – September 1st 1953 OUR LETTER PAGE  1. A letter from Joan Richards, Warren Farm, Pyrford, Woking Dear Enid Blyton; … Continue reading

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April 2019 round up

What I have read After a slow few months I’ve not only caught up to my target but I have exceeded it! As a reward I’ve allowed myself to borrow the next Outlander book. I’ve finished: The Nightingale Christmas Show … Continue reading

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