Author Archives: Fiona

If You Like Blyton: The New Bobbsey Twins #5 The Case of the Close Encounter

Recently Sean introduced us to the first of the New Bobbsey Twins books with his review of the first book in the series, The Secret of Jungle Park. Now he will take us through his favourites from the series starting … Continue reading

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Monday #395

  The New Bobbsey Twins #5: The Case of the Close Encounter by Laura Lee Hope and Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Agent chapter 16 WHOOOOOOOSH! David was famous for his sneezes – but this was a … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Agent chapter 15

Last time Anatoly, Bentley and Thompson visited the cliff-island the children first visited and found some signs of recent human habitation, but no children and no Bill of course. Chapter 15 After they finding their first clues as to where … Continue reading

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Dog Loves Books and Enid Brighton

I feel like that post title needs a bit of explaining. Dog Loves Books is a CBeebies programme. Based on a book by Louise Yates it features Dog who owns a bookshop and his friend Pug, who go on adventures … Continue reading

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Monday #394

I did have a holiday planned for this week but due to the rules in Scotland it has had to be postponed until April 2021 (it had already been postponed from April 2020). Dog Loves Books and Enid Brighton and … Continue reading

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Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Agent chapter 14

Last time Anatoly, Bentley and Thompson survived their night with the chickens and started their search properly. Chapter 14 They had managed to get dried and dressed again before they reached the next island and both Anatoly and Thompson were … Continue reading

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How to store Enid Blyton’s Magazines

I recently reorganised my Enid Blyton’s Magazines and thought I’d share the process and results for you. As we know Enid Blyton wrote a lot of magazines. 250 issues of Sunny Stories for Little Folk, 552 of Enid Blyton’s Sunny … Continue reading

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Monday #393

It’s October and that means the schools are off where I am – I now have to actually know and care about these things as it means Brodie is off nursery. They came off last week actually but I’ve only … Continue reading

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Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Agent chapter 13

Last time the search and rescue team ignored the fisherman’s warning and ran into a bit of trouble. Chapter 13 It took Anatoly a long time to get to sleep, he kept wondering where Bill was and how he was … Continue reading

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Monday #392

It’s October, the days are getting noticeably shorter and the heating will probably be going on soon. Here’s what’s coming up on the blog this week. If You Like Blyton: The New Bobbsey Twins #1, The Secret of Jungle Park … Continue reading

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September 2020 Round Up

I can hardly believe that it is autumn already, even though it has felt quite wintry the past week. Not ideal when we are currently not allowed to meet anyone else indoors! I am still on furlough, though what will … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Agent chapter 12

Last time Anatoly and his colleagues reached their first Scottish island and met the same fisherman that Bill and the children did on their first day at sea. Chapter 12 Bentley skirted the east side of the fisherman’s island for … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: The Adventurers and the Temple of Treasure by Jemma Hatt

I recently read, or should I say listened to the first Adventurers book; The Cursed Castle and reviewed it. I was sent audiobooks of the first three titles in the series on audiobook by Jemma Hatt herself, in exchange for … Continue reading

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Monday #391

This is going up a bit later than usual as I procrastinated so long last night over choosing a quote to feature that I forgot to do it in the end and went to bed… If you like Blyton: The … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Agent chapter 11

Last time Bill had his first interrogation and Anatoly, Pete Bentley and Thompson set off on a search and rescue mission. Chapter 11 On the harbour Henty stood by Bennett. “Interesting choice to send into the lion’s den,” he remarked, … Continue reading

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The Island of Adventure: An audio review

As I’ve mentioned a few times I’m a big fan of audiobooks. They mean I can take in a book while doing other mundane tasks like hanging washing or cooking a meal. I can also listen while out walking – … Continue reading

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Monday #390

Recent visitors to the Fan fiction page at the top of the blog might have noticed a new heading: External fan fiction links. There is only one such link at the moment and it is to the story Watergate Bay … Continue reading

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

Last time Bill got to grips with his captivity and Anatoly paired up with a couple of familiar faces from their adventure in the Austrian valley the year before. Chapter 10 Some time later the door to the shack was … Continue reading

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Five Have a Wonderful Time part 2

It’s been a while since part 1 of my review. I had intended to have part two done a week or two ago on a Sunday and then entirely forgot about it – I hadn’t even read the rest of … Continue reading

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Monday #389

Five Have a Wonderful Time part 2 and Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Agent chapter 10 During their quarantine time the twins could not go out to tea, and could have no one in to play with … Continue reading

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