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Enid Blyton references in other works of fiction

For quite a long time I have been keeping a list of all the times I’ve found references to Enid Blyton in other things I have been reading. I think I now have enough to write a post now, though … Continue reading

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Monday #470

A bit late in the day, but I was drawing a blank on what to write about! I’ve finally come up with something, though. PS, yes, Friday’s post was an April Fool’s. Sadly Stephen King has no plans to write … Continue reading

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March 2022 round up

Phew, it’s the first of April already. I hope you enjoyed this morning’s post! We had a brief warm spell in March where we could sit outside in short sleeves, but by the end of the week it was snowing. … Continue reading

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Stephen King vs Enid Blyton

I’m being a little bit pre-emptive, here. There is not, to my knowledge any drama going on yet, but I’m sure that there will be soon. Though, as with Jacqueline Wilson Vs Enid Blyton, what really happened was Blyton fans … Continue reading

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The Six Cousins covers through the years

It has been a while since I have looked at book covers, but I was looking for something reasonably quick and easy to write this week and the Six Cousins seemed to fit the bill. There are only two books … Continue reading

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Monday #469

It is the last Monday of March and the clocks have just changed, meaning the evenings are much lighter all of a sudden. We’ve also had some lovely spring weather – almost summer weather, though it’s due to be minus … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV series two – Episodes seven and eight

I have been assured by a couple of different readers that this series improves as it goes on, and having watched episodes seven and eight now I can see some glimmers of hope. Not that this series has been particularly … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

I was convinced that I had read this as a child, and in fact I did have a copy of the book – one of those Parragon Children’s Classics with no illustrations. However I was certain I’d read it at … Continue reading

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Monday #468

Last week rather got away from me – somehow it took all week to write about Shirley Hughes, leaving no time for Malory Towers. I did read A Little Princess, though, which gives me something to write about this week. … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: Shirley Hughes

Usually the title of my if you like Blyton posts contain either a book title or a series by an author, but seeing as I’ve loved everything I’ve read by Shirley Hughes I’m just going to recommend her entire output. … Continue reading

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Monday #467

Thankfully this is the last week of winter, as spring officially begins on Sunday. I know that the weather doesn’t always take not of this fact, but we can always hope. It could also be the last week of legal … Continue reading

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New Class at Malory Towers: The Show Must Go On by Rebecca Westcott

We have now reached the final story in the book! The plot of The Show Must Go On From the title I had already guessed that this would be about the girls putting on some sort of show, which is … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene

My if-you-like-Blyton post usually suggest books that are slightly less well-known, either newish authors or books that might have been forgotten over time. Whereas Nancy Drew is very much a household name, having been around since the 1930s in various … Continue reading

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Monday #466

We had some actual warm sunshine this week which was nice, it definitely feels like spring is on the way now. (I’m probably tempting fate by saying that and there’ll be heavy snow this week, but at least Brodie would … Continue reading

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New Class at Malory Towers: The Secret Princess by Narinder Dhami

I have reviewed the first two stories – A Bob and a Weave and Bookworms, and now for story three. I have been told that this is the best story in terms of characterisation, so I am wondering if I … Continue reading

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February 2022 round up

February has passed by pretty pretty quickly, even for the shortest month of the year. We are now into March, when the days definitely start to get longer, a little warmer, and hopefully a lot less windy! March is also … Continue reading

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Monday #465

It is almost March now which means the clocks will be going forward, and spring starts! February seems to have gone by very quickly, even for the shortest month of the year. But beyond that, I hope that March brings … Continue reading

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New Class at Malory Towers: Bookworms by Lucy Mangan

I’ve had this book ages but only recently read the first story, A Bob and a Weave by Patricia Lawrence. I wrote so much about that one short story that I’ve had to review each story in a separate post. … Continue reading

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A guide to Enid Blyton reference books

I have already written a guide to Enid Blyton biographies, books which have covered various aspects of her life and career, so what’s left are some non-fiction books that don’t really fit the biography category. So You Think You Know … Continue reading

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Monday #464

It is back to just me writing this week, and although I was able to come up with two posts fairly easily it has taken me until 11.30pm on Monday night to write this. If I’m lucky I’ll get it … Continue reading

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