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Malory Towers on TV series two – Episode thirteen

Series three has been online for some time now, but here I am just getting to the end of series two. I don’t think that I’ve made any secret that I haven’t found this series as compelling as the first, … Continue reading

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Monday #501

Two weeks ago I marked ten years of the blog. Then I came down with tonsillitis (very florid tonsillitis according to my doctor…) and wasn’t up to doing much of anything for a week. Not a great start to my … Continue reading

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Ten years of World of Blyton

I find it hard to believe but World of Blyton was born ten years ago today! I remember Stef and I sitting in my bedroom at my parents’ house brainstorming ideas, and then blog names and writing our first post. … Continue reading

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October 2022 round up

What I have read I reached 100 books in September but of course I kept on reading. I haven’t updated my goal yet, but I may still do. Currently I’m at 109/100. What I have read: Charlie and the Great … Continue reading

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Monday #499

It’s the last Monday, and the last day, of October. That means firstly it’s Halloween today, and that the clocks went back yesterday morning. I’m writing this rather later than usual – at half past five – and it’s already … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV series two – Episodes eleven and twelve

I think it’s obvious that I haven’t gotten as into this series as I did the first – hence the sporadic posts with lengthy gaps between. I did sit down and watch the final three episodes of the series earlier … Continue reading

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Letters to Enid 25: From volume 2 issue 13

Previous letters pages can be found here.          Letters page from Volume 2, issue 13.          June 23rd – July 6, 1954. OUR LETTER PAGE  1. A letter from the “Famous Five,” c/o Jennifer … Continue reading

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Monday #498

Every week I have to check what number of Monday I am on. This week, it struck me that almost 500 Mondays, divided by 52 makes nearly 10 years. Checking the earliest post on the blog confirmed the maths – … Continue reading

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Blyton for grown-ups: Rules and Lessons by Jenny Colgan

I recommended the first in this series – Class – recently, and having read the other two in the series I thought I’d just write a little bit about those as well. Class A quick reminder of Class – Maggie … Continue reading

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Letters to Enid 24: From volume 2 issue 12

Previous letters pages can be found here. I had been hoping to find the next few issues before I ran out but it’s a year and a half since my last post and I still haven’t managed to get them. … Continue reading

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Monday #497

We are over half-way through October already so we are starting to think about Halloween in our house. Brodie wants to go ‘trick or treating’ for ‘candy’ and has been told it’s guising and sweets here (and he can only … Continue reading

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Five Go to Demon’s Rocks part 4

Phew, my fourth – and hopefully last review for Demon’s Rocks. I’ve never written a 4 part review for a Famous Five book until now and I didn’t really expect it. George as a boy George’s desire to be seen … Continue reading

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Monday #496

It feels like I was just writing my last (and lighthouse themed) Monday post but it was in fact a week ago. I haven’t visited any exciting places since then, but it’s the first of two weeks school holidays now, … Continue reading

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Five Go to Demon’s Rocks part 3 – Fanny, Quentin and Professor Hayling

In part one I looked at Demon’s Rocks as a location and in part two I looked at Jeremiah Boogle and the wreckers. Now, in part three I want to look at the endlessly amusing triangle of Uncle Quentin, Professor … Continue reading

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September 2022 round up

September is over and with it went the last dregs of summer. We are now into October and autumn, but here’s what I got up to in September. What I have read I reached 100 books this month, which was … Continue reading

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Monday #495

My weekend seemed to go past at whirlwind speed and I completely forgot about writing a Monday post on Sunday evening. I have at last remembered that today is Monday, though. September round up and Five Go to Demon’s Rocks … Continue reading

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Blyton for Grown-Ups: Class by Jenny Colgan

This is my first Blyton for Grown-Ups post – all the rest were written by Stef. To preface – I am always looking for books set in bookshops and libraries. I recently found The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan … Continue reading

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Five Go to Demon’s Rocks part 2 – Jeremiah Boogle and the Wreckers

Last time I focussed on Demon’s Rocks and the lighthouse. This time it’s going to be all about Jeremiah Boogle and the wreckers. All about Jeremiah Boogle Jeremiah Boogle is one of a few similar characters Blyton gives us. The … Continue reading

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Monday #494

It is now the last week of September, meaning we passed the autumn equinox a few days ago. It is definitely feeling more autumnal now, much cooler weather and darker evenings. My thick cardigans have come out and I am … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton and Queen Elizabeth II – The Story of Our Queen

I have found myself a bit emotional at times in the past weeks, since the announcement was made that the Queen had died . She had been monarch for my entire life – my parents’ entire lives – forever, or … Continue reading

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