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My Blyton best short stories

If you go onto the Enid Blyton Society’s Cave of Books, you’ll be able to find out about all of Enid Blyton’s books, her series, short stories and novels and novelettes: they have worked tirelessly to gather all the information … Continue reading

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Reading Blyton for comfort

Now if you’re anything like me, you like having the option to read an Enid Blyton book occasionally (or all the time) for nostalgia or because it was the first book of hers you read. I reckon we all have … Continue reading

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Funniest Scenes from the 90s Famous Five

Especially in the second series of the 90s Famous Five, we had some cracking funny and cringe worthy moments.  I thought we would have a look three of the best ones. 3. Uncle Quentin’s sandwiches in Five Run Away Together … Continue reading

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Blyton’s bothersome bests: Those I love to hate

It was really hard to come up with a blog this time around, I must admit I am really struggling at the moment, so it was actually Fiona who had the idea for this blog, for which I am grateful … Continue reading

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Top nostalgic Blyton reads

We all have our favourite reads, the ones we go back to time and time again, like a comfort blanket but made of our favourite Blyton reads. I have decided to share my top three with you. Be warned, you … Continue reading

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My favourite Blyton locations

Many times over the years we have shown you the places which Enid Blyton lived or was associated with over the span of her life, even if some places like Green Hedges unfortunately no longer exist. In this post however … Continue reading

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Blyton’s food

Since 2013 there have been around a dozen posts on the blog about the Blyton like food you can make yourselves, with I think the favourite being macaroons (which are also now a firm favourite with my boyfriend’s family). I … Continue reading

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Famous Five on TV

As we all know, there have been various adaptations of the Famous Five books for the TV and big Saturday afternoon screenings back in the fiftes, but I thought we’d just have a look at the reviews I’ve done over … Continue reading

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Bourne End overview

Over the years we’ve written a lot about our trips to Enid Blyton’s magical home of Old Thatch and Bourne End, even though we haven’t really written about it since. So I thought I would remind you all of our … Continue reading

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Making Blyton’s food: Jam tarts from the Jolly Good Food book

The Jolly Good Food book, by Allegra McEvedy was new out last year and we haven’t gotten around to looking at it, but I thought I’d share a recipe with you from it, for everyone to try! Ingredients – For … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton Fund for Seven Stories

Originally posted on Seven Stories' Enid Blyton Blog:
We are thrilled to announce a new £¾m fund to benefit the work of Seven Stories, which has been founded thanks to the Enid Blyton Trust for Children.  Its Trustees have decided to wind…

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If you like Blyton: The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine

The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow. Now if that doesn’t sound Blytonian I don’t know what does. It makes you think of the Five Find-Outers and Dog, which is a good place to start.  However what I’ve read of the … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton’s Book of Christmas Treats

I was lucky enough to find a copy of this in my branch library a week ago and knew I had to have it for the blog. Much like the Christmas Stories I reviewed last year this is a collection … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: The Mysterious Boy by Julie Robinson

It’s a bit late I know but it is a crazy time of year so I hope you’ll forgive me. As stated I am going to take a look at Julie Robinson’s first book The Mysterious Boy. Julie is someone I … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Holly Lane, part 2

So last week I hadn’t managed to read all of the book, so I only reviewed half of the book. This week I will look at the other half. Shall we begin?   The mystery deepens  As the mystery moves … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Holly Lane, part 1

So I’ve managed to do that thing where I don’t manage to get through the entire book when I set myself this blog to write about on Monday. I don’t think I actually have a copy of this book and … Continue reading

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Blyton for Grown Ups: Five Go Glamping by Liz Tipping

Before you worry, this is not another of the Bruno Vincent’s grown up Famous Five, but a play on the idea of four people and a dog experiencing camping or glamping and “getting back to nature” but with a few added … Continue reading

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Blyton for Grown Ups: The Language of the Dead by Stephen Kelly

WARNING: THIS BOOK IS NOT AS COSY AS SOME OF THE OTHERS I HAVE REVIEWED FOR YOU. SOME READERS MAY NOT BE COMFORTABLE WITH THE STORY’S CONCLUSION. However, I read it, and I’ve got nothing else to bring you this … Continue reading

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Blyton for Grown Ups: The Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne

Betcha didn’t know that A. A. Milne, the father and creator of Winnie the Pooh wrote a mystery novel. Well neither did I until I was out on holiday with my Dad in Weston-Super-Mare and spotted this book on the … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Strange Bundle, part 2

I think I must be in some sort of ‘anti-Fatty’ mood right now because I struggled to finish this book. It didn’t appeal to me I guess and the mystery is a bit dry. Lets take a look shall we? … Continue reading

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