Book reviews – other authors

We’ve reviewed so many books that the index was getting rather unwieldy. I thought I would split them into Blyton’s books and ones by other authors.

This one for the other authors covers our ‘If you like Blyton’ recommendations and also the various continuations to Blyton’s series by other people.

Reading Recommendations

Blyton for grown ups
A guide to Blyton for grown-ups
Brighton Belle by Sara Sheridan
Five Go Glamping by Liz Tipping
The Language of the Dead by Stephen Kelly
The Red House Mystery by A.A. Milne
A Man of Some Repute by Elizabeth Edmondson
Too Many Cooks by Marina Pascoe
If you like Blyton
A guide to other great authors
The Adventure Island Series by Helen Moss
The Adventurers and the Cursed Castle by Jemma Hatt
The Adventurers and the Temple of Treasure by Jemma Hatt
The Adventurers and the City of Secrets by Jemma Hatt
The Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann
Arsenic for Tea by Robin Stevens
The Bobbsey Twins by Laura Lee Hope (Sean)
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
The Cherrys by Will Scott
Cream Buns and Crime by Robin Stevens
Dead Man’s Cove by Lauren St John (Stef )
Dead Man’s Cove (Fiona)
Diamonds and Daggers by Elen Caldecott
Frozen in Time by Ali Sparkes
The Harveys See it Through by Phyllis Gegan
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
The Lone Pine Series by Malcolm Saville
A Mystery for Ninepence by Phyllis Gegan
The Milly-Molly-Mandy Stories by Joyce Lankester Brisley
Mischief at Midnight by Esme Kerr, part 1
Mischief at Midnight by Esme Kerr, part 2
Mischief at Midnight by Esme Kerr, part 3
The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine
Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens (Stef)
Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens (Fiona)
Mystery at Witchend by Malcolm Saville
The Mystery of Wickworth Manor by Elen Caldecott
The Mystery of the Whistling Caves by Helen Moss
The New Bobbsey Twins #1 The Secret of Jungle Park by Laura Lee Hope (Sean)
The New Bobbsey Twins #5 The Case of the Close Encounter by Laura Lee Hope (Sean)
The New Bobbsey Twins #22 The Super -Duper Cookie Caper by Laura Lee Hope (Sean)
The Secret of Cliff Castle by Mary Pollock
The Secret of Dead Man’s Cove
Miscellaneous fiction
Pea’s Book of Holidays by Susie Day
The Famous Five Adventure Game book 2 as played by Fiona
The Famous Five Diary by Mary Danby
The Mysterious Boy by Julie Robinson

Continuation books and prequels

A guide to prequels, sequels and continuations
A guide to unnecessary retellings of Blyton’s work
Game books
The Adventures of George and Timmy (Sue Welford)
Part 1
Part 2: Timmy The Fearless Puppy
Part 3: A Curious Treasure
Part 4: A Footprint in the Sand
Famous Five for Grown-ups
Five Go Gluten Free
Five on Brexit Island
Five Go Parenting
Five Go on a Strategy Away Day (Stef)
Five Go on a Strategy Away Day (Fiona)
Five Give up the Booze
Five Forget Mother’s Day
Malory Towers continued by Pamela Cox
New Term at Malory Towers
Summer Term at Malory Towers
The Naughtiest Girl continued by Anne Digby
The Naughtiest Girl Keeps a Secret
The Naughtiest Girl Helps a Friend
The Naughtiest Girl Saves the Day
The Case of the Hiding Pirates
Secret Seven continued by Pamela Butchart
Mystery of the Skull


Tell Me About Enid Blyton by Gillian Baverstock
Gillian Baverstock Remembers Enid Blyton
Cookery Books
Five Go Feasting
Jolly Good Food by Allegra McEvedy
Miscellaneous non-fiction
Dissecting the Magic of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five by Liam Martin
So You Think You Know Enid Blyton’s Famous Five?
Ripping Thing to Do by Jane Brocket
Who’s Who in Enid Blyton by Eva Rice
Part One: Adventure Stories
Part Two: School Stories
Part Three: Toys and Enchantment
Who’s Who in Enid Blyton by Eva Rice, revisited

Last updated 12/02/21