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Monday #249

Christmassy bits from Enid Blyton’s Magazine and Letters to Enid 19 Hallo, hallo, here’s Santa Claus, He’s come to see you all because To-morrow’s Christmas Day! So bring the ducks and bears and gollies, Motor-cars and books and dollies, Crackers … Continue reading

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An updated round-up of Christmas posts 2019

We’ve done this once before but have written a lot since then – so here’s a new guide to all our Christmassy posts from the past six years. (I had written this ready to go up in December 2018, but … Continue reading

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Monday #248

A very rounded week this week. Round up of Christmas posts and November round up “That’s the way I always go into and out of a house.It’s much more exciting than using the door.” Father Christmas extols the virtues of … Continue reading

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Monday #247

Thursday is the 51st anniversary of Enid Blyton’s death. We have done a special post in the past to mark the occasion but I haven’t anything planned this year, as I write something every week that I hope shows the … Continue reading

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Monday #246

I did warn you last week: The Christmas posts are starting from now! (There are less than six weeks to go, you know.) Christmas gift guide 2019 and If you like Blyton: The Harveys See it Through by Phyllis Gegan … Continue reading

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Monday #245

This is the last week before I start on the Christmas posts, you have been warned! Letters to Enid part 18 and Updates to the Naughtiest Girl part 3 The Mystery of Banshee Towers is the fifteenth and final Five-Find … Continue reading

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Monday #244

Noddy is 70 years old this month! His first book, Noddy Goes to Toyland was published in November 1949. I thought we would have a bit of a Noddy theme today and a review of a Noddy book on Wednesday … Continue reading

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Monday #243

Remember, remember the fifth of November and Updates to Blyton’s Texts: The Naughtiest Girl in the School The countryside lay smiling in the afternoon sunshine. Cottages clustered together here and there, and cattle grazed in the fields. In the distance, … Continue reading

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Monday #242

Enid Blyton at Halloween? and Letters to Enid part 17 Curly runned away, he runned fast! Benny blames his pigling for leading him astray in Five Go to Billycock Hill. The Saucy Jane Family is the second book about the … Continue reading

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Monday #241

If you like Blyton: A Mystery for Ninepence by Phyllis Gegan and Updates to Blyton’s texts: The Naughtiest Girl in the School Sid was quite overcome at his wonderful evening. First there was what he called a ‘smasher of a … Continue reading

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Monday #240

Letters to Enid part 16 and Five Get Into Trouble Fattish! Could the owner of the sleep-walking uncle be – that fat boy! Was is that pest again, On the Track of Something as usual? Mr Goon is rather upset … Continue reading

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Monday #239

  September round up and The Naughtiest Girl in the School covers through the years Far below the waterfall resolved itself into a winding river that curved round the foot of the mountain. The children could not see where it … Continue reading

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Monday #238

Letters to Enid part 15 and The Famous Five the Musical: Smuggler’s Gold “Mollie! Peter! Come quickly! The chair is growing its wings again!” Chinky summons the children so that they can go on another adventure in Adventures of the … Continue reading

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Search terms 10

The latest Google searches, straight from the stats page. Summaries We get a whole load of searches looking for summaries every month. Quite often they are for a book, but equally often they want a poem or chapter summarised. Blyton’s … Continue reading

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Monday #237

Search terms #10 and On my bookshelf 6 Fifth Formers of St Clare’s is not the fifth book in the series, even it it sounds like it should be. It is actually the sixth and final book, after three books … Continue reading

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Code reader from The Famous Five’s Survival Guide

Published in 2008, The Famous Five’s Survival Guide is now, as far as I know, sold out and out-of-print. There may be a few copies lurking in bookshops but on the whole if you want one; you’ll need to go … Continue reading

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Monday #236

Letters to Enid part 14 and If you like Blyton: The Cherrys by Will Scott The Twins at St Clare’s is the first book in the St Clare’s series. The titular twins, Pat and Isabel don’t want to go to … Continue reading

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Monday #235

August round up and On my bookshelf part 5 The Mystery of the Vanished Prince is the ninth mystery for the Five-Find Outers. As the title suggests the mystery is that a young prince has gone missing. Having already dressed … Continue reading

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Monday #234

On my bookshelf part 4 and Letters to Enid part 13 Fancy – you never would clean Daddy’s bicycle for him when he asked you to. I suppose it’s because you’ll get a shilling from Mr. Fraser – and Mummy … Continue reading

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Monday #233

11 Things I’ve learned about camping from Enid Blyton and Letters to Enid volume 12 Heyho for a starry night and a heathery bed. Jack doesn’t ask for much on their Secret Island, just a comfortable bed and no rain! … Continue reading

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