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Monday #264

I’m excited to watch the new Malory Towers adaptation which is coming to the BBC iPlayer today. It might make self-isolation that little bit more bearable. If it wasn’t for Brodie I would be devouring books – many by Blyton … Continue reading

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Monday #263

Letters to Enid part 21 and The Naughtiest Girl continued: The Naughtiest Girl Helps a Friend The dragon ought to be left to sleep as it is. If you stir it, there’s no telling what might happen. Morgan Jones’ warning … Continue reading

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Monday #262

The Five as you’ve never seen them before, part 2 and Introducing Fanfic Friday (because who doesn’t love alliteration!) Cunningham and Petrov, the Mystery of the Missing Aeroplane Amelia Jane slept for an hour- and then she began having horrid … Continue reading

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Monday #261

A little later in the day than planned, but it’s still Monday at least. February round up and Letters to Enid 19 The Magic Faraway Tree is getting a new installment next month, written by Jeanne Willis. It is called … Continue reading

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Monday #265

I’ve rather lost track of the days but I think it’s Monday now! Blyton’s best jokes and pranks and March round up As you know I’ve been watching the CBBC adaptation of Malory Towers. I’ve also discovered there is a … Continue reading

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Monday #260

Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Aeroplane chapter 3 and The Naughtiest Girl Continued: The Naughtiest Girl Keeps a Secret A mystified garage mechanic had been called after Enid had made repeated, unsuccessful attempts to start the engine. … Continue reading

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Monday #259

A guide to unnecessary retellings of Blyton’s works and The Famous Five as you’ve never seen them before The wind howled round and shook the tree violently. Something fell from the tree and hit the raging man full on the … Continue reading

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Monday #258

It’s Valentine’s day on Friday! Romance didn’t often feature in Enid Blyton’s books (just look at Bill’s ‘proposal’ to Allie, below), but we’ve written a few romantic stories featuring some of her characters once they’ve grown up. They are: First … Continue reading

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Monday #257

January round up and Macaroons It was a waterfall – but what a big one! It fell from a great height, almost sheerly down the mountainside, and cascaded far below them, fine spray rising high in the air. It wetted … Continue reading

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Monday #256

Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Aeroplane (a new fanfic story!) and The Naughtiest Girl updated part 5 Jack undid a rope from round his waist. He nearly always had one there. Jack is always prepared (and perhaps … Continue reading

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Monday #255

A guide to Blyton’s sequels, prequels and continuations and My 2019 in books and Blyton He climbed higher still. When he next looked down he gave a cry of surprise. He could see right down into the hollow trunk of … Continue reading

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Monday #254

If you like Blyton: A guide to other authors and The Naughtiest Girl updated part 4 If I do try hard to be good, and do everything I ought to, will you please ask Miss Belle and Miss Best to … Continue reading

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Monday #253

December 2019 round up and First Date: a St Andrews Story It is likely that the Nature Charts for January will show snowy, frosty days, for as the proverb says, stronger cold comes with the longer days. Keep a list … Continue reading

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2019 Birthday and Christmas present round up

First I’ll admit that’s a slightly misleading title as I didn’t actually get any Blytonian presents for my birthday this year – gasp! I did get two Blytonian birthday cards, however. There are a few cards out there based on … Continue reading

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Monday #252 – the last of the year!

This is the last post of the year and of the decade! You may be pleased to know that’s the end to the Christmas quotes in the Monday posts but I think I’ll move on to wintry ones as having … Continue reading

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Monday #251 – Merry Christmas!

Christmas is finally here! This will be the only post this week, as I’m taking the rest of the week off to celebrate and eat too much. (After I’ve cleaned and tidied and wrapped etc!) I’ll be back on Monday … Continue reading

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Monday #250

Last week before Christmas! Eileen Soper at Christmas and Five Fall Into Adventure part 2 There were trees about three feet high, just big enough for a small nursery. Then there were rows of bigger trees, whose branches could take … Continue reading

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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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