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Monday #274

Enid Blyton in the Ultimate First Book Guide and Noddy and the Farmyard Muddle Amelia Jane slept for an hour – and then she began having horrid dreams about falling into a river and getting cold and wet. She woke … Continue reading

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Monday #273

Letters to Enid volume 6 and Five Go Off to Camp part 2 Noddy and the Tootles is the penultimate book in the series of 24 books about Noddy. The Tootles are a family of musical gypsies who camp by … Continue reading

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Monday #272

Last week was a very busy one so not only did I not review Five Go Off to Camp, I didn’t even take it off the shelf. Oops! I will try harder this week. May round up and Five Go … Continue reading

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Monday #271

Letters to Enid volume 5 and Five Go Off to Camp “Now, when I were a boy, a boy not much older than this here youngster, there wasn’t no light-house out there – but there was always them wicked rocks! … Continue reading

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What Would Julian Do? The Religion of Julianity

I don’t even remember quite how this started, but in 2011 Stef and I created a Facebook page called Julianity. We’ve just scheduled it for deletion, actually, as it had been a very long time since we have posted anything … Continue reading

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Monday #270

What Would Julian Do? The religion of Julianity and Mr Galliano’s Circus covers through the years “What sauce to call me Jenny Wren at my age!” Miss Wren would say, but her gentle brown eyes would twinkle, and everyone would … Continue reading

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Monday #269

Letters to Enid volume 4 and Summer Term at Malory Towers The Caravan Family is the first book in what’s sometimes known as the Caravan Family series. In it, Mike Belinda, Ann and Mummy have been living with Granny while … Continue reading

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Search terms, the whole nine yards

Ah the things people search for! I never fail to find something amusing when I look. Here are the best of the latest crop. Misguided questions Famous Five why do Georgina and Henrietta break up? I wasn’t aware that they were … Continue reading

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Monday #268

More Blyton search terms and Five on Kirrin Island Again part 2 One of the questions you so often ask me is about my childhood. You are in the middle of yours. You quite naturally want to know what mine … Continue reading

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Monday #267

April round up and More letters to Enid The two boys held their breath. Good gracious! They were right in the middle of something very queer! Why were these men meeting at this tumbledown place? Who were they and what … Continue reading

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Monday #266

Short stories from Rainy Day Stories and Five on Kirrin Island Again “This bird,” he said, looking at Kiki suddenly, “this bird – it must be in a cage. I order it.” Gus and Kiki get off to a bad … Continue reading

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Monday #265

More Letters to Enid and Enid Blyton in The Child and the Book SORRY NOT TO SEE YOU THESE HOLS. HAVE GOT A MYSTERY TO SOLVE IN TIPPYLOOLOO, AND AM LEAVING BY AEROPLANE TO-DAY. ALL THE BEST! FATTY Fatty sends … Continue reading

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Monday #264

Barney Mystery covers through the years and The Mystery of the Skull The Mystery of the Invisible Thief is the 8th Find-Outers mystery. As the title suggests there is a thief in Peterswood. An invisible thief. One who is never … Continue reading

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Monday #263

As it is April Fool’s day today, I had thought about opening this post with a false story about a brand-new and never- before discovered Enid Blyton book. But I wasn’t sure that I could carry it off convincingly. March … Continue reading

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Monday #262

Enid Blyton in the Who’s Who of Children’s Literature and New Term at Malory Towers by Pamela Cox Mam’zelle saw with great pleasure that once again she could lock somebody into somewhere. She began to think that burglar-catching was the … Continue reading

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Monday #261

Malory Towers covers part 2 and Noddy and the Pirates Mystery Moor was once called Misty Moor, because of the terrible mists that crept across it from the sea. Then, one day, the Bartletts who ran a small train to … Continue reading

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Monday #260

Hopefully I will get things right this week after messing up the past two. Five Go Feasting and Short Stories from Enid Blyton’s Happy Story Book “Surely our ducks quack more loudly than any others? And need we keep that … Continue reading

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Monday #259

Malory Towers covers through the years and Short stories from Enid Blyton’s Happy Story Book “Oh? You’ve got some brains then? That’s good hearing, that is. But I’m busy now, and can’t stop to talk about your brains, Master Frederick. … Continue reading

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Monday #258

Enid Blyton’s short stories and February round up “This is a real secret passage. A really proper one. Golly – isn’t it fun!” Brock says what they’re all thinking in The Secret of Cliff Castle. The Mystery of the Burnt … Continue reading

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Monday #257

My top Blyton locations and Five Go Off in a Caravan part 2 To his enormous astonishment he saw two Mr Larkins on the ground. Two faces with straggly beards and shaggy eyebrows and thick glasses looked up at him, blinking in … Continue reading

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