Tag Archives: Amelia Jane

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 #279

Ten facts about the Adventure Series and me and Five Go Adventuring Again Amelia Jane had a lovely time all by herself. She snipped a hole in the curtains, and then she snipped another! Then she went to the hearth-rug … Continue reading

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Monday #263

  Ripping Things to Do by Jane Brockett and Funniest TV moments from the Famous Five Fatty shuffled his way to the bus-stop bench near Goon’s house. He let himself down slowly as if he indeed had a bad back. … Continue reading

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The Amelia Jane Bumper Book

I was intending to review one of my audio dramas  this week but I wasn’t in a mood to listen to one last night. On the plus side I did actually find all my audio CDs while tidying up so … Continue reading

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Another roundup of Blyton presents

As with last year I got spoiled on my birthday and at Christmas and managed to amass a pile of Blyton-themed gifts. Most of these will end up having blogs of their own as I read/listen and review them later … Continue reading

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More About Amelia Jane! part 1

Let’s start with me admitting to something: I’ve never read this book before. I didn’t have it as a child, but at some point in the  past few years I bought a copy (paid £13.50 for a first edition without … Continue reading

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Amelia Jane Again! part 2

I abandoned part one a bit abruptly (it was after midnight and it was already really rather long) so here I am continuing with part two and the other seven stories in the book. The next story in the book is Amelia … Continue reading

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Amelia Jane Again! part 1

Amelia Jane Again is the second Amelia Jane book, coming after Naughty Amelia  Jane, containing thirteen more stories originally published in Sunny Stories. I’ve no idea what I paid for my copy (fourth impression, 1954), though I know bought it to replace … Continue reading

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Naughty Amelia Jane!

The Amelia Jane books might well have been the first Blyton ones I read, or had read to me. As I’ve mentioned before I had Dean editions of the first two books, but now I have a 1947 ninth impression … Continue reading

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Who’s Who in Enid Blyton by Eva Rice, a (very critical) review 3: Toys and Enchantment

Welcome to the final part of my review. The first (Adventure Stories) was a rather bad review while part two (School Stories) was a bit more positive. Let’s see how this one fares. TOYS AND ENCHANTMENT Enid Blyton’s Fairy Folk … Continue reading

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My childhood books, part 1

This series of posts is inspired by a thread on the Enid Blyton Society Forums, where members are discussing which Blyton was the first they read or bought. Many of them have fond memories of a particular copy of the … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton: A summary of her writing career

Enid Mary Blyton was born in 1897 and from a young age loved telling stories to her younger brothers, Hanly and Carey. She qualified as a teacher in 1918, and in 1921 won a writing competition and after her writing … Continue reading

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