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Christmas bits from Enid Blyton’s magazines

Continuing the theme, I thought I’d have a nosy in the magazines for more Christmassy things. I’ve included some crafts and stories in some other posts but I have some new magazines to look through, and there are other things … 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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Decorating for Christmas – the Blyton Way

Christmas today is probably quite different from Christmas back in Blyton’s time. There weren’t any plastic trees for a start (though ones made of feathers or brush bristles had been around a while) and while it’s easy to imagine it … 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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Enid Blyton Christmas gift guide 2019

This year’s gift guide has been a bit harder to put together. Last year there were plenty of new Noddy-related toys and games tied in with the Dreamworks’ Noddy Toyland Detective tv show. This year, however, none of the big … 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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December 2018 round up

We are in 2019 if you can believe it, so this is the last 2018 round up chronicling what I got up to in December. What I have read My total number of books was 98 for the year, so … Continue reading

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Inscriptions in books 4: Books given with love

These are some of my favourite types of inscriptions – ones where a book is given as a gift. There are lots of lucky children here, given books by their aunties, uncles, parents and possibly even friends. There are books … Continue reading

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What would Enid Blyton’s characters be unwrapping for their Christmas?

When I wrote my Enid Blyton Gift Guide I started wondering what the children in her books would be unwrapping on Christmas day. It was a very different world in the 1940s, 50s and 60s especially in the idyllic bubble … Continue reading

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Monday #248

Just one more week until Christmas! What would Blyton’s characters get for Christmas? and Inscriptions in books: books given with love It is no good going down a factory chimney, because there are never any children below with stockings to … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton Christmas gift guide 2018

The Enid Blyton brand has really been growing lately, with ‘new’ books coming out and there have been some tie-in products over the last few years as well. Here’s a guide of what to get for your Blyton-loving friends and family, … Continue reading

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Another Blyton Christmas

I am lucky every year that I receive some Blyton goodies. I asked for a few of them this year, but also got a surprise. THE FAMOUS FIVE COLOURING BOOK So as you can see, I got the Famous Five … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

As you may be aware Monday was Christmas day, so we didn’t post a blog then, but in the interest of spending Christmas with our loved ones, and Fiona enjoying her first Christmas with Brodie, we’re staying off the blog … Continue reading

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Blyton’s Winter Reads – A Reblog

It has been about five years since I presented you with the blogs detailing the books that Enid Blyton wrote that could be considered as wintry books. I thought perhaps, as the weather’s taken a turn for the worse, we … Continue reading

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Blytonian Presents

Every year I get spoiled on my birthday and at Christmas (the two days being only ten days apart) and every year I then show off what I got that’s Blyton-related. This year is no different! 1. Five Go Gluten … Continue reading

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Blyton at Christmas 1951-1962

A final instalment of Blyton at Christmas! (Unless I get more Christmas stories by next Christmas). The first parts are 1920-1945 and 1946-1950. The 1950s, continued Father Christmas and Belinda, 1951 I reviewed this two years ago, giving an overview of the … Continue reading

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Monday #196

Well well well, Fiona turned 30 and now we’re on to a run up to Christmas! I hope you’re all organised! I know I’m trying to be! Hope you’ll enjoy the reviews this week and we’ll see you after Christmas! … Continue reading

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Blyton at Christmas 1946-1950

There are such a huge amount of stories still that I’ve only made it through five years worth here! The stories from 1920 through to 1945 can be see here. The 1940s continued For the Christmas Tree from The Second Holiday Book, … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton’s Christmas Stories audio book

So soon? I know we’re only just inside the Christmas barrier but I thought that if I didn’t do this blog now, we’d run out of time and you’ll all be sick of Christmas things by then! I found the … Continue reading

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