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Monday #383

I’m not going to mention the L word. I’ve said it enough over the last several months. Instead I’ll mention how Brodie has learned to say Noddy while playing with his Noddy figure and car. “Noddy car!” “Noddy house, snack!” … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Agent chapter 3

In chapter one Bill (with his donkey code words) turned up at Anatoly’s flat and in chapter two they made some plans. Chapter 3 When Anatoly had left for work Bill got up, stretched, and decided to do his best … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Conquering the Castle, Epilogue

The final chapter of a fairly uneventful story – though I hope you picked up on the hints for the second St Andrews novel which I am hoping to start working on with Stef soon. Previous chapters if you missed … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Conquering the Castle, A St Andrew’s Story chapter 5

Previously: In chapter one the gang discussed visiting the castle, and in chapter two they started exploring. In chapter three they went underground into the mine, and in chapter four a little bit of a row blew up between Julian … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Conquering the Castle, A St Andrew’s Story chapter 4

In case you’ve missed any chapters, in chapter one they talked about going to the castle, in chapter two they visited it, and in three they went underground and explored the mine and counter-mine and David played a trick. Chapter … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Conquering the Castle, A St Andrew’s Story chapter 3

Usually I give a recap of the plot of previous chapters at the start of a new one, but not very much has happened. They talked about going to the castle, then they went to the castle and explored a … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Conquering the Castle, A St Andrews Story, chapter 2

Read chapter one here. Chapter 2 And so they found themselves at the castle entrance, paying their sixpences to the woman inside the wooden hut. Julian insisted on handing over a shilling for himself and Sally, and Anatoly then insisted … Continue reading

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Conquering the Castle: a St Andrews Story

This isn’t the first piece of fan fiction I have authored alone but it is the first I have published. I of course consulted Pippa-Stef on matters of plot and characterisation. Saying that, there’s not a huge amount of plot, … Continue reading

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Darrell and Anatoly’s First date: A St Andrews Story

This story is set after the events of The Missing Papers and before New Year’s Dip, First Valentines and Halloween Tricks. It primarily features Darrell Rivers and Anatoly Petrov, who as a couple we call Dartoly. It also has a … Continue reading

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Miss Grayling’s Girls 5 – the successes

So far I have introduced Miss Grayling and the role she plays at Malory Towers, looked at some failures, experiments and girls who almost messed up their schooling. Now I’m going to have a look at the girls who can … Continue reading

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Miss Grayling’s Girls – an introduction

Miss Greyling is the headmistress at Malory Towers. She is ultimately responsible for all the girls at her school, down to accepting their applications to be pupils and expelling them if they cannot be kept on. She is quiet, dignified … Continue reading

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Halloween Tricks in St Andrews, chapter 2

Anatoly and David turned quickly on their heels, though they knew what it would be. “That would the ghost then!” David said, pretending to swallow and take a step forward towards it. “What’s your problem?” he asked it as Anatoly … Continue reading

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Halloween Tricks in St Andrews, chapter 1

Julian ran his hand through his hair and took a step back from the mirror to check that the chalk dust hadn’t fallen too heavily on his shirt, bow tie and tweed jacket. He took the finishing touch, a bushy … Continue reading

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Last Term at Malory Towers: Audio Adaptation

So here we are at the last audio adaptation of Malory Towers. Its been a rather short run of these audio comparisons but with only six volumes in the series, how could we expect more? Maybe I shall have to … Continue reading

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Upper Fourth at Malory Towers: Audio Adaptation

The Upper Fourth at Malory Towers is the one that made the biggest impression on me when I was younger and the cassette that I had listened to, had filled me full of dread for failure. The crux of the … Continue reading

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The Twinniest Twins: Connie and Ruth Batten from Malory Towers

A few weeks ago I decided to bring you a look at two controversial characters from Blyton’s writing, The Harries, looking into their mysterious identical-ness and how they act around the Five. Today I’m going to look at a pair … Continue reading

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First Valentines: A St Andrews Story, chapter 2

  Sally hurried back out of the front door of her halls and almost didn’t stop as she bumped into Julian. “Hi!” she said breathlessly, gazing up at him adoringly. “I’m glad you came back,” he laughed, pressing a kiss … Continue reading

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First Valentines: A St Andrews Story, chapter 1

Not what was promised this week (I can’t actually remember what was) but Stef and I had a sudden urge to write a Valentine’s day fic. As we’ve not shared any of what we’ve written later in these characters’ lives … Continue reading

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New Year’s Dip: A St Andrews Story, chapter 9

“Anyone think it would be funny to hide Toly’s clothes?” David asked with a smirk. “Oooh blimey, yes, but please can we get dressed first?” Darrell asked shivering a little as they jogged up the beach. “Really, Darrell?” I’m surprised … Continue reading

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New Year’s Dip: A St Andrews Story, chapter 8

Darrell rolled over as the alarm went off at half-past six and shut it off with a yawn. She chucked a pillow at Sally. “Wake up! Dipping time.” Sally cuddled deeper into her bed and groaned. “Darrell you’re mean. We … Continue reading

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