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The Mr Galliano’s Circus covers through the years

Seeing as I like looking at all the different cover designs that Enid Blyton’s books have had over the years, I’ve decided it’s Mr Galliano’s Circus’ turn. I have already looked at The Famous Five, The Secret Series, The Adventure … Continue reading

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The Secret Series covers through the years

I recently looked at the different covers used for the Famous Five books and The Adventure Series. One series. Five books. Four cover artists. The Secret Series is perhaps unusual due to how many different cover artists the series had. While … Continue reading

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The Adventurous Four by Laura  

 ~A bit of a reshuffle here at the World of Blyton for you today, we didn’t take into account our busy social schedules and Fiona realised that she wouldn’t have time to write a blog for today so we’re putting … Continue reading

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The Secret Island – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part 6

This will be the last post in this series as I’ve reached the last four chapters of the book. All the previous parts can be read here – part one, two, three, four and five. The original text I’m using is from the … Continue reading

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The Secret Island – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part 5

I got a far as chapter thirteen last time so it’s on to chapter fourteen of The Secret Island this week. The original text I’m using is from the sixth impression from October 1949 and the updated text is from an Award … Continue reading

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The Secret Island – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part 4

This week we start on chapter ten of The Secret Island, and continue until chapter thirteen. The original text I’m using is from the sixth impression from October 1949 and the updated text is from an Award paperback from 2009. There weren’t … Continue reading

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The Secret Island – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part 3

So we are on to chapters six to nine of The Secret Island. The earlier chapters can be seen here and here. The original text I’m using is from the sixth impression from October 1949 and the updated text is from … Continue reading

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The Secret Island – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part 2

Right, so on to chapters three to five of The Secret Island. The previous chapters can be seen here. The original text I’m using is from the sixth impression from October 1949 and the updated text is from an Award … Continue reading

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The Secret Island – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition?

As promised here I am starting a new text comparison, this time of the first book in the Secret Series, The Secret Island. My original copy is a sixth impression from October 1949 (and has an inscription in the front from … Continue reading

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Comparing Hollow Tree House and The Secret Island

Hollow Tree House was one of my favourite Blyton books as a child, though I’ve not read it in ages. I meant to, after blogging about my childhood books ages ago, but I just never got around to it. The … Continue reading

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My childhood books, part 7

We’ve finally reached the final part of this series, and the last of the books I had as a child. Those were The Secret of Cliff Castle, Smuggler Ben, The Boy Next Door, The Treasure Hunters and The Children of Green Meadows. THE … Continue reading

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My childhood books, part 3

Parts one and two covered Amelia Jane, the Famous Five, the Adventure Series and Malory Towers. Next I’m going to blether about the Secret Series, the Galliano’s Circus Series and the Adventurous Four. THE SECRET SERIES I’ve always liked the Secret Series, though … Continue reading

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