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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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Putting Malory Towers in Order

I have quite enjoyed ranking books in order of favourites so far, so I thought I would do yet another series. I have already done The Famous Five , The Adventure Series  and The Secret Series. As there are only 6 … Continue reading

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A prize for the most updated of Enid Blyton’s text

As you will probably know I have written several series of posts on the updatings to Blyton’s texts, looking at the first book of a series (and a few Noddys). I would now like to award a (dubious) prize to … Continue reading

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First Term at Malory Towers: Audio Adaptation

Well thank goodness I still have a working tape machine in my room otherwise I wouldn’t be able to bring you this blog at all. Once I had located the tape I slipped it in the player and off we … Continue reading

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First Term at Malory Towers – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part 8

I’m intending for this to be the last part to this series, though I’ve realised there are five chapters of the book to go so I will have to see how that pans out. Earlier posts are here: parts one, … Continue reading

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First Term at Malory Towers – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part 7

Thankfully this week I hadn’t lost either copy of the books so I was able to jump right back in with comparing them. Earlier posts are here: parts one, two, three, four, and five. CHAPTER FIFTEEN: A SUDDEN QUARREL We’re … Continue reading

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First Term at Malory Towers – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part 5

After a lengthy search I* managed to find my two copies of First Term at Malory Towers (I was in a bit of a panic actually as I didn’t have anything lined up.) *Ok, I found one and Ewan found … Continue reading

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First Term at Malory Towers – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part 4

Here we go again, comparing an early edition (1948) to a more recent paperback (2000). There is some fall-out from the slapping/shaking incident in the last chapter so a fair number of changes to look at. A reminder of earlier … Continue reading

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First Term at Malory Towers – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part 3

I’m now onto chapters six and seven of the book, and have reached the bit I was most looking forward to – Darrell versus Gwendoline in the pool. I imagined that would have been heavily updated and I was right. … Continue reading

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First Term at Malory Towers – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part 2

So, continuing with comparing an early edition (1948) to a more recent paperback (2000). You can see my comments on the first two chapters here. CHAPTER THREE: FIRST NIGHT AND MORNING The first change in chapter three is that the … Continue reading

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First Term at Malory Towers – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition?

I thought my series on Five on a Treasure Island was quite a success, at least it generated a fair few comments and a bit of discussion so I was keen to do another comparison of original and modern editions. … Continue reading

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Poppy’s Book of the Month: First Term at Malory Towers

By Poppy Hutchinson Title: First Term at Malory Towers Series: Malory Towers Main Character: Darrell Rivers Published: 1946 First Published By: Methuen Rating (out of 5) : 5 First Term at Malory Towers is a very entertaining book, filled with the … Continue reading

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First Term at Malory Towers

First Term at Malory Towers is the first of six Malory Towers books by Enid Blyton. Malory Towers is the third school series written by Blyton, and was started the year after she finished the St Clare’s series. Malory Towers was inspired … Continue reading

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