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Five Go Off in a Caravan part 2

We left off on an almost literal cliffhanger at the end of my last post, with Julian and his caravan about to be pushed off the hill by Tiger Dan and Lou the acrobat. Shall we see what happens next? … Continue reading

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Five Go Off in a Caravan

Five Go Off in a Caravan is the fifth Famous Five book. The Five are a well-established group now and they had their first non-Kirrin adventure in the last book, Five Go to Smuggler’s Top. This time they go off in … Continue reading

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Monday #255

  January round up and Five Go Off in a Caravan “Who is he, Jack? Who is the prisoner?” cried Nora impatiently. “Well,” said Jack, turning to them, “he has just spelt out on his fingers that he is Prince … Continue reading

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Blyton’s strangest homes, part 2

Most of these are less strange than houses filled with secret passages, and castles with apparent ghosts, but they’re not exactly normal-every-day home for most people, either. CARAVANS A lot of Blyton’s characters live in caravans at one point or … Continue reading

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Summer reads

After a glorious May, and a bit of a cloudy June, summer seems to have arrived in earnest in Scotland. We spent an afternoon at the beach and Brodie paddled in the sea for the first time, and I started to wonder … Continue reading

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Blyton’s Funniest Animals

Now we all know that Enid Blyton wrote about a lot of animals, in fact almost every story she wrote had an animal of some kind in it. The great thing about her books is that she made every kind … Continue reading

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Monday #268

  A completely un-confusing guide to names in Blyton’s books And Blyton’s funniest animals “I do love the beginning of the summer hols,’ said Julian. They always seem to stretch out ahead for ages and ages.’ ‘They go so nice and … Continue reading

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Putting the Famous Five in Order, part 2

THE TRICKY PART – 18 MORE TITLES As I said at the beginning of my previous post, I had in the past loosely grouped them into ‘most favourites’ ‘middling favourites’ and ‘least favourites’, so perhaps that’s a good place to … Continue reading

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Favourite Five Blyton Animals

I thought I would break up the TV series reviews a bit and bring you something different this week. I decided to go through some of Blyton’s well loved animal characters and look at my top five. I’m going to … Continue reading

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My Three Top Baddies

And so here is my ‘surprise’ for the week. Talking of surprises we will also have one on Sunday for you – a Halloween themed one. Continuing on from three favourite characters, and three favourite adults I have decided to … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go Off in a Caravan

Five Go Off in a Caravan is one of my favourite stories; I love the magic of the circus and it feels like a proper adventure mystery, the characters are full of charm, wit and villainy. Tiger Dan and Lou … Continue reading

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The Famous Five Adventures Card Game played by Fiona

I persuaded Ewan to play this with me last night, and we fell into the same trap as Stef and I did. We drew a card on every turn (the instructions are not quite clear!) and made it pointless to … Continue reading

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The Famous Five Card Game played by Fiona

I didn’t get around to listening to an audio drama for the blog this week (I think that was what I was meant to have done, at least!) so as Stef has arrived in Dundee tonight we decided to play … Continue reading

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Famous Five 90s Style: Five Go Off in a Caravan

In my humble opinion the 90s TV adaptation of Five Go Off in a Caravan is probably one of the worst one given that in our first glimpsed of the Five, we can clearly see that Julian is hobbling along on … Continue reading

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Series Synopsis: The Famous Five Books 4-6

A guide to the Five’s next three adventures, and again, if you haven’t read the books this might contain some spoilers. FIVE GO TO SMUGGLER’S TOP, 1945 The Locations: Smuggler’s Top is a huge, old, rambling house on top of … Continue reading

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