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Five on Kirrin Island Again

This is an important book, I always think. It was where Blyton originally intended to end the series, nicely bookending the series with two Kirrin Island adventures. There is a fair amount of character development from George and we get … Continue reading

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Putting the Famous Five in Order, part 3

So I have worked out where I would put ten of the books, my top eight and bottom two (you can read earlier posts here and here and so now I have reached my ‘middling favourites’. THE MIDDLE OF THE … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go to Kirrin Island part 2

So if you have managed to follow the title of this piece –  which if you’re not hugely up to speed with the 70’s Famous Five might take some explaining (however look back here for a bit more of an idea … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go to Kirrin Island part 1

Right so, a long time ago at the beginning of time (for this blog) I had this crazy notion that I was going to compare these TV series like for like and side by side. I did give it a … Continue reading

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Famous Five 90s Style: Five On Kirrin Island Again

I think that by far Five on Kirrin Island Again is the most faithful adaptation of the books in the 90s repertoire. Apart from the usual issue of it being a little rushed, the story is pretty much all intact, complete … Continue reading

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Five on Kirrin Island Again by Corinna

Stef laughed at me.  This happens more often than you might think, considering we live at opposite ends of the earth.  During our last Skype conversations, all I said was “After Smuggler’s Top, I can’t help but find Uncle Quentin … Continue reading

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TV Series Comparison: Five on a Treasure Island

Author’s note: I’m sorry not to be able to bring you a blog from our fabulous Blyton weekend as promised on Monday, but I’ve been so busy I haven’t had time to write it, and certainly not well. So here’s … Continue reading

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Recovering from illness in Blyton’s books, part 3

We’ve already looked at flu, measles and coughs and colds, now it’s time for mumps, scarlet fever, whooping cough and illnesses of an unknown type. I’ll also briefly look at illnesses at school. MUMPS No named character I can think of actually … Continue reading

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Stef’s spring reads

I keep waking up in the morning wondering if today will be the day where the weather breaks from winter cold to the tentative glories of spring, so far, no luck. In fact at work I have recently completed a display of … Continue reading

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Very Blyton birthday presents

To celebrate my birthday today, I thought  I could mark the occasion by writing a blog about past presents I have received that carry that all important Blyton theme. I did a similar thing for my Christmas presents if you remember, so I … 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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