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Eleven things I’ve learned about camping from Enid Blyton

I’m on holiday this week, so I’ve managed to prewrite a few things to keep the blog going while I’m away. I’m not actually camping, though. In fact, here’s a secret: I’ve never gone camping. Ever. I like electricity and … Continue reading

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Five Run Away Together, part 2

Part one of my review can be found here.   The Mystery of the Black Trunk While on the wreck they find a curious thing – a little black trunk, well locked. They guess it has something to do with … Continue reading

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Five Run Away Together

I’m not doing all that well at reading through the Famous Fives am I! Once upon a time I could devour the 21 books in a matter of weeks, now I’m lucky to get through one a month. But here … Continue reading

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Blyton’s homeliest secret homes

There are many sorts of homes in Blyton’s books. Many of them are perfectly average (for the times they were set) rural or village cottages, farms, suburban houses, boarding schools and so on. There are also the slightly more unusual … Continue reading

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Top 11 Famous Five moments

I’ve written plenty about the Famous Five, including putting the whole series into order from my most favourite to least favourite. And now I’ve decided to list my ten favourite moments from the series. Being 21 books long I can’t … 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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Reading Blyton for comfort

Now if you’re anything like me, you like having the option to read an Enid Blyton book occasionally (or all the time) for nostalgia or because it was the first book of hers you read. I reckon we all have … Continue reading

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Funniest Scenes from the 90s Famous Five

Especially in the second series of the 90s Famous Five, we had some cracking funny and cringe worthy moments.  I thought we would have a look three of the best ones. 3. Uncle Quentin’s sandwiches in Five Run Away Together … 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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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Run Away Together

As we know, I managed to lose the track of which Famous Five episodes I had reviewed, which is why we have come back to Five Run Away Together. I completely skipped it for some reason! Anyway shall we get on … Continue reading

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My favourite Enid Blyton quotes

This post was inspired by an article on the Guardian site: Six of the best Enid Blyton quotes which was published in honour of Enid Blyton’s birthday this year. Two of the quotes were no surprise as they are always floating … Continue reading

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Famous Five 90s Style: Five Run Away Together

A couple of weeks ago, I brought you a review of Five Go Adventuring Again, remarking on how the story line worked and the acting. I hope to do the same with Five Run Away Together. This story was filmed … Continue reading

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Five Run Away Together

I recently had a conversation about this particular Enid Blyton novel and an interpretation of the story. In the past people have suggested that the Famous Five behaved appallingly towards the Sticks and their dog; however last week the person … Continue reading

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Series Synopsis: Famous Five Books 1-3

A short guide to the first three Famous Five adventures. There are some spoilers if you haven’t read the books yet. FIVE ON A TREASURE ISLAND, 1942 The Location: Kirrin Bay. The Kirrin Bay area has belonged to Aunt Fanny’s … Continue reading

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