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10 facts about Malory Towers and me

1. I didn’t own the full series as a child, but I’m not sure exactly what I did have. Fifth Form I had bought from the library for 20p, and Second Form I bought an Armada paperback somewhere eventually. I … 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 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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My childhood books, part 5

I’ve now reached the last of Enid Byton’s series, or rather, the end of the ones I actually owned. I’ll talk about The Secret Seven, St Clare’s, The Farm Series and The Naughtiest Girl in this post. THE SECRET SEVEN I … Continue reading

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My childhood books, part 2

Welcome to another lengthy ramble and reminiscence! Part One covered Amelia Jane and the Famous Five and this part will be about the Adventure Series and Malory Towers. THE ADVENTURE SERIES I think I started reading the Adventure Series not … Continue reading

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