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My favourite Blyton covers part three

I have already written two posts about my favourite covers, but as there are so many good ones I am back with a third. This time I’m going to look exclusively at the wrap-around kind of dustjacket. I have shown … Continue reading

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My favourite Blyton covers part two

There were far too many lovely covers to put into one post, so here are some more of my favourites. Grace Lodge Grace Lodge is another big name in terms of Blyton’s illustrators, having done at least 45 first editions … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Malory Towers moments

Malory Towers is one of my favourite series so here are my ten favourite moments from the books. 10 Irene loses her health certificate Second Form at Malory Towers Irene loses her health certificate almost every term, but this is … Continue reading

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The worst ever Blyton covers

We all know that I am a big fan of the original artwork for Enid Blyton’s book, though I have a soft spot for the 60s Armadas and the recent Ruth Palmer covers. Amongst all the modernised covers (which look … Continue reading

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Monday #469

It is the last Monday of March and the clocks have just changed, meaning the evenings are much lighter all of a sudden. We’ve also had some lovely spring weather – almost summer weather, though it’s due to be minus … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV series two – Episodes seven and eight

I have been assured by a couple of different readers that this series improves as it goes on, and having watched episodes seven and eight now I can see some glimmers of hope. Not that this series has been particularly … Continue reading

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New Class at Malory Towers: The Show Must Go On by Rebecca Westcott

We have now reached the final story in the book! The plot of The Show Must Go On From the title I had already guessed that this would be about the girls putting on some sort of show, which is … Continue reading

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New Class at Malory Towers: The Secret Princess by Narinder Dhami

I have reviewed the first two stories – A Bob and a Weave and Bookworms, and now for story three. I have been told that this is the best story in terms of characterisation, so I am wondering if I … Continue reading

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New Class at Malory Towers: Bookworms by Lucy Mangan

I’ve had this book ages but only recently read the first story, A Bob and a Weave by Patricia Lawrence. I wrote so much about that one short story that I’ve had to review each story in a separate post. … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV series two – Episodes five and six

I has been a while since I reviewed the first four episodes of series two, Christmas got in the way and then I just never got back to it. That’s not a great sign, really, if you watch 4 episodes … Continue reading

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How ‘Jennings’ compares with Blyton’s stories by Chris

I’m sure I’m not the only person who grew up with Anthony Buckeridge’s Jennings stories as well as Enid Blyton’s stories and still loves and re-reads them both. Yet both Jennings and Buckeridge are much less well-known than Blyton and … Continue reading

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New Class at Malory Towers: A Bob and a Weave by Patrice Lawrence

Published in 2019 New Class at Malory Towers is a compendium of four new short stories set at Malory Towers. They are set during Darrell’s time there but each features a new girl joining the school. The stories are: A … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV series two – Episodes three and four

After a slightly shaky start to series two, let’s have a look at episodes three and four. Episode three: The Stray There are at least four plots woven together in this episode, though three are quite minor and so don’t … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV series two – Episodes one and two

I gave the majority of the episodes in season one a glowing review (The Dress being the only one I found disappointing) so I’m keen to see how series two holds up. Episode one: The Head of Form Episode one … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV series two: Everything we know

In March I posted with what was known about the return of Malory Towers. Well, we know quite a bit more now! When is it back? Most importantly the whole of Malory Towers series two drops tomorrow(!) on the BBC … Continue reading

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The return of Malory Towers on TV: Everything we know

The Malory Towers TV Facebook page shared an exciting article on Wednesday. There are to be 26 new episodes! There has been talk of more episodes since the first series aired, but I assume due to the pandemic it has … Continue reading

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Miss Grayling’s Girls 7 – the rest of her teachers

I seem to preface an awful lot of posts with ‘It’s been a while since the last one of these’ lately. I have a terrible habit of enthusiastically starting a series of posts and then running out of steam despite … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV: A series overview

It took about five months but I have now watched the whole series. In my last post I had intended to give some thoughts on the series as a whole, but rather ran out of space/time having written a lot … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV: Episode thirteen

I’ve come to this last episode wondering how it (and the series) will end. Will there be a huge cliff hanger? We already know why Darrell was asked to leave her last school, Pamela’s story was abruptly resolved when she … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV – Episodes eleven and twelve

We are nearly at the end of the series now, only one more episode to go after these two! In case you missed any of the previous posts: Episodes one and two Episodes three and four Episodes five and six … Continue reading

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