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New Term at Malory Towers by Pamela Cox

This is the first of Pamela Cox’s sequels to the Malory Towers books. I wrote a bit about the six new books here, and have got around to reading the first one. My initial impressions Within the first few pages … Continue reading

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Malory Towers covers through the years part 2

I’ve already looked at the covers from the first editions through to ones from 1990, and now it’s time for the rest of the 90s through to the present day. Here comes the nineties While we have had some modernisation … Continue reading

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Malory Towers covers through the years

Previously I have written about the Famous Five covers, the Adventure Series covers and the Secret Series covers. Now I’m going to look at the covers from Malory Towers, my favourite of the school series. Inside and out with Stanley … Continue reading

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My top Blyton locations

I had, initially, intended this to be a top ten. But knowing how they almost always turn into top elevens, example A (top Famous Five moments) and example B (Top Adventure Series moments), I missed the number out of the … Continue reading

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2018 Birthday and Christmas present round up

As always I got spoiled for my birthday and Christmas. Every year my nearest and dearest manage to come up with something Blyton-y to give me, so here’s what they did this year. 1. Enid Blyton t-shirt How often do … Continue reading

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Monday #244

Inscriptions in books: this book belongs to and Five Go to Smuggler’s Top Dick Kirrin on seagulls: If they can mew like cats, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t bark like dogs. – Five Go to Smuggler’s Top (seeing as … Continue reading

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Malory Towers, continued

If you ask me, a Blyton purist, how many books there are in the Malory Towers series I would instantly tell you there are six. If you asked a modern reader they might well say twelve. Twelve?? That’s double! This … Continue reading

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Miss Grayling’s Girls 5 – the successes

So far I have introduced Miss Grayling and the role she plays at Malory Towers, looked at some failures, experiments and girls who almost messed up their schooling. Now I’m going to have a look at the girls who can … Continue reading

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Miss Grayling’s Girls 4 – the ones who almost messed it up

Not every girl fits neatly into ‘success’ or ‘failure’. Some are distinctly one or the other by the end, some change back and forth through the years and some are a grey area all the way through. Some of these … Continue reading

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Miss Grayling’s Girls 3 – the experiments

Not every girl fits neatly into ‘success’ or ‘failure’. Some are distinctly one or the other by the end, some change back and forth through the years and some are a grey area all the way through. A few girls … Continue reading

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Miss Grayling’s Girls 2 – the failures

As I said in my previous post not every girl at Malory Towers is a success, though there have only been two real failures. GWENDOLINE MARY LACY Gwen is Malory Towers longest-lasting non-success and unfortunately she doesnt turn things around before … Continue reading

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Miss Grayling’s Girls – an introduction

Miss Greyling is the headmistress at Malory Towers. She is ultimately responsible for all the girls at her school, down to accepting their applications to be pupils and expelling them if they cannot be kept on. She is quiet, dignified … Continue reading

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Monday #276

My top Famous Five moments and If you like Blyton: The Borrowers by Mary Norton Cliff Castle, from the book The Secret of Cliff Castle, is (hardly surprisingly) a castle on a cliff. Well it’s not a real castle, more a big … Continue reading

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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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Blyton’s Fathers

A while back I wrote a post about Blyton’s mothers and then I had a sudden thought – what about Blyton’s fathers? Given that it’s Father’s Day this Sunday, it seemed like a good time to write about them. Her … Continue reading

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A completely un-confusing guide to names in Blyton’s books, part 2

Last time we clarified which Jack, or indeed Jock, was which, we covered the difference between Morgan, Dai and Llewellyn and Morgan, Dai and Llewellyn, and we made sure we knew our great-grandad from our old grandads. Now for some … 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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A completely un-confusing guide to names in Blyton’s books

Enid Blyton must have come up with thousands of characters in her years of writing. Some of them are instantly memorable from their name alone. Zerelda? That can only be Zerelda Brass, the American girl from Third Year at Malory … Continue reading

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Blyton’s bothersome bests: Those I love to hate

It was really hard to come up with a blog this time around, I must admit I am really struggling at the moment, so it was actually Fiona who had the idea for this blog, for which I am grateful … Continue reading

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Top nostalgic Blyton reads

We all have our favourite reads, the ones we go back to time and time again, like a comfort blanket but made of our favourite Blyton reads. I have decided to share my top three with you. Be warned, you … Continue reading

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