Tag Archives: Stand Alone Titles

On my bookshelf part 4

I’ve already shown you most of my Blyton collection, as well as my Harry Potter books and some other stuff. So here are the last of my Blytons and then some other vintage children’s book. The last of the Blytons … Continue reading

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The Treasure Hunters by Fred

Is it totally unfair to say that Enid Blyton’s books are fairly interchangeable with each other? Well, yes it is, but that doesn’t stop the majority of her work being thoroughly enjoyable and decent reads in their own right. Such … Continue reading

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Smuggler Ben

Smuggler Ben is one of the novels that Blyton first published under the name Mary Pollock, a  book that was reprinted later under her own name in 1950, at least according to the copy I purchased in a book shop … Continue reading

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Poppy’s Book of the Month: House-at-the-Corner

Title: House-at-the-Corner Series: None Main Characters: The Farrell Family & Aunt Grace Published: 1947 First Published By: Lutterworth Press Rating: 5 out of 5 House-at-the-Corner differs quite dramatically from Enid’s more common genre of books, I find; though it still … Continue reading

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My childhood books, part 7

We’ve finally reached the final part of this series, and the last of the books I had as a child. Those were The Secret of Cliff Castle, Smuggler Ben, The Boy Next Door, The Treasure Hunters and The Children of Green Meadows. THE … Continue reading

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Come to the Circus!

I picked up a copy of Come to the Circus! at an antiques fair in Waihi, New Zealand.  It is not a first edition though, but the 1974 Dean edition (the definition of “antique” at this particular fair was  a … Continue reading

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My childhood books, part 6

With all the series posts complete it’s time for me to look back at the stand-alone titles I had as a child. In no particular order I had Hollow Tree House, The Children at Green Meadows, The Put-em-Rights, Those Dreadful Children, … Continue reading

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The Boy Next Door

by Corinna This cover illustration caught my eye on a NZ auction site. I think I might have read this as a child but my recent cataloguing of all my Enid Blyton books (perhaps worthy of a post in itself) … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton: A summary of her writing career

Enid Mary Blyton was born in 1897 and from a young age loved telling stories to her younger brothers, Hanly and Carey. She qualified as a teacher in 1918, and in 1921 won a writing competition and after her writing … Continue reading

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