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Monday #266

Short stories from Rainy Day Stories and Five on Kirrin Island Again “This bird,” he said, looking at Kiki suddenly, “this bird – it must be in a cage. I order it.” Gus and Kiki get off to a bad … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series covers through the years part 2

Last week I wrote a great deal about the Stuart Tresilian covers for this series. In my defence there are three different covers for six of the books and two for the other two. That’s twenty-two different designs! Anyway, after … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series covers through the years

I recently looked at the covers of the Famous Five covers through the years. There were so many incarnations of the 21 books that it took two posts. The Adventure Series hasn’t been reprinted nearly so many times, so this should … Continue reading

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Monday #231

Blyton’s strangest homes, part 2 and Miss Greyling’s Girls, the failures The Caravan Family starts an exciting life for Belinda, Mike and Ann, when their parents buy to caravans for the family to live in. They do them up nicely … Continue reading

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Fiona’s 10 facts about the Adventure Series and me

A way, way back when the blog was relatively new Stef and I both wrote 10 facts about the Famous Five and ourselves. I’m now going to do the same for the Adventure Series. 1. The Circus of Adventure is … Continue reading

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My top 11 Adventure Series moments

The Adventure Series is one of Blyton’s best, and is full of exciting moments but also plenty of funny ones too. Here are my top 10, 11. It was going to be 10, as I said on Monday but as … Continue reading

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Philip Mannering’s animals – an essential A-Z guide

Philip has a magic way with animals and can tame just about anything to want to live in his pockets. He never keeps anything as banal as a cat or dog, but it would not be unusual to see a … Continue reading

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Monday #267

  Favourite Blyton pets and Names in Blyton’s books and April round up The baby slept soundly. “Will it want a bottle at ten o’clock?” whispered Peter. “And one early in the morning? Most babies do.” They fell asleep. The … Continue reading

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Putting the Adventure Series in order

After spending a very long time putting the Famous Five books in order I thought I might as well see if I could do the same for my other favourite series. The Adventure Series should be much easier to do, … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Circus of Adventure

So two things before I start this week. Firstly, I had forgotten that the TV series has mucked about the order of the episodes. For some reason they have River as the seventh and Circus as the eighth. I promised … Continue reading

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Stef’s six favourite Blyton books

So Fiona did her favourite six books for you last week and I promised I would do the same this week, so here goes. It is quite hard doing six! That sixth favourite was quite a hard choice to make. … Continue reading

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Fiona’s six favourite Enid Blyton Books

I was rather stuck for a post this week as I didn’t want to subject you all to Noddy too many weeks in a row. This post was Stef’s idea as I hadn’t thought of anything myself and she assures … Continue reading

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The Circus of Adventure

So I finally got stuck into The Circus of Adventure, and I have to admit, for all my sins I haven’t been able to finish it, but I have read 3/4 of it so feel refreshed enough to review it … Continue reading

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The Circus of Adventure

First published in 1952 this is the seventh book in the series. There will be fairly big spoilers for the whole book in this review, so you’ve been warned! This is my absolute favourite book in the Adventure Series, but … Continue reading

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