Tag Archives: The Famous Five

The Famous Five’s other companions

Recently I wrote about the Famous Five’s sidekicks, but I didn’t include every child they met on their adventures. There were several who, although they either appeared in a significant chunk of the book, or contributed to the adventure, for … Continue reading

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Five Have Plenty of Fun part 2 – Quentin and Elbur

Last week I started my review of Five Have Plenty of Fun, but all I really covered was Berta (aka Lesley, Leslie and Jane) and the similarities I spotted between that book and some others by Blyton. Despite the fact … Continue reading

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Five Have Plenty of Fun

I’ve decided that I really must do better with my Famous Five reviews. The site has been running for nearly eight and a half years (!!!), and yet there are still Famous Five books without a review. There are lots … Continue reading

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A guide to the Famous Five’s sidekicks

We all know about the main Famous Five cast, but what about the various friends that show up throughout the series? They never had any long-term sidekicks, no Robin, no Samwise Gamgee or Watson, but in several stories they had … Continue reading

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Five Go to Mystery Moor part 3

Here we are for part three of what should have been a two part post. Part one was a general review of the plot, and part two was entirely taken over by George and Henry. So, part three is all … Continue reading

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Corfe Castle – A first hand look

Hi everyone, it’s been a while. I’m sorry for that, and I’m largely sorry for leaving everything to do with the blog to Fiona. She’s done a smashing job though, hasn’t she? I wanted you guys to know, before I … Continue reading

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Five Go to Mystery Moor part 2 – George and Henry

Last week I reviewed the main story of Five Go to Mystery Moor, and now it’s time for the comments, nitpicks, questions and so on that I always seem to have these days. I have an awful lot which relates … Continue reading

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Five Go to Mystery Moor

My last Famous Five review came in August last year, and that was Five Have a Wonderful Time. If you’re about to tell me that I have missed Five Go Down to the Sea, I haven’t, I just accidentally reviewed … Continue reading

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Adventure at the Christmas Market

As promised here is our Christmas story starring the Famous Five and the Mannering/Trents. 1 Lucy-Ann washed the last of the breakfast dishes and sat them in the drying-rack for Jack to dry them. She glanced up at the ceiling … Continue reading

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Spot the Famous Five’s favourite Christmas songs

You’ll think I have too much time on my hands, but really I don’t! Here is a short story featuring the Famous Five at Christmas – into which I have added several Christmas song titles. How many can you spot, … Continue reading

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Five Have a Wonderful Time part 2

It’s been a while since part 1 of my review. I had intended to have part two done a week or two ago on a Sunday and then entirely forgot about it – I hadn’t even read the rest of … Continue reading

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Five Have a Wonderful Time

Well, this is embarrassing. My last review in the Famous Five series was Five Go Down to the Sea. That’s book #12. Five Have a Wonderful Time is book #11. I would like to pass this off as me being … Continue reading

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Lego Blyton: Five on a Hike Together

Not too long ago I shared my Lego builds of Five On a Treasure Island. That was the first one I did, and then I got thinking of what else I could build (however badly) out of Lego bricks… and … Continue reading

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Five Go Down to the Sea part 3

Well, here we are, finally at the nitpicks I promised. Hope they were worth it! The timeline Warning, this first nitpick is a long one! The timeline of the story in regards to the Barnies’ visit makes no sense to … Continue reading

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Lego Blyton: Five On a Treasure Island

Lego Blyton. Two words that aren’t normally put together! There are Lego sets to go with dozens of movies and TV shows (Star Wars, Harry Potter, The Avengers, Friends, a ton of Disney movies, DC, Indiana Jones, Lord of the … Continue reading

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Five Go Down to the Sea part 2

I’ve reviewed the main story here, so now it’s time for everyone’s favourite part two, where I viciously dissect the book and point out all the plot holes and mistakes. The illustrations First up, a few points about Eileen Soper’s … Continue reading

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Five Go Down to the Sea

We have reached another of my favourites with book #12, this came fourth in my definitive (personal) rankings of the 21 books. [It has just come to my attention two weeks later that I accidentally skipped book #11, Five Have … Continue reading

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Locked down library book displays

There’s a reasonably long back-story to this, so feel free to scroll straight to the pictures! I’ve sort of lost track of the days and weeks but some time ago in March we had to self-isolate, then my work closed. … Continue reading

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Five on a Hike Together

This is one of my favourite Fives, it’s my second favourite after Five Go to Smuggler’s Top, in fact. (I realise I haven’t done a Five review since November, I think I got swept away with other blog ideas!) I … Continue reading

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The Five as you have never seen them before, part 2

Recently I posted some illustrations by Eileen Soper that look like members of the Famous Five but are actually from short stories. Here are some more, this time from the Hodder Story Books (Happy, Merry and so on). Anne and … Continue reading

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