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Summer reads

After a glorious May, and a bit of a cloudy June, summer seems to have arrived in earnest in Scotland. We spent an afternoon at the beach and Brodie paddled in the sea for the first time, and I started to wonder … Continue reading

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Five On a Treasure Island

Five on a Treasure Island is an important book. It’s the first book of what is probably Enid Blyton’s most famous series, The Famous Five. It’s so important we have more than a dozen posts dedicated to it already, and it’s … Continue reading

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Monday #273

  Five on a Treasure Island and Blyton’s Summer reads The Mystery of the Missing Man is the thirteenth Five Find Outers mystery, and involves well, a missing man! The police are after him, and therefore so is Fatty and … 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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Monday #270

My laptop is in being repaired at the moment so this week’s posts are reliant on me getting it back in time to write something! Fingers crossed. Philip Mannering’s animals and May roundup I remember a little boy called Dick … Continue reading

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Blyton’s Funniest Animals

Now we all know that Enid Blyton wrote about a lot of animals, in fact almost every story she wrote had an animal of some kind in it. The great thing about her books is that she made every kind … 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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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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Ripping Things to Do by Jane Brocket

You may recognise the name Jane Brocket, she wrote the recipe book Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer as featured quite a few times when Stef has tested out the Blytonian recipes. I’ve been reading Ripping Things to Do with interest … Continue reading

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Funniest Scenes from the 90s Famous Five

Especially in the second series of the 90s Famous Five, we had some cracking funny and cringe worthy moments.  I thought we would have a look three of the best ones. 3. Uncle Quentin’s sandwiches in Five Run Away Together … 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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Famous Five on TV

As we all know, there have been various adaptations of the Famous Five books for the TV and big Saturday afternoon screenings back in the fiftes, but I thought we’d just have a look at the reviews I’ve done over … Continue reading

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Dissecting the Magic of Blyton’s Famous Five Books by Liam Martin

As I mentioned in my Secrets of Blogging post, this is one of my go-to resources when blogging. I actually got it for free when it came out! WHAT EXACTLY IS IT? The introduction describes it as showing the mechanics … Continue reading

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Another look at people searching for Blyton (#4)

This blog idea just keeps on giving – just about every time I look at our search terms I find something funny or interesting (but mostly funny!). The other plus is that these posts are fairly quick to write and … Continue reading

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Reblog: Five Go off to Camp by March House Books

In a change to the schedule, I thought it was best to bring you something rather than nothing given my no show last week. I’m struggling a lot at the moment to write and read due to work stress and … Continue reading

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The future of Blyton on Screen?

The news that the Faraway Tree Series adaptation for the big screen has made some progress got me thinking. Blyton wrote so much, so what else could be adapted? WHAT HAS ALREADY COME TO PASS Obviously there are a fair … Continue reading

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Blyton’s Winter Reads – A Reblog

It has been about five years since I presented you with the blogs detailing the books that Enid Blyton wrote that could be considered as wintry books. I thought perhaps, as the weather’s taken a turn for the worse, we … Continue reading

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Putting the Famous Five in Order, part 4

And now I have reached the last books to organise – the ones that came after the favourites and the middling ones but not as low as my absolute least favourites. So I am left with Five Go Off to Camp, Five Go … Continue reading

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Putting the Famous Five in Order, part 2

THE TRICKY PART – 18 MORE TITLES As I said at the beginning of my previous post, I had in the past loosely grouped them into ‘most favourites’ ‘middling favourites’ and ‘least favourites’, so perhaps that’s a good place to … Continue reading

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Putting the Famous Five in order

Sorry to anyone who thinks I’m about to skelp Julian for being bossy, or George for her temper. I actually want to do something even harder: put the series in order of most to least favourite. I’ve always had books … Continue reading

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