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Who’s Who in Enid Blyton by Eva Rice, revisited

Some of you may remember that I have previously reviewed the original version of the Who’s Who book (it took three posts – Adventure Stories, School Stories, and Toys and Enchantment. You also may remember that I pretty much ripped it apart … Continue reading

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Recovering from illness in Blyton’s books, part 1

We’ve just had a very long and very cold winter, and I think just abut everybody I know succumbed to an illness at some point. This got me thinking about the all the times characters in Blyton books fell ill … Continue reading

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The Children of Cherry Tree Farm, part 2

by Aaron Bassett After meeting Tammylan, Benjy goes off to his cave and is soon sitting there watching Tammylan stroking one of his visitors, a hare. Another animal comes into the Wild Man’s house – this time a woffly rabbit, … Continue reading

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The Children of Cherry Tree Farm, part 1

by Aaron Bassett The Children of Cherry Tree Farm was first published in 1940 by Country Life and was illustrated by Harry Rountree.The story opens up with three bored children, Rory, Sheila and Benjy, gazing out onto a busy London … Continue reading

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My childhood books, part 5

I’ve now reached the last of Enid Byton’s series, or rather, the end of the ones I actually owned. I’ll talk about The Secret Seven, St Clare’s, The Farm Series and The Naughtiest Girl in this post. THE SECRET SEVEN I … 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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