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Eleven things I’ve learned about camping from Enid Blyton

I’m on holiday this week, so I’ve managed to prewrite a few things to keep the blog going while I’m away. I’m not actually camping, though. In fact, here’s a secret: I’ve never gone camping. Ever. I like electricity and … 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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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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The Adventure Series on TV: Mountain of Adventure

This series has certainly had ups and downs in its run so far. For me, Island was an acceptable adaptation, Woods was absolutely awful in every way, Valley was an unexpected success and then Sea was another reasonable episode. Shall … Continue reading

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My favourite Enid Blyton quotes

This post was inspired by an article on the Guardian site: Six of the best Enid Blyton quotes which was published in honour of Enid Blyton’s birthday this year. Two of the quotes were no surprise as they are always floating … Continue reading

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The Mountain of Adventure reviewed by Chris

This is the second of my reviews of my top three in the Adventure series. At number three was Castle and here I discuss my number two – The Mountain of Adventure. As before, I won’t summarise the plot in detail … Continue reading

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The Mountain of Adventure, part 2

I have now finished the second half of the Mountain of Adventure (Hurrah! I hear you cry out!) I’m sorry for leaving things so long, but I hope you can bear with me. If you need to refresh your memory, … Continue reading

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The Mountain of Adventure, part 1

So I was supposed to have read and finished The Mountain of Adventure for the blog this week. Unfortunately time got away from me and I only managed to read half, so I thought I would give you half a … Continue reading

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The Mountain of Adventure

I’ve just realised I haven’t done an Adventure Series review since mid-May, oops! So now I bring you The Mountain of Adventure, the fifth in the series and originally published in 1949.               THE … Continue reading

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Three irreplaceable books by Su

Over on the Enid Blyton Society forums, Poppy asked a question about what your top ten books would be to save. I did list ten, but of them all, only three books would be irreplaceable.  You may be thinking that … Continue reading

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