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The Naughtiest Girl in the School: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? Part 3

You can find part one, chapters 1-4, here, and part two with chapters 5-8 here. I am comparing the 1944 5th reprint by George Newnes (which should be more or less identical to the true first edition) to a 2012 … Continue reading

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The Naughtiest Girl in the School: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? Part 2

You can find part one, chapters 1-4, here. I am comparing the 1944 5th reprint by George Newnes (which should be more or less identical to the true first edition) to a 2012 edition by Hodder and Stoughton. CHAPTER V … Continue reading

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The Naughtiest Girl in the School: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition?

It has been more than two years since I’ve done a text comparison (I blame Brodie!) but I was in a branch library the other week and spotted a recent paperback of The Naughtiest Girl in the School. I thought … Continue reading

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The Naughtiest Girl in the School covers through the years

Previous covers through the years : The Famous Five, The Adventure Series, The Secret Series, Malory Towers, The Barney Mysteries, Mr Galliano’s Circus, St Clare’s There are only three Naughtiest Girl books if you are counting the original novels; The … Continue reading

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Monday #275

Blyton search terms and 10 facts about Malory Towers and me I’M THE BOLD BAD GIRL! BEWARE! I BARK! I BITE! I HATE EVERYBODY! This is what is pinned to Elizabeth Allen’s back in The Naughtiest Girl in the School, as … 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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Monday #264

  Summer reads and The Faraway Tree The Secret Island is only a secret to most of those who live near the lake it is on – the rest of us have read the book and know all about it. … Continue reading

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Best of Blyton at the library

I’ve started my new job in a library now, and I’ve been taking full advantage of my access to all those books! In a quieter moment I ran a catalogue search for Enid Blyton and it came up with 264 hits over … Continue reading

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Laura’s Three Favourite Characters

Reading Stef and Fiona’s posts about their three favourite Blyton characters got me thinking – whom would I choose? And would I choose different favourite characters now than when I was younger? Possibly. After giving it a lot of thought, … Continue reading

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A week of Blyton buys

As I’m sure we’ve mentioned a few times Stef’s up in Dundee staying with me and we’ve packed as much Blytonian stuff into our week as possible, which has included a bit of shopping. On Tuesday we made a trip … Continue reading

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Who’s Who in Enid Blyton by Eva Rice, a (quite critical) review 2: School Stories

As you may remember I was fairly unimpressed with the first section of the book – Adventure Stories. My main issue was how some series had every conceivable character mentioned, while other series barely got two pages, as well as … 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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