Tag Archives: The Naughtiest Girl

Locked down library displays weeks 14 and 15

Here we are at the end of my book displays. I still have no information on when I may return to work but I have more or less run out of ideas, and 100 seems like a nice round number … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV – Episodes nine and ten

Malory Towers went on the iPlayer very early in the lock down, so early April and here I am just getting to episodes nine and ten (of thirteen). I know a lot of people binged it but I watch two … Continue reading

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Naughtiest Girl continued: The Naughtiest Girl Helps a Friend

A few weeks ago I reviewed the first Naughtiest Girl continuation book by Anne Digby. I didn’t think it was very good, but seeing as I borrowed all six and I can’t return them due to coronavirus self-isolation, I thought … Continue reading

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The Naughtiest Girl continued: The Naughtiest Girl Keeps a Secret

As I covered in my post on Blyton’s prequels, sequels and continuations, there are six additional Naughtiest Girl books written by Anne Digby. I’ve borrowed all of them (in two different editions) from my library and now it’s time to … Continue reading

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Blyton by others: A guide to unnecessary retellings of Blyton’s work

I recently wrote a guide to continuations of Blyton’s series, whether they be prequels, sequels or gap-fillers. While looking for all the possible things to feature I ruled out several books by other authors as they didn’t “continue” a story … Continue reading

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The Naughtiest Girl in the School: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? Part 6

There are only four chapters left so this should be the final part! Part one looked at chapters 1-4, part 2 chapters 5-8 here, part 3 chapters 9-12, part 4 chapters 13-16 and part 5 was chapters 17-20. I am … Continue reading

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The Naughtiest Girl in the School: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? Part 5

Part one looked at chapters 1-4, part 2 chapters 5-8 here, part 3 chapters 9-12 and part 4 was chapters 13-16. I am comparing the 1944 5th reprint by George Newnes (which should be more or less identical to the … Continue reading

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Blyton by others: A guide to prequels, sequels and continuations

While writing a guide to our recommended authors if you like Blyton, I had jotted down some other names. These names were of people who had written books featuring Blyton’s own characters, and in the end I decided that these … Continue reading

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The Naughtiest Girl in the School: How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? Part 4

You can find part one, chapters 1-4, here, part two with chapters 5-8 here and part 3 which has chapters 9-12 here. I am comparing the 1944 5th reprint by George Newnes (which should be more or less identical to … Continue reading

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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

  The Magic Faraway Tree part 3 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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