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The Secret Series covers through the years

I recently looked at the different covers used for the Famous Five books and The Adventure Series. One series. Five books. Four cover artists. The Secret Series is perhaps unusual due to how many different cover artists the series had. While … Continue reading

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Jack Arnold, part 2

Previously I looked at Jack’s origins and all his clever ideas for running away. Jack the captain Being the oldest and most responsible Jack is quickly declared captain of the little group. The children obey him without question and, in … Continue reading

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Blyton’s strangest homes

Recently I looked at Blyton’s secret but homely homes, where children turned caves and trees into lovely cosy places to stay. That got me thinking about some of the other strange ‘homes’ Blyton wrote about, and so I thought I would … Continue reading

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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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Putting the Secret Series in order

I have already ordered the Famous Five (in four parts!) and the Adventure Series and so now I’m going to do another favourite series of mine, the Secret Series. I’m hoping this will be quite an easy one as there … Continue reading

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The Secret Series on TV: The Secret Mountain

This is the final episode in the series, and I have to say I’m rather glad! As with all the episodes major changes have been made to the plot and cast list. The book has the Arnold children plus Prince … Continue reading

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The Valley of Adventure

First published in 1947 this is the third book in the series.               THE LOCATION The majority of the adventure plays out in Austria, and as the title suggests, in a valley. The valley … Continue reading

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