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Monday #235

August round up and On my bookshelf part 5 The Mystery of the Vanished Prince is the ninth mystery for the Five-Find Outers. As the title suggests the mystery is that a young prince has gone missing. Having already dressed … Continue reading

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Blyton on birthdays

As it would have been Enid Blyton’s one hundred and twenty-second birthday on Sunday, I thought I’d do a post looking at birthdays in her books. Birthday books The Exciting Birthday Published in 1927, The Exciting Birthday is all about … Continue reading

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Monday #231

This Sunday is the 11th of August, and that’s the day I’m holding Brodie’s birthday party as he turns 2 this week! It is also Enid Blyton’s birthday so we will celebrate for her too. July round up and Blyton … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Romance is rare in Enid Blyton’s books. I can’t think of many scenes or plots that lend themselves to romance or love. There are lots of married parents, of course, but few weddings. Bill and Aunt Allie get married, of … 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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Monday #252

I treated myself to the Enid Blyton edition of This Is Magazine and it arrived this week. It has a lot of freebies with it and I plan to review it all soon. Christmas and birthday present round up and … Continue reading

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Monday #278

  Noddy and the Case of the Toyland Mischief Maker and July Round Up Enid Blyton’s Magazine Annual #1 has 15 stories and picture strips all specially written for the annual. It includes stories from famous series like the Famous … 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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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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Putting the Adventure Series in order

After spending a very long time putting the Famous Five books in order I thought I might as well see if I could do the same for my other favourite series. The Adventure Series should be much easier to do, … Continue reading

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The Treasure Hunters

The Treasure Hunters is a title I never read as a child – despite having it as part of a 2 in 1 volume. I had read The Boy Next Door, the first book but somehow never made it to … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Ship of Adventure

This is my second least favourite of the series (River being the least) so you have been warned, this review may be more negative than usual. It’s not that I don’t like the book, it’s just not as good as … Continue reading

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The Ship of Adventure

I finally got around to finishing The Ship of Adventure for this week’s blog, at approximately 8pm yesterday (Sunday) and then had to sit down and write the blog. It was a good thing that I re-read the book as … Continue reading

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The Ship of Adventure

First published in 1950 this is the sixth book in the series. THE LOCATION This time the Mannering/Trent clan are off on a Mediterranean cruise, so the ship The Viking Star hosts much of the excitement. They visit quite a … Continue reading

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