Tag Archives: Written by Corinna

Five on Kirrin Island Again by Corinna

Stef laughed at me.  This happens more often than you might think, considering we live at opposite ends of the earth.  During our last Skype conversations, all I said was “After Smuggler’s Top, I can’t help but find Uncle Quentin … Continue reading

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Corinna’s Famous Five Pick’n’Mix Reflections: Five Go to Smuggler’s Top

Shamefully, I have realised that my last Famous Five Pick’n’Mix Reflection was posted 6 months  ago!  I wonder that Stef and Fiona haven’t removed my name from the blog completely.  However, it is getting decidedly autumnal down here in the … Continue reading

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Corinna’s Famous Five Pick’n’Mix Reflections: Five Go to Billycock Hill

As one of the blog’s regular commenters Nigel pointed out, these are not really reviews but more personal reflections.  Fiona has written good Famous Five reviews and I don’t feel any need to replicate or try to compete with them! … Continue reading

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Five Go To Mystery Moor by Corinna

Here’s the second of my Famous Five “Pick’n’mix” reviews.  As I mentioned in my previous blog entry  I decided to re-read all the Famous Fives, not in chronological order, but in the order I felt like reading them! This time, … Continue reading

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Five Go Off To Camp by Corinna

The first of my Famous Five “pick’n’mix” reviews! I had the idea of reading through all the Famous Fives again, in order, but as I sat there looking into one of my boxes of books, I felt like I just … Continue reading

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The Magic Gold: An 8-year-old Corinna’s tribute to Enid Blyton

I came across this story recently, after it lying around in storage boxes in various houses over the last couple of decades.  I wrote this when I was about 8 years old (early 1990s), at a time when I think … Continue reading

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A Blyton-y, Blog-y Bourne End Walk! by Corinna

I was lucky enough to have a recent trip to the UK from New Zealand, and the very first catch-up arranged was with Stef!  Having equally well-organised friends is definitely very useful.  Since she lives vaguely out that way, and … Continue reading

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Corinna’s Confession: Five on a Treasure Island

I have a confession to make – I just bought my SIXTH copy of Five on a Treasure Island!  This might seem slightly barmy, but bear with me, and I’ll try to explain why. I think it makes sense to … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Blyton Fan

My name is Corinna, and I’m an Enid Blyton Fan. Sometimes the Enid Blyton Society feels a bit like a support group (in a good way!) for those of us who can’t quite shake the Blyton habit. I wasn’t too … Continue reading

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Come to the Circus!

I picked up a copy of Come to the Circus! at an antiques fair in Waihi, New Zealand.  It is not a first edition though, but the 1974 Dean edition (the definition of “antique” at this particular fair was  a … Continue reading

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The Boy Next Door

by Corinna This cover illustration caught my eye on a NZ auction site. I think I might have read this as a child but my recent cataloguing of all my Enid Blyton books (perhaps worthy of a post in itself) … Continue reading

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The Magic of the Faraway Tree

by Corinna When I joined the Enid Blyton Society  in 2011 and started posting (albeit most infrequently!) on the forums I chose “Faraway_Tree” as my forum name for two reasons.  The first reason was that I wanted “Shadow” as some … Continue reading

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A Blyton childhood in New Zealand

by Corinna I had a simply smashing childhood!  I loved to go for bike rides with my friends, explore the tiny pine forest behind our house, dig for treasure at the beach and have picnics of sandwiches, cakes and ginger … Continue reading

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