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Book Review: Five Give Up The Booze (Enid Blyton for Grown Ups) by Bruno Vincent

“Enid Blyton’s books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans. Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy confront a new challenge: give up the booze. 274 more words

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Blyblog - Anytime Tales 9, 10 & 11

Continuing my perusal of the short stories from Enid Blyton’s Anytime Tales, originally published in her Holiday Books.

The Surprising Broom

This is another Beware Naughty Children tale with all the usual Blyton hallmarks: disobedient kids, a despairing parent and a peculiar old woman dispensing a spell which results in a punishment. 914 more words

'Learning Facts Is Killing Our Children' - University Head

Students at the prestigious Dalston University (formerly the East London College of Remedial Learning and Basket Weaving) are demanding revisions to courses deemed ‘too true-to-life’ for today’s student body. 255 more words


The Famous Five are 75!

Five years ago, in 2012, I wrote about Enid Blyton’s Famous Five turning 70.  It was one of my most popular posts.

In May of this year, that gang of four children and a dog will turn 75. 200 more words


Five go on a Strategy Away Day

I got this little book as a Christmas present this year, and I chuckled to myself at the title. Clearly a spoof on Enid Blyton’s “The Famous Five” series, it was a tip of the hat to the fact that since I started my grown up job, I now get to go along to corporate training sessions. 257 more words

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Seasons of Books

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” — Albert Einstein…

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Rediscovering Enid Blyton

I’ve been rediscovering Enid Blyton’s Famous Five stories lately, as 6YO has developed a sudden enthusiasm for them. So how well have these 70 year old stories with their much-derided ‘lashings of ginger beer’ stood the test of time? 1,009 more words