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Blyblog -Sneaking about with Smuggler Ben

Who is Smuggler Ben?

“Well he certainly sounds rather mad…for goodness sake don’t start quarreling with him.” This is what Mother says of little ‘Smuggler’ Ben after he had threatened her children with a knife, and Alec had called him a coward as Ben had a knife, and Alec hadn’t, and so felt he was unable to fight him. 562 more words

Blyblog - JSlawit's introduction to Enid

Lashings of ginger beer, heaps of potted meat sandwiches…

…deep filled pies and huge slabs of fruit cake packed with juicy goodness – just right to feed four hungry children and a dog. 479 more words

Desert island books

Like many people, I spend way too long contemplating what records I’d pick if I was inexplicably chosen as a guest on Desert Island Discs… 852 more words


Thirty minutes to thirty

It is exactly thirty minutes until midnight; thirty minutes until I am officially no longer in my “late twenties”, as a friend had very cordially reminded me this morning. 985 more words

Yada Yada Yada...yakking Away...

This author who makes us revisit our childhood days was born today

Unlike today’s fast paced, technologically advanced generation, when the kids of the 90s were growing up, they used to find their special companions in story books. 310 more words


Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go Off to Camp Part 1

Five Go Off to Camp has been split into two parts – good! I say. It’s one of the more mysterious mysteries, and one that I cannot help but be drawn to. 695 more words

Written By PippaStef

Could Enid Blyton's Famous Five outwit modern parenting?

August 2016/ literary parody /reading time: 18 minutes (3600 words)

After last month’s essay on reading Stephen King’s Carrie as an 11 year old, this month’s longform blog about Enid Blyton is not an obvious follow up, except in the sense that it’s also about parenting and children’s books. 3,836 more words