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Time of the Month

Postby Moonraker » 01 Jun 2009, 13:25

What an absolute gem the monthly Blyton article is. Hidden away on the site, it is well worth tracking down.
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Re: Time of the Month

Postby Ming » 01 Jun 2009, 13:31

Indeed! I particularly like the colourful picture of the poppies. Very pretty.
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Re: Time of the Month

Postby Philip Mannering » 01 Jun 2009, 14:52

The information about the swift and the sparrow was great, and the excerpt from the magazine was very amusing!

Somehow, however, the Monthly Enid Blyton seems a bit "hidden" to me since the makeover. I used to like the old links, such as "Biography" and "Online Shop," but the new menu looks much cleaner now.
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Re: Time of the Month

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 01 Jun 2009, 16:33

A few months ago I read an article about swifts in a newspaper or magazine. The article stated that scientists doing research had just discovered that swifts hang themselves up by their hook-like feet and sleep for a few hours each night, rather than sleeping on the wing as previously thought. I was surprised to read that that was supposed to have only just been discovered! :o The Enid Blyton extract dates from 1934 so that fact about swifts was already known at the beginning of the twentieth century and probably earlier.

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Re: Time of the Month

Postby Moonraker » 01 Jun 2009, 19:01

Philip Mannering wrote:Somehow, however, the Monthly Enid Blyton seems a bit "hidden" to me since the makeover. I used to like the old links, such as "Biography" and "Online Shop," but the new menu looks much cleaner now.


Yes, I had completely forgotten about the monthly Blyton feature. It took me quite a time to find it too! Maybe the links are a bit cryptic, but overall, I agree with you, Phil, the menu does look neater.
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Re: Time of the Month

Postby Kate Mary » 01 Jun 2009, 19:52

I'm a regular reader of the Monthly Enid Blyton, I particularly liked the piece from the EB Magazine about Enid's encounter with Peter Green Jersey. I too wore my Famous Five Club badge everywhere when aged about 10 but I never met another member much less Enid Blyton herself.
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Re: Time of the Month

Postby Spitfire » 01 Jan 2011, 16:22

Hello, I'm just wondering if anyone can tell me what this monthly Enid Blyton feature is? I've been browsing the site regularly for a few months now and have never seen any sign of it.

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Re: Time of the Month

Postby Kate Mary » 01 Jan 2011, 17:51

You will find it listed under 'Author of Adventure'.

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Re: Time of the Month

Postby Spitfire » 01 Jan 2011, 18:10

Kate Mary wrote:You will find it listed under 'Author of Adventure'.

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Thanks, Kate!
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Re: Time of the Month

Postby Spitfire » 01 Jan 2011, 18:31

Now that I've 'discovered' it (and a very apt time to do so, too!) I'll be a regular monthly visitor to that page. The person who put them together must have had a lot of fun! Noddy had me laughing out loud, he's so silly; the extract from One New Year's Eve reminded me of Blyton's ability to reach into those strange, half-wild places of fantasy and word them in a way that is totally absorbing and magical to young children; and the Mr Twiddle extract reminds me of her ability to teach new words. The illustrations are a lovely accompaniment too.

Smashing! Happy New Year, everyone!

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Re: Time of the Month

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 01 Jan 2011, 19:23

Spitfire wrote:The person who put them together must have had a lot of fun!


I did it, and I did! :) My aim in choosing the pieces was to show Enid's versatility as a writer. Tony did all the scanning of illustrations and arrangement of the pages.
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Re: Time of the Month

Postby Spitfire » 01 Jan 2011, 20:33

Anita Bensoussane wrote:My aim in choosing the pieces was to show Enid's versatility as a writer.


I think you hit the mark! I look forward to the rest.

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Re: Time of the Month

Postby Moonraker » 02 Jan 2011, 11:33

Great work, Tony and Anita. It has become the subject of our first 2011 Tweet!

Edit:

Having just read this month's article, isn't Giant Cruelty the spitting image of Brian Blessed?!

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Re: Time of the Month

Postby Timmylover » 02 Mar 2011, 16:54

Moonraker wrote:Having just read this month's article, isn't Giant Cruelty the spitting image of Brian Blessed?!

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He is, rather. Also reminded me of that 70s Greek singer, who dressed in kaftans.

Just googled him - Demis Roussos!
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Re: Time of the Month

Postby zaidi » 15 Jun 2011, 13:48

I really liked the Article did Enid write it herself. I like the month of June because my brother was born in this month.
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