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Five Fall Into Adventure by Enid Blyton

Published October 6, 2022

Five Fall Into Adventure by Enid Blyton

I quite liked the last story that featured people trying to get their hands on Uncle Quentin’s important scientific work and this was another of the same. The adults go off on holiday and strange things start to happen, ultimately ending with George getting kidnapped. The remaining kids have the help of a new friend, Jo, although it takes them quite a long time to warm to her! Lots of threats to poor Timmy this time, but they all survive unscathed, no harm done!

Mr Midshipman Hornblower by C.S. Forester

Published March 24, 2020

Mr Midshipman Hornblower by C.S. Forester

I’ve tried to read this a few times, I know the first few pages almost off by heart. Naturally, as a fan of Ioan Gruffudd, I loved the TV show but it’s taken a while for the books to grab me as well. This time, I listened to the audiobook as read by Christian Rodska, and it was really good. I like that it doesn’t shy away from the nautical terminology but equally is easy enough to follow.