The Early Years at Malory Towers by Enid Blyton

Published December 18, 2019

The Early Years at Malory Towers by Enid Blyton

Book info

  • Title The Early Years at Malory Towers
  • Author Enid Blyton
  • Year 1987
  • Genre Childrens

The new bumper volume of classic children’s stories from the world’s best-loved children’s author, Enid Blyton. Malory Towers is about everything school should stand for – friendships, lessons, sports, plays and especially mischief. Darrell Rivers is off to a new boarding school, Malory Towers in Cornwall. But will she fit in there? And what adventures will she have? These first three books chronicle Darrell and her friends' first years at the school- three years of mischief, mayhem and midnight feasts!


Three books in one, this is a handy way of reading the first few books in the Malory Towers series. I have fond memories of reading these as a kid, although I didn’t remember the specifics, only that most of the girls were goody-two-shoes and adventures and midnight feasts were had.

Actually, they really weren’t all that goody-goody. Even our heroine Daryl had a wicked temper that sometimes was totally misplaced. I was surprised, although by the third book I was sort of over the formula of ‘girl does something she really oughtn’t so the others have to break the rules to save her/teach her a lesson’.

Still, they’re a bit of fun and no harm done, and maybe learn a thing or two along the way.

Rating: 3 / 5

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