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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Chris Higgins

Chris Higgins is an ex English and Drama teacher turned award-winning writer. She has written the My Funny Family series for younger readers, but is probably best known for her teen novels, which have gained her two nominations for Queen of Teen. Here she talks to Graham Marks about how she became a writer, tells us some of her writing secrets and talks about her latest novel, The Day I Met Suzie.

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Mr Galliano's Circus Story Collection

Enid Blyton
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The Secret Island

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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The Secret of Spiggy Holes

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

In Enid Blyton's classic Secret Stories mystery always leads to adventure.Mike, Peggy, Nora and Jack are having a lovely summer at the Cornish seaside. While out exploring the Spiggy Holes caves, they discover a secret passage leading to the Old House on the cliff. But when they encounter the Old House's horrid new owner, the children are convinced he is hiding some secrets of his own ...First published in 1940, this edition contains the original text and is unillustrated.

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The Secret Forest

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

In Enid Blyton's classic Secret Stories mystery always leads to adventure.Peggy, Mike, Nora and Jack have been invited to the kingdom of Baronia for the holidays! In their friend Prince Paul's home, hidden away in the heart of the mountains, they stumble into their greatest adventure yet. Can the children defeat the robbers in the Secret Forest?This titles was first published as The Secret of Killimooin in 1943. This edition contains the classic text and is unillustrated.

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The Secret of Moon Castle

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

In Enid Blyton's classic Secret Stories mystery always leads to adventure.Peggy, Mike, Nora, Jack and Prince Paul are staying in the remote, mysterious Moon Castle. But weird things begin happening almost immediately - paintings come to life, books fly off shelves and instruments make noises when no one is touching them! Can the children discover the truth behind the spooky goings-on inside Moon Castle?First published in 1953, this edition contains the original text and is unillustrated.

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The Naughtiest Girl Collection 1

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton's very funny school series follows Elizabeth Allen as she is sent away to boarding school and makes up her mind to be the naughtiest pupil there's ever been. Hilarious reading alone or aloud for ages 7 and up.Book 1: The Naughtiest Girl In The SchoolElizabeth Allen is spoilt and selfish. When's she's sent away to boarding school she makes up her mind to be the naughtiest pupil there's ever been! But Elizabeth soon finds out that being bad isn't as simple as it seems ...Book 2: The Naughtiest Girl Again The naughtiest girl in the school is back! And this term she's trying to be good. But someone wants to spoil things for her. And they're not going to let her forget how she got her nickname!Book 3: The Naughtiest Girl Is A MonitorWhen Elizabeth Allen is chosen to be a school monitor, she's delighted. But she soon finds out just what a responsible job it is. The harder she tries, the worse she behaves! Will the naughtiest girl in the school EVER learn to be good?Between 1940 and 1952, Enid Blyton wrote four novels about Naughtiest Girl, Elizabeth Allen. This collection contains the original stories and is unillustrated.

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The Secret Seven Collection 1

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

The Secret Seven are ready to solve any mystery, any time! This 3-in-1 collection contains books 1-3 in Enid Blyton's classic series of 15 novels, perfect for young fans of mystery, adventure or detective series.Book 1: The Secret Seven (first published in 1949)It's their first adventure and the Secret Seven super-sleuths are already on the trail of a mystery! The gang are dressed in disguise, following a lead to a spooky old house in the snow...Book 2: Secret Seven Adventure (first published in 1950)When a priceless pearl necklace goes missing the Secret Seven are first off the mark to catch the thief! Why? Because they saw him making his escape! Now all they have to do is find the necklace ...Book 3: Well Done, Secret Seven (first published in 1951)The Secret Seven have a new meeting place - a treehouse! But someone else is using it too. The gang are furious, but then they learn the intruder is in big trouble and needs their help. Can the Seven come to the rescue ...?This collection features the original text and artwork.

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Caravan Family

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Saucy Jane Family

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Pole Star Family

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Holiday dreams come true for one lucky family in Enid Blyton's classic Family Series.After a miserable summer full of runny noses and chesty coughs, Mike, Belinda and Ann are terribly excited about Granny's offer to take them on the cruise of a lifetime. The gorgeous cruise ship, Pole Star is the so much fun and takes them to exotic markets and breathtaking castles in Portugal, the Canary Islands and even Africa. This will be the best holiday ever!First published in 1950, this edition contains the original text and artwork.

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Seaside Family

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Holiday dreams come true for one lucky family in Enid Blyton's classic Family Series.This summer holiday Mike, Belinda and Ann are taking their caravans to the wonderful seaside town, Sea-Gull Cove. Right at the edge of the sea, this will surely be the best holiday ever! Only miserable Benjy is unhappy. Will the Caravan family find a way to cheer Beny up and enjoy sand and sea, or will he ruin the children's holiday?First published in 1950, this edition contains the original text and artwork.

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Buttercup Farm Family

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Holiday dreams come true for one lucky family in Enid Blyton's classic Family Series.When Dad buys two caravans, Mike, Belinda and Ann are delighted. Henceforth they are known as the Caravan Family. Not only do they live in their beautiful new homes, but they also travel the world and go on the most amazing holidays. In this story, they travel to Buttercup Farm.First published in 1951, this edition contains the original text and artwork.

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Queen Elizabeth Family

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Holiday dreams come true for one lucky family in Enid Blyton's classic Family Series.Mike, Belinda and Ann are going on the most exciting holiday yet! They'll sail all the way to New York on the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner and will stay for a whole two weeks. What could more adventurous than exploring the decks of the most enormous ship and experiencing the whirl, bustle and sheer size of life in America?First published in 1951, this edition contains the original text and artwork.

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Naughty Amelia Jane!

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton's Amelia Jane is big, bad and the world's naughtiest toy!Look out! Amelia snips the tail off pink rabbit, squirts Tom the soldier with water and gets up to mischief at the beach. The other toys try to teach the terror of the toy cupboard to be well-behaved, but will they succeed?First published in 1939, this edition contains the original text and illustrations by Deborah Allwright, cover by Alex T. Smith (2011).

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Amelia Jane Again!

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton's Amelia Jane is big, bad and the world's naughtiest toy!Look out! First Amelia upsets the toys terribly with her mischief and then she gets poor Teddy to carry her home without him having a clue. Will the toys get their own back?First published in 1946, this edition contains the original text and illustrations by Deborah Allwright, cover by Alex T. Smith (2011).

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Amelia Jane Gets into Trouble

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton's Amelia Jane is big, bad and the world's naughtiest toy!Look out! Not only have the toys got to beware of the terror of the toy cupboard - Amelia Jane - they now have to put up with Sidney, the selfish teddy bear. The toys are desperate to teach Amelia Jane a lesson once and for all!First published in 1954, this edition contains the original text and illustrations by Deborah Allwright, cover by Alex T. Smith (2011).

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Amelia Jane is Naughty Again

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton's Amelia Jane is big, bad and the world's naughtiest toy!Amelia Jane causes mayhem with a boomerang, defaces the nursery walls and plays all sorts of tricks on poor Mr Up-and-To! The toys have enough and Amelia Jane promises to be behave. But can the world's naughtiest toy ever learn to behave?First published in 1954, this edition contains the original text and illustrations by Deborah Allwright, cover by Alex T. Smith (2011).

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Good Idea, Amelia Jane!

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton's Amelia Jane is big, bad and the world's naughtiest toy!Amelia Jane is full of mischievous ideas. This time, she hides things inside poor old bear's tummy, pours water down everyone's clothes and swaps the toys' wind-up keys so that clockwork robot is jumping like a rabbit. But the other toys are not letting her get away with. One day, when Amelia is fast asleep, they paint spots on her to make her think she's got measles.Ten mischievous tales from the world's naughtiest toy! First published separately in the 1950s, this collection contains the original texts and illustrations by Deborah Allwright, cover by Alex T. Smith (2011):Amelia Jane's SpotsGood Idea, Amelia Jane!Come Now, Amelia Jane!Amelia Jane and the Sailor DollOh! Amelia Jane!Tit for Tat, Amelia Jane!Bother You, Amelia Jane!It's Raining, Amelia Jane!Amelia Jane and the KeysAmelia Jane and the Records

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The Famous Five Collection 1

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Famous Five: Famous Five Giftbox (2,5,7,8)

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton