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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Emmy Laybourne

Emmy Laybourne is, in her own words, ‘a writer, teacher and a recovering character actress’ who lives in upstate New York with her husband ‘and two surprisingly well-mannered children’. Here she talks to Graham Marks, on Skype, about how she became a writer, the highs and lows of starting out on a writing career, and her novel, Monument 14.

Hodder Children's Books

The Secret Island

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

In Enid Blyton's classic Secret Stories mystery always leads to adventure.In Enid Blyton's very first full-length adventure novel, meet siblings Peggy, Mike and Nora. They live with their cruel uncle and aunt and long to escape, so when their friend Jack takes them to a secret, deserted island, they run away to live there. But not all is as it seems on the island and the children soon find their adventures are only just beginning ...First published in 1938, this edition contains the original 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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Three Cheers, Secret Seven

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

The Secret Seven are siblings Peter and Janet, and Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin and George. Together they are The Secret Seven - ready to solve any mystery, any time - in Enid Blyton's classic series of 15 mystery novels.In book eight, Peter and Jack go looking for their lost model aeroplane in an old abandoned house and find a lit fire in one of the rooms. Who is living there, and why?Looks like the Secret Seven have another interesting case to solve.First published in 1956, this anniversary edition features the original text as well as extra stories, a quiz, additional artwork and insights into Blyton's life and writing process. Both cover and inside illustrations were created by Tony Ross in 2013.

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Secret Seven Mystery

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
Hodder Children's Books

Go Ahead, Secret Seven

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

The Secret Seven are ready to solve any mystery, any time - in Enid Blyton's classic series of 15 novels, now reissued with fabulous new covers and illustrations. Perfect for young fans of mystery, adventure or detective series.In book five, a sinister-looking man gets George in trouble with the police. The Secret Seven are outraged. Spying on him, the gang are certain he's bad news, but what exactly is he up to?They need to investigate, and solve the mystery, once and for allFirst published in 1953, this anniversary edition features the original text as well as extra stories, a quiz, additional artwork and insights into Blyton's life and writing process. Both cover and inside illustrations were created by Tony Ross in 2013.

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Good Work, Secret Seven

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

The Secret Seven are siblings Peter and Janet, and Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin and George. Together they are The Secret Seven - ready to solve any mystery, any time - in Enid Blyton's classic series of 15 mystery novels.In book six, Peter and Janet are the only witnesses when a car is stolen. They saw the thieves, and now the whole of the Secret Seven are involved. But when they realise they're on the trail of a dangerous gang, the Seven don't feel quite so brave.Have they taken on too much this time?First published in 1954, this anniversary edition features the original text as well as extra stories, a quiz, additional artwork and insights into Blyton's life and writing process. Both cover and inside illustrations were created by Tony Ross in 2013.

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The Twins at St Clare's & The O'Sullivan Twins

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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First Term & Second Form

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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The Malory Towers Story Collection

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Third Year & Upper Fourth

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Naughtiest Girl Keeps a Secret & Naughtiest Girl Helps a Friend

Anne Digby, Enid Blyton
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Anne Digby, Enid Blyton

In Enid Blyton's bestselling school series Elizabeth Allen is sent away to boarding school and makes up her mind to be the naughtiest pupil there's ever been.Book 05: Naughtiest Girl Keeps A SecretElizabeth intends never to be naughty again. But when John entrusts her with his secret, the naughtiest girl finds herself in deeper trouble than ever ...Book 06: Naughtiest Girl Helps A FriendThe school goes camping and the Naughtiest Girl means to be well-behaved. But horrible Arabella is sleeping in the very same tent and busy stirring up trouble for Elizabeth's best friend, Joan ...Between 1940 and 1952, Enid Blyton wrote four novels about Naughtiest Girl, Elizabeth Allen. Books 5-10 are authorised sequels of the series written by Anne Digby in 1999. This audio download contains two novels which are abridged and dramatised with a full cast.(P) Hodder Children's Books 2008

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Five Run Away Together & Five on Finniston Farm

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Five Go to Mystery Moor & Five On Kirrin Island Again

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series.Five go to Mystery MoorThe Famous Five find out about something dangerous out in Mystery Moor. They'll have to risk the treacherous mists and follow the trail if they want to find what's lurking in the shadows. Do they know what they've let themselves in for?Five on Kirrin Island AgainUncle Quentin has locked himself away on Kirrin Island. What's he up to and why won't he let anyone visit? Then the Famous Five discover that a suspicious stranger is watching Uncle Quentin's every move. Can the Famous Five warn Uncle Quentin in time?This audio download features the text from the Classic edition. Both stories are abridged and dramatised with a full cast and make wonderful listening for all Famous Five fans. Each story is one hour. (P) Hodder Children's Books 2004

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Naughtiest Girl Saves the Day & Well Done, The Naughtiest Girl

Enid Blyton, Anne Digby
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Enid Blyton, Anne Digby
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The Famous Five Short Story Collection

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series.A mysterious light on Kirrin Island, a stolen safe, a bag hidden in the woods, a runaway horse, dog thieves, a Christmas Eve robbery - they all mean a whole lot of fun for The Famous Five! Read all about their exciting adventures in this delightful collection of short stories. The text for this audio CD edition has been sensitively edited for today's reader and is unillustrated. It's abridged (2hrs 30min long) and dramatised with a full cast and makes wonderful listening for all Famous Five fans.Short stories included: Five have a puzzling time; George's hair is too long; Good old Timmy!; A lazy afternoon; Well done, Famous Five!; Five and a half-term adventure; Happy Christmas, Five!; When Timmy chased the cat!

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Naughtiest Girl In The School & Naughtiest Girl Again

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Naughtiest Girl Is A Monitor & Here's The Naughtiest Girl

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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In the Fifth & Last Term

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Summer Term at St Clare's & The Second Form at St Clare's

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Well Done, Secret Seven & Secret Seven on the Trail

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

The Secret Seven are siblings Peter and Janet, and Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin and George. Together they are The Secret Seven - ready to solve any mystery, any time - in Enid Blyton's classic series of 15 mystery novels.Book 3: Well Done, Secret Seven 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?Book 4: Secret Seven on the Trail Something mysterious is going on at Tigger's Barn, and the Secret Seven are intrigued. Peter thinks it's all just gossip, but Jack isn't so sure when he overhears a strange conversation. Looks like the Seven are on the trail of another exciting adventure.First published in 1951 and 1952, this audio CD edition contains the original text. Both stories are abridged and dramatised with a full cast.