She was educated in a private school and thought that she would become a musician until she realized that writing was her passion. She attended Ipswich High School where she trained to become a kindergarten teacher and eventually opened her own school for infants. Blyton's first poem was published in , entitled "Have You-" which appeared in Nash's Magazine. In , her first book of verses was published, entitled "Child Whispers. In she started her own children's magazine called "The Edith Blyton Magazine" which featured stories about her characters and news on the clubs formed around them. Her most famous stories were those of the "Famous Five" The Magazine closed in
|Published (Last):||27 September 2017|
|PDF File Size:||11.86 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||6.87 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Barney, Roger, Diane and Snubby love solving mysteries, with the help of Loony the spaniel and Miranda the monkey.
Rare and valuable papers have been stolen from collections kept in secure rooms with locked doors and barred windows. How does the thief escape without a trace, and when will be strike again? Could there be a connection with the fair travelling around the area? Get A Copy. Paperback , pages.
Published by Award Publications first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Rilloby Fair Mystery , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about The Rilloby Fair Mystery. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Apr 11, Clive Dale rated it it was amazing.
This was my most favorite book as a child. Wasn't as entertaining as we'd hoped. Mar 21, Simone rated it really liked it. Loved this one as a kid and its very nostalgic. Fun to read :. Nov 17, Uzma rated it liked it Shelves: mystery. Mar 23, Farseer rated it it was amazing. I enjoyed the second book in the Barney Mysteries series a lot. More than the first, even though that one was also good. It's a fine adventure, but what made it special for me is that Enid Blyton is at her humorous best.
When it comes to humor Snubby is the star, of course, along with his wonderful and lunatic dog Loony. Snubby is my favorite character in the series, always irrepressible, cheeky and entertaining. When you put him together with the stuffy and proper Great-uncle Robert, you have c I enjoyed the second book in the Barney Mysteries series a lot.
When you put him together with the stuffy and proper Great-uncle Robert, you have comedy gold. Great-uncle Robert reminded me of the kind of visitor William Brown's family receives in the Richmal Crompton's Just William series, and Blyton uses him to the same effect. That's not the only source of humor, though.
Unexpectedly, the seemingly ferocious Old Ma from the fair has great chemistry with Snubby, teasing him in a funny way by always confusing the boy's name with his dog's. We also have the banter between the cook and Snubby I love when she promises to eat her hat if what Snubby says about monkeys riding bicycles at the fair is true. Even Roger, the most square of the children, has some nice cheeky moments teasing his stern father.
Everyone seems to be in good humor, and it's a delight to read. The mystery is fine, but was not particularly original. It's a typical Blyton plot.
Like in the first Barney mystery, however, the children except the orphan Barney are at home instead of going on holiday on their own like the Famous Five might do. That makes the book seem more like mysteries with an adventure component, rather than full-blown adventures.
Also, the mystery is more in how the robberies are done, rather than in who the culprit is. Often adult readers can tell in her books who the culprit might be. Enid Blyton is not Agatha Christie and she's not trying to be. Christie always have plenty of likely suspects and very clever red herrings, while Blyton is writing for children, making sure to capture their imaginations with freedom, friendship, fun and adventures.
The mystery and misdirecting her readers is not the only focus of her stories. Jun 06, Noor Hanis rated it it was amazing Shelves: english-books , own-this-copy , book-to-die-for.
This book got me to read it till the end with a willing heart. This is seriously a fun journey for the kids to embark on. Compared to the first book, I find myself laughed to their sense of humour which is for me very laughable. The interesting story is Snubby isn't as annoying as he is in the first book in Barney series. He got a bit sense for this book and he actually helped a lot in this investigation of the mystery of the theft in Rilloby.
Reading this till the second book, I still can't gue This book got me to read it till the end with a willing heart. Reading this till the second book, I still can't guess who's the culprit which for me is a very good sign that this is a great mystery book. I have one last book of this author for this series and I'll make sure to read it till the end, The Ring O'Bells Mystery.
Dec 08, Claire rated it it was amazing. I really like Blyton's style of writing and the breeziness of her books. Her books allow you to glide through the story. The characters are perfectly charming as well as intriguing. For young adults parts of the plot are quite predictable yet, I think that they shall enjoy the story. Blyton's use of simple and comprehendible English gives a unique air to her books. The characters are quite indigenous and have been portrayed beautifully.
It is a must-read for all children and young adults who lov I really like Blyton's style of writing and the breeziness of her books. It is a must-read for all children and young adults who love an airy and adventurous story. Apr 20, Helen Buckland rated it liked it. Are there really reviews from adults who say it was too easy to solve the mystery?
It is a childrens book, not Agatha Christie! I always preferred this not-so-famous 6 4 kids, a dog and a monkey to the Famous Five, mostly because I had a crush on Barney. Oct 29, Ron Oommen rated it it was amazing. A must read for all Enid Blyton readers. Enjoyable though slightly predictable mystery, saved though some sublime wit and humor from Blyton.
Sep 30, Jay Butcher rated it it was ok. Domestic violence, giving cigarettes as prizes to children, foul language. Books for children? Ennalta arvattava lastenkirja. Mar 04, Clarisse rated it it was ok Shelves: mystery.
Mar 21, Book Reader rated it it was ok. I found it incredibly hard to believe. Jan 05, Crystal E. Fall rated it it was amazing Shelves: reads. Mar 21, Daniela Kraml rated it it was amazing. Love this old-fashioned mystery. Jan 19, Beth rated it really liked it Shelves: reviewed , project-nostalgia.
The Rilloby Fair Mystery (Barney Mysteries #2)
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again.
The Rilloby Mystery by Enid Blyton – review
FP now includes eBooks in its collection. Book Details. Brief Summary by Robert Houghton: A visit from pompous Great-uncle Robert, a travelling fair, the intriguing story of the Green Hands Gang and mysterious thefts in the night all combine to make a second wonderful mystery for Roger, Diana, Snubby and Barney the circus boy. How on earth does a thief manage to get through locked doors and windows with bars to steal valuable papers? The four children, along with Loony the dog and Miranda the monkey are determined to find out. Limit the size to characters. However, note that many search engines truncate at a much shorter size, about characters.
The Rilloby Fair Mystery
I did much better in reading the second book in the series, and read it over a couple of days this time. Again, I had picked it up quite naturally to read for myself and not for blogging which I think helped. They never venture too far afield but each book takes place somewhere new, during a holiday. The basic premise is that there have been several unusual burglaries in the local newspaper.