First Term at Malory Towers

First Term at Malory Towers❮PDF / Epub❯ ☀ First Term at Malory Towers Author Enid Blyton – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Darrell Rivers begins her happy life at Malory Towers two terms later than the other girls, but she soon makes firm friends with Sally, the steady one, and the adoring Mary Lou at Malory Epub Ý Darrell Rivers begins her happy life at Malory Towers two terms later than the other girls, but she soon makes firm friends with Sally, the steady one, and the adoring Mary Lou. My mother was 3 years old when this book came out in 1946 Her copy was on my shelf as a child and after reading 20 or so Famous Five books I reluctantly picked it up, trusting Blyton to make even a girls school interesting I have vague memories of thinking it was OK.I got my daughter Celyn the books on CD and she adores them She has listened to them dozens of times.The basic formula is posh girls being mean to each other at boarding school.This book combined with The Worst Witch will give yo My mother was 3 years old when this book came out in 1946 Her copy was on my shelf as a child and after reading 20 or so Famous Five books I reluctantly picked it up, trusting Blyton to make even a girls school interesting I have vague memories of thinking it was OK.I got my daughter Celyn the books on CD and she adores them She has listened to them dozens of times.The basic formula is posh girls being mean to each other at boarding school.This book combined with The Worst Witch will give you the foundation of Harry Potter.The girls take a train to Malory Towers at the start of term, making friends and enemies on the way They re sorted into four houses then sent to sleep in one of four towers.High jinx include pranking French teachers with unconvincing accents , spiders in desks, duckings semi drownings, malicious damage to property and all the other things that provide suitable fresh blood for the British upper classes.There s also a line in practical jokes on the teachers, involving implausible joke shop purchases and Blyton s enduring failure to understand the limitations of magnets.Much of it seems rather heartless, but then I guess that s a fair representation of many interactions between school children.I can t deny that elements of my book Red Sister draw on the Malory Towers vibe I have in the past described it as Malory Towers with knives , though really of course the similarities are fleeting at best Join my 3 emails a year newsletter prizes Read this as part of 2018 Ultimate Reading Challenge, Category A book you read in school.There are some books that you read when you are young and these books are part of your formative years of reading And sometimes you maybe scared to pick such a book again because you are scared that the book will not live up to your memories.I was very excited and nervous at the same time while starting this book and I am glad that I read this once again This book did make me re visit all the things Read this as part of 2018 Ultimate Reading Challenge, Category A book you read in school.There are some books that you read when you are young and these books are part of your formative years of reading And sometimes you maybe scared to pick such a book again because you are scared that the book will not live up to your memories.I was very excited and nervous at the same time while starting this book and I am glad that I read this once again This book did make me re visit all the things I felt when I read this in school I can still see myself sitting in my minds eye reading this during library hours.This book is a splendid introduction that starts off with Darrell joining Malory Towers for her first term, making some great friends and a rivalry that may go on for sometime at least It s filled with antics and anti dotes that the girls get up to and it kept me turning the pages.This is one of those books that glorified life in a boarding school for me I remember 3 of my cousins studied in boarding school when I first read this book and I imagined them living a life like that in Malory Towers I begged my mom that I too wanted to join that boarding school which never did happen.Least to say I will definitely be re visiting this full series once again one of my favorite MG series when i was younger i really need to reread it again I was fortunate to find out about this series this is the first book in a 6 book series because of one Goodreads friend, and thanks to another Goodreads friend was able to purchase the six book series for less than the cost of mailing I m really happy to have them It s going to take some discipline on my part to wait to read the next five until I ve read some other books further up in my queue.I guess the plot was formulaic and the girls were all a type but I thoroughly enjoyed this book I was fortunate to find out about this series this is the first book in a 6 book series because of one Goodreads friend, and thanks to another Goodreads friend was able to purchase the six book series for less than the cost of mailing I m really happy to have them It s going to take some discipline on my part to wait to read the next five until I ve read some other books further up in my queue.I guess the plot was formulaic and the girls were all a type but I thoroughly enjoyed this book It felt like a short vacation back to childhood and it was a really fun read I would have adored this book when I was a child I certainly was not as cheerful as the main heroine but did enjoy reading about those cheerful girls, and there are girls with all sorts of personalities and all sorts of strengths and weaknesses who make up the cast of characters and they re interesting to get to know As an adult I saw almost everything coming but I didn t mind one bit.I admit I did feel sympathy for the bad girl,than I probably would have had I read these first as a child.The book is very British and somewhat old fashioned it was first published in 1946 but I think it can be easily enjoyed today with those caveats kept in mind Such a comforting nostalgic trip down memory lane I loved loved loved this series as a child As a family we didn t have much money for books and one year I was given the box set of the Mallory Towers series I was so thrilled and goodness knows how many times I read them Who wouldn t want to swim in that sea water pool This was a lovely, nostalgic journey for me, back at Malory Towers I remember checking these books out of the library with my Dad on a Saturday, back when I wasn t as old as I am now Enid Blyton had such a talent, and I don t think she has ever disappointed.It s funny that now I m older, I see things in a different light, such as, the characters They are all a particular type of person, and that is immediately apparent Also, the plot itself is fairly predictable These are not negative asp This was a lovely, nostalgic journey for me, back at Malory Towers I remember checking these books out of the library with my Dad on a Saturday, back when I wasn t as old as I am now Enid Blyton had such a talent, and I don t think she has ever disappointed.It s funny that now I m older, I see things in a different light, such as, the characters They are all a particular type of person, and that is immediately apparent Also, the plot itself is fairly predictable These are not negative aspects, but I just thought I d mention them I liked the escapades that the girls get into, and how surprised I was at the sympathy I felt towards the bad girl, which wasthan I felt when I first read this This book is old fashioned, and really rather twee, but if you re an Enid Blyton fan, you ll know what to expect, and it will not disappoint I know I am not the only one whose love of boarding school stories began with this series I embraced Darrell and Sally and their adventures at Malory Towers, despite their anti American bias, and longed for midnight feasts, adventures in field hockey, uniforms, and tuck boxes In fact, my sister and I used to play boarding school, we also played orphans, which my mother found very amusing wearing black skirts, white shirts and black velvet ties around our necks My mother had Blyton s Adv I know I am not the only one whose love of boarding school stories began with this series I embraced Darrell and Sally and their adventures at Malory Towers, despite their anti American bias, and longed for midnight feasts, adventures in field hockey, uniforms, and tuck boxes In fact, my sister and I used to play boarding school, we also played orphans, which my mother found very amusing wearing black skirts, white shirts and black velvet ties around our necks My mother had Blyton s Adventure series growing up, but the school stories were less common in the US I think we found the first Malory Towers and St Clare s books in Toronto Very much unlike Pat and Isabel O Sullivan who in Enid Blyton s The Twins at St Clare s really do not at all want to attend St Clare s at first and are determined to hate everyone and everything and only very slowly but thankfully surely are shown to change their minds in the author s first instalment of her Malory Towers series, in First Term at Malory Towers, main protagonist Darrell Rivers is indeed and from square one so to speak totally and utterly thrilled with attending boarding schoo Very much unlike Pat and Isabel O Sullivan who in Enid Blyton s The Twins at St Clare s really do not at all want to attend St Clare s at first and are determined to hate everyone and everything and only very slowly but thankfully surely are shown to change their minds in the author s first instalment of her Malory Towers series, in First Term at Malory Towers, main protagonist Darrell Rivers is indeed and from square one so to speak totally and utterly thrilled with attending boarding school andthan willing to wholeheartedly enjoy all that Malory Towers has to offer, from its classes to swimming and games And while Darrell Rivers does thus and in a way totally represent the eponymous best type of school girl stereotype, there is still enough personality in her, including the recurring issues Darrell seems to have with her sometimes explosive temper, to render her into a delightfully relatable character and fortunately not just someone who can somehow do no wrong since Enid Blyton really does very majorly focus on Darrell Rivers throughout First Term at Malory Towers and having her appear as a quasi Little Miss Perfect could soon prove majorly tedious However, while I have certainly enjoyed Darrell Rivers as a character, I have also not quite liked and appreciated my first sojourn into Enid Blyton s Mallory Towers universe quite as much as especially the first novel of her St Clare s series For while in The Twins at St Clare s, most of the presented characters are not only types but also have at least in my opinion vestiges of showing their own and distinct personalities, in First Term at Malory Towers, except for Darrell Rivers, all of her first form classmates usually seem so staunchly typecast that reading about them really does tend to sometimes drag a bit although yes, Sally Hope thankfully morphs into a muchnuanced individual after her appendicitis and after she no longer is jealous of her baby sister Daphne , and not to mention that I for one also do seem to find most of the teachers, most of the form mistresses considerablypositively and interestingly depicted in The Twins at St Clare s than in First Term at Malory Towers and yes, I do hope that this changes as the series progresses, that in the later Malory Towers novels, Enid Blyton might givetextual oomph to her teachers and yes, that she will hopefully also make both spoilt rotten whiner Gwendoline Lacey and hard hearted joker Alicia Johns just a trifle less annoying and one sided, although I will also and of course not be holding my proverbial breath with regard to this As I am trying to write a story set a school, I turn to the classics to reacquaint myself with the artistic moral values inherent in the genre First Term Malory Towers is a spare book a quick read tho I read it slowly in bits pieces but it contains all the essentials Darrell is a new girl in the first form like 7th grade in America She makes new friends, finds out some of her own flaws a hot temper a tendency to slack off on her schoolwork confronts Gwendoline, a mean gir As I am trying to write a story set a school, I turn to the classics to reacquaint myself with the artistic moral values inherent in the genre First Term Malory Towers is a spare book a quick read tho I read it slowly in bits pieces but it contains all the essentials Darrell is a new girl in the first form like 7th grade in America She makes new friends, finds out some of her own flaws a hot temper a tendency to slack off on her schoolwork confronts Gwendoline, a mean girl, rescues a weaker girl from a false friend from her own fears We learn deception trickery are praiseworthy when used for good in this case to help the timid Mary Lou discover her inner strengths She uses her newly found courage to extricate Darrell from Gwendoline s wicked scheme A slight story, but teaching excellent lessons.The new girls are received by the headmistress, who tells them One day you will leave school go out into the world as young women You should take with you eager minds, kind hearts, the will to help You should take with you a good understanding of many things a willingness to accept responsibility a willingness to show yourselves as women to be loved trusted All these things you will be able to learn Malory Towers if you will I do not count as our successes those who have won scholarships passed exams, tho these are good things to do I count as our successes those who learn to be good hearted kind, sensible trustable, good sound women the world can lean on Our failures are those who do not learn thee things in the years they are here The head understands that the school really exists to provide a formation as well as an education scholarships pass ing exams , to provide each student with a special kind of character good hearted kind, sensible trustable This is such a refreshing alternative to current obsessions with league tables A level results social cachet what make of motor car the mums the school gate drive as well as the Guardianistas obsession with the diversity multiculturalism only a state school can offer.Finally, as the girls wonder whether the horrible Gwendoline is redeemable, Katherine the head of the dormy remarks It depends on how long she stays Malory towers It s funny how the longer you stay here the decenter you get That s what my aunt told me She came here too, she told me all kinds of stories about awful girls who got all right I own threebooks in the series to find out whether Gwendoline gets all right but it may be a while before I find out In the meantime, I ll endeavour to be good hearted kind, sensible trustable too These books may be short but they are so sweet and innocent I really enjoyed reading this book.

First Term at Malory Towers Kindle ¼ at Malory  Epub
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  • First Term at Malory Towers
  • Enid Blyton
  • English
  • 22 May 2019
  • 0749719249