Pages Menu
Categories Menu

Posted by on Apr 15, 2011 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

30 Day Book Challenge: Day Five

A Book You Wished You Lived In

As much as I enjoyed a good part of my school days, I wouldn’t want to go back and do them again. Unless I was attending Hogwarts perhaps or Mallory Towers.

I loved the boarding school series  as a young ‘gell’. I had (and still do have) a terrible temper like the main character Darrell Rivers and the jolly spiffing friendship she strikes up with Sally Hope was not unlike my own best friendships back then.

Generally Darrell is an all round ‘good egg’. When she first arrives at school the headmistress tells her and the other newbies that the school wants to turn out ‘good strong women the world can lean on’. Darrell resolves to be one of these women. I cheered and was hooked. All good clean fun with a sprinkle of challenges which are not too taxing, lashings of moral messages and of course all’s well that end’s well.

Never read it? Here’s a book summary from Enid

Malory Towers is a boarding school for girls in Cornwall. Enid Blyton wrote six books for this series between 1946 and 1951. The heroine is Darrell Rivers, who enters the school in the first form and becomes head girl when she is in the sixth. But of course it’s not all plain sailing for Darrell and her friends! Malory Towers has six forms, from the first to the sixth, and four house towers—North, South, East and West. There are about forty girls in each form, divided among the four houses. Darrell and Co are in North Tower, where most of the action takes place, and where the girls try not to run foul of strict housemistress Miss Potts, or the equally strict Matron.

Oh and before you go, if you fancy a bit of a giggle and some jolly japery, read what happened to the Mallory Towers girls after they left school in ‘what happened next‘ (not for little ones, ahem).

Photo credits: Pile of books by Felixco, Inc. at, First Term at Malory Towers image courtesy of

Related Posts

  • Erica M

    Is this a new design template? Me like.

    Thanks for the book recs. I’m always looking for good ones for 16-year-old Jordan. She came home from a book swap last week with a Jackie Collins pulp paperback. I tossed it in the trash so fast. Ha.

    Happy Monday.