Malory Towers 12 Book Collection - Ages 9-14 - Paperback - Enid Blyton
The perfect set for children aged 9-14 and fans of Enid Blyton.
The first publication of the books was back in 1946, and remained to be a popular series among both girls and boys. A classic collection by the famous Enid Blyton, the story of Malory Towers is aimed primarily at children aged between 9-14 as they continue to grow their collection, these books are worthy of a prime spot on every bookshelf. Using her own experience of her daughter attending a boarding school in the Cornish seaside, this has been adapted into a 12-series collection. The first six official books were by Enid herself while author Pamela Cox sequels to add to the impressive and much-anticipated collection. Enid Blyton remained to be one of the biggest authors and since the 1930s, having sold more than 600 million copies worldwide.Now with a TV series on BBC, the Malory Towers series continue to entertain those who enjoy the storylines revolving around life in school.
So what’s it all about?The Malory Towers paperback books are a collection set in picturesque Cornwall where readers will follow the main character Darrell Rivers and her life at an all girls’ boarding school which is encompassed by beautiful scenic views of the sea. Young readers can truly visualise the setting as they read along as the author executed this delightfully helping readers to use their imagination. On the cliff sides, there is a building which is shaped almost like a castle, with each corner a tall round pillar that represents the four different houses: North, East, South, West and housing 40 girls in each form.
But this plot wouldn’t be complete without a captivating storyline. Readers will be introduced to key characters and continue their six-year journey at the boarding school which sees many adventures and experiences along the way.
As the protagonist (Darrell Rivers) arrives upon her first day in the boarding school, she is greeted with the Headmistress Miss Grayling’s motivational speech in welcoming the girls to the school, Rivers is moved and she becomes excited and feels inspired. But Darrell has one thing she must really control, and that is her temper.
From this day forward, Rivers has set herself the goal to become one of the successful students of the establishment. Rivers remains strong and determined until she encounters the difficulties of getting along with other classmates, with each character with their own unique side and personality, Rivers is headstrong, she has a hot temperament and often gets into unexpected situations. River’s schoolfellows includes Alicia with a rude behaviour along with her friend Betty, that enjoys bringing a class lesson into chaos, Sally who’s a dependable student, Mary who is always timid and a vindictive and malicious student Gwendoline Mary Lacey.
In this story, we follow the girls through six years, we can see the challenges they face which can be empathised for many young girls and boys in school. Each student works hard, plays hard, achieves success and failure and all face happiness and setbacks at the same time. In spite of all of this and the many inexperienced and immature sides of each student, Miss Grayling has not given and though she has extremely high promise and expectations of them, Grayling works hard to change these students and help them grow into strong dependable women that people can rely on.
Titles in this collection include:
By Enid Blighton
- First Term at Malory Towers
- Second Form at Malory Towers
Darrell Rivers is looking forward to her new term in the Second form at Malory Towers and meeting up with her friends again. There are three new girls this term in the North Tower, Ellen, Daphne and Belinda. But Darrell doesn't yet know how the term will end, with a dramatic cliff top rescue and with a storming Cornish sea raging below
- Third Year at Malory Towers
Three new girls turn out to be really exciting this term. Zeralda an American girl who is into film stars and thinks she can act as well as her screen idol. Bill short for Wilhelmina, who is mad on horses and thinks of nothing else. And Mavis who has a lovely singing voice and is desperate to be an opera singer. Darrell's third term is full of laughter, fun and quite a few surprises.
- Upper Fourth at Malory Towers
Darrell's young sister, Felicity, is in the first form this term, and Darrell is looking forward very much to showing off her beloved Malory Towers to her young sister, but Felicity befriends June, a person who Darrell isn't very keen on. But that doesn't take away the excitement Darrell has when she learns she is made head girl of the Upper Fourth. But being head girl isn't quite as exciting as Darrell hoped it would be, and soon begins to lose her temper.
- In the Fifth at Malory Towers
Darrell and her friends are excited this term, as it is the fifth form pantomime. But things don't go as smoothly as everyone wants them to with Moira giving out her orders, to the girls rehearsing on stage. Then there is someone who is sending out anonymous letters, which makes everyone uncomfortable. But Mam'zelle Dupont lightens the load a little with a trick she plays on the Fifth formers.
- Last Term at Malory Towers
Darrell's last term at her beloved Malory Towers, and happily she is made head girl of the school, an honour she takes very seriously and is immensely proud of. But the term has its ups and downs with Gwendoline constantly grumbling about her father, and then suddenly finds herself faced with a tremendous shock which has her leaving before the term ends.
By Pamela Cox
- New Term at Malory Towers
Darrell has left, and Felicity is head of the third form. And what a lot she has to deal with — June and new girl Freddie playing tricks continually, the sickly Bonnie shadowing her, and the stuck-up Amy, who has a strange family secret.
- Summer Term at Malory Towers
There's a mystery at the nearby stables — someone has stolen money and then poor Julie's horse. Can the third form help old girls Bill and Clarissa discover who is behind it?
- Winter Term at Malory Towers
Susan is excited to be in charge of the winter concert, but Miss Tallant, a new teacher, has very strong ideas about it. And when she interferes in a midnight feast, they realise there's a spy in their midst. But who could it be?
- Fun and Games at Malory Towers
New girl Millicent clashes with the feisty June over the school's priorities: a music concert or tennis tournament? But both pale into insignificance when it's found there's a thief in the fifth form.
- Secrets at Malory Towers
Felicity is Head Girl of Malory Towers! Eager to prove herself, she has her hands full with naughty first formers, and a very mysterious new form-mate who is strangely familiar.
- Goodbye Malory Towers
After taking their Higher Certificate, the sixth formers want to relax this term. But the Head has a surprise: a finishing school course, with old girl Gwendoline Lacey as teacher. Yet someone is determined to drive her out — and it takes the return of Darrell to solve the mystery.
Enid Blyton presents Malory Towers the 12 book collection. At Malory Towers, there's more to life than lessons. Join Darrell Rivers and her friends as they work hard and play harder at this seaside boarding school. Follow the loveable group as they go through their school years going on all sorts of adventures.