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House at the Corner (Mystery & Adventure)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  310 ratings  ·  22 reviews
What is it that makes the House-at-the-Corner different from any other house in the world? The Farrell family lives there - five children and their father and mother.

Life in the House-at-the-Corner is much like any other place, until waspish Aunt Grace comes to stay. She is very sharp-tongued with a habit of interfering in other people's affairs - particularly the childre
Paperback, 158 pages
Published 1968 by Armada (first published 1947)
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Nandakishore Varma
Feb 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Bookish, unattractive, nerdy youngster with whose only skill is in writing steals a march over her more clever and attractive siblings. Need I explain any further why I loved this book?
Sonia Gomes
Oct 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
When Aunt Grace comes to visit her nephew John who is a hard working surgeon she is surprised at the way his children have turned out; there is Pam the eldest, beautiful and very intelligent but conceited and so full of herself, Tony who is intelligent but mean and spiteful spends his time playing tricks on his school master, Lizzie talented but without any spunk a scapegoat for her older siblings and the twins David and Delia who love the garden and work so very hard to learn everything they po ...more
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The House at the Corner will feel familiar to anyone who's read a few of Blyton's family or school stories. In it we meet a group of siblings each with a gift: one ambitious and clever; one popular and amusing; a self-deprecating writer; and two twins solemnly dedicated to gardening and nature. Blyton sets them up, knocks them down, and we see who rights themselves.

The over-arching moral of the story is a good and valuable one: a gift is worthless if you don't put it to work. The children who ar
Jul 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lovely to find an Enid Blyton that I hadn't read before, and that was right up my alley as well! Lovely story of a year or so in the life of a family whose aunt comes to stay, and we get to watch a lot of changes in the children. Of course the two 'bad' ones get a dreadful comeuppance each - but then as is to be expected, they mend their ways and in the end are rewarded. I was most fond of the young twins, Delia and David, who end the tale by going off to Whyteleafe School - the school that the ...more
Verity W
This was an Enid Blyton I hadn't heard of before - let alone read. And it's really quite good. It's got a bit more actual peril and wrongdoing in it than I remember from a lot of her stories, but it's a really good, pacey read. I enjoyed it - and think that it has lots of themes in it that are interesting for children to consider, even if the world has moved on a bit since it was written.
Apr 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Keluarga Farrel memiliki 5 orang anak yang cerdas dan ceria; Pam, Tony, Lizzie, David dan Delia. Hanya saja Pam dan Tony memiliki karakter yang kurang baik. Mereka berdua memang cerdas, namun sifatnya sangatlah angkuh dan tukang pamer. Suatu ketika salah satu bibi di keluarga mereka, Bibi Grace datang berkunjung. Sebagian anggota keluarga merasa senang dan sebagian lagi merasa tidak senang karena Bibi Grace adalah orang yang sangat cerewet dan senang mengatur. Namun dibalik sikapnya seperti itu ...more
Feb 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What amazed me about this book was how there's a member in the family that anyone reading can relate to, in terms of personality and attitude. I personally connected instantly with the shy but kinder daughter. She was so much more interested in the Aunt Grace visiting the family, and was the only one who went to get her at the train station upon arrival. Enid Blyton's depiction of a family going through ups and downs is excellently delivered in "House at the Corner," and I recommend that you rea ...more
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first Enid Blyton book & I'm 24. :D
I have really enjoyed this. I'm not going to feel bad for not reading it before. Better late than never.

Whoever reading this book can relate the characters to them or with the people they know.
Like how each one us behave in a different manner & how everyone has a talent one way or the other.
I'm not that adjustable but I can relate myself to Lizzie(sorry.. Elizabeth) in some ways. Aunt Grace is like a God mother to the Farrell family.
It real
Omar Jabak
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review of Enid Mary Blyton's House at the Corner

I have recently laid hands on Blyton's House at the Corner and had the opportunity to skim through it. As the novelist took me on a trip to this house, I got introduced to the people dwelling there. I read about aunt Grace arriving at the house she was brought up in; the house which was known as the house at the corner because passengers could see it from the windows of the train heading for the station at the corner opposite the hills. She appeare
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very enjoyable family story. Enid always writes good wholesome family stories. This is about a family that after a tragedy, learns to pull together and keep their world together.
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Das schönste Buch das es gibt ♡
Indah W
Jul 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best books by Enid Blyton, seriouslyy.. kalo kalian belon pernah baca, buruaaaann cari di toko buku terdekat, walau gua ngga yakin masih ada yang jual versi terjemahannya, hihihi..

Terjemahannya berjudul "Rumah di Ujung Jalan", ahahaha.. literal bangets yaa, abis rumahnya emang di ujung jalan seeh :p

Tapii kalo mo nyari versi English, if you're lucky, di Kino masih suka ada kok nih buku.

Ini cerita tentang sebuah keluarga yang mempunyai 5 orang anak kalo ngga salah inget.

Si sulung itu ca
Andrea Hickman Walker
I really enjoyed this. It wasn't anything out of the ordinary for an Enid Blyton book, and was quite similar to many of her others. Rather decidedly moralistic, but there's not necessarily anything wrong with that. I adored the twins, I liked Lizzie and Aunt Grace and thought the others got what was coming to them. I do sometimes get annoyed with the happy endings - not everyone is going to be able to pull themselves together and see what's really good for them and have the strength of character ...more
Aug 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Was making a book hedgehog out of this book, so I thought I would read it as I went along. Lovely children's novel, with excellent character development and great exploration of themes like family and teamwork.
Fajar Nugraha
great family story.inspirational for young is in the end.yes,dont ever judged the unexpected+underrated one.
Erie granita
buku pertama yang mama ku beliin waktu smp dulu
Dec 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Vaijayanthi by: myself
Nice book. Shown how to cooperate with our family members. Interesting and nice.
Aug 17, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: enid-blyton
It's not one of my favourites, but it had the classic Blyton elements to it.
May 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really good book and had a nice time reading it .......... Enid blyton has done a really good job in this book
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Enid Mary Blyton (1897 - 1968) was an English author of children's books.

Born in South London, Blyton was the eldest of three children, and showed an early interest in music and reading. She was educated at St. Christopher's School, Beckenham, and - having decided not to pursue her music - at Ipswich High School, where she trained as a kindergarten teacher. She taught for five years before her 192
“Remorse is a terrible thing to bear, Pam, one of the worst of all punishments in this life. To wish undone something you have done, to wish you could look back on kindness to someone you love, instead of on unkindness - that is a very terrible thing.” 35 likes
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