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Enid Blyton

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    Enid Blyton Biography
    Enid Blyton is one of the world's best-selling children's authors with sales of her books in excess of 500 million copies. She's also one of the most translated authors with her stories being published in over 40 languages. Her books still delight many young readers today and in the UK she sells more than one book a minute and many of her books have been adapted into films and TV series.

    After leaving school Enid Blyton trained as a teacher and taught at a boys preparatory school in Kent before becoming a governess to four brothers in Surbiton, Surrey. She started to find success with her writing in 1922 when her first book of poems, Child Whispers, was published. Through the 1920s and 1930s more of her books were published.

    Enid Blyton Facts
    Enid Mary Blyton was born on 11th August 1897 in South London but grew up in Beckenham, Kent.

    In her autobiography, The Story of My Life (1952), Enid Blyton says that, from an early age, she "liked making up stories better than I liked doing anything else." As a child she would go to bed at night and stories would flood into her mind "all mixed-up, rather like dreams are, but yet each story had its own definite thread—its beginning and middle and ending." 

    An annual Enid Blyton Day celebrating her books has been held each Spring since 1995.

    Our favourite Enid Blyton Book Characters
    George - from the Famous Five series
    Beth, Joe and Frannie - from the Faraway Tree series
    Darrell Rivers - from The Malory Towers series

    Our favourite Enid Blyton Book Quotes
    "I don’t know why, but the meals we have on picnics always taste so much nicer than the ones we have indoors" (Five Go Off In A Caravan)

    “Oh, I wish I lived in a caravan! How lovely it must be to live in a house that has wheels and can go away down the lanes and through the towns, and stand still in fields at night!” (Mr Galliano's Circus)

    “Well, come back and have tea with us. Silky's got some Pop Cakes and I've made some Google Buns. I don't often make them - and I tell you they're a treat!” (The Enchanted Wood)

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    14th June 2004

    The Magic Faraway Tree

    The Magic Faraway Tree is the second story in the Faraway Tree series by the world's best-loved children's author, Enid ... More

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    3rd May 2012

    Famous Five: Five On A Treasure Island: Book 1

    Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most po... More

    (19 reviews)
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    14th June 2004

    The Enchanted Wood

    The Enchanted Wood is the first magical story in the Faraway Tree series by the world's best-loved children's author, En... More

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    27th July 2017

    The Land of Enchantments: A Faraway Tree Adventure

    A classic tale from Enid Blyton's magical Faraway Tree series with exciting new full-colour illustrations from Alex Pate... More

    (14 reviews)
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    8th September 2016

    The Magic Faraway Tree Gift Edition

    'This book deserves to be on every child's bookshelf.' - Junior Design Awards A deluxe, beautifully-illustrated hardba... More

    (13 reviews)
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    5th October 2017

    The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair gift edition

    A beautiful gift edition of the first story in this magical trilogy from one of the world's most loved and bestselling a... More

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    10th July 2018

    Secret Seven: Mystery of the Skull

    Solve the mystery with the Secret Seven - everyone's favourite detective club! A brand-new, action-packed Secret Sev... More

    (12 reviews)
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    6th April 2017

    The Folk of the Faraway Tree Gift Edition

    A stunning full-colour hardback deluxe edition of the third magical story in the Magic Faraway Tree series. When Joe... More

    (11 reviews)
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    4th May 2017

    Famous Five: Five Have Plenty Of Fun: Book 14

    Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timothy. Together they are THE FAMOUS FIVE - Enid Blyton's most popular adventur... More

    (11 reviews)
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    1st November 2017

    Joe and the Magic Snowman: A Faraway Tree Adventure

    The tenth classic tale and Christmas special from Enid Blyton's magical Faraway Tree series, with exciting new full-colo... More

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