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, Eni... MoreThe Magic Faraway Tree

(78 reviews) Review
3rd May 2012

Famous Five: Five On A Treasure Island: Book 1

Celebrate 80 years of the Famous Five with this fabulous edition of the first book featuring a cover by Sir Quentin Blak... MoreFamous Five: Five On A Treasure Island: Book 1

(33 reviews) Review
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, ... MoreThe Enchanted Wood

(30 reviews) Review
3rd April 2006

First Term at Malory Towers

[b]For new girl Darrell Rivers, there are friends to be made, pranks to be played and fun to be had at Malory Towers in ... MoreFirst Term at Malory Towers

(29 reviews) Review
13th October 2022

Bunny's First Christmas

An adorable Christmas picture book about friendship from a storyteller loved by many generations.As Christmas approaches... MoreBunny's First Christmas

(22 reviews) Review
5th August 2021

The Naughtiest Girl: Naughtiest Girl In The School: Book 1

In this first book in Enid Blyton's hugely popular series, Elizabeth Allen is sent away to boarding school and makes up ... MoreThe Naughtiest Girl: Naughtiest Girl In The School: Book 1

(21 reviews) Review
2nd May 2013

Secret Seven: The Secret Seven: Book 1

Solve the mystery with the Secret Seven - everyone's favourite detective club! These timeless stories are perfect for yo... MoreSecret Seven: The Secret Seven: Book 1

(20 reviews) Review
3rd September 2020

The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair: Book 1

Set off a magical adventure with the first book in Enid Blyton's classic fantasy series about a chair that can fly and g... MoreThe Adventures of the Wishing-Chair: Book 1

(18 reviews) Review
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 ser... MoreThe Folk of the Faraway Tree Gift Edition

(16 reviews) Review
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 Pa... MoreThe Land of Enchantments: A Faraway Tree Adventure

(15 reviews) Review
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