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Enid Blyton’s birthday (1897)

Enid Blyton's birthday (1897)

Enid Mary Blyton (11 August 1897 – 28 November 1968) was an English children’s writer whose books have been among the world’s best-sellers since the 1930s, selling more than 600 million copies. She wrote on a wide range of topics including education, natural history, fantasy, mystery, and biblical narratives and is best remembered today for her Noddy, Famous Five, Secret Seven, and Malory Towers.

Her writing was unplanned and sprang largely from her unconscious mind: she typed her stories as events unfolded before her. The sheer volume of her work and the speed with which it was produced led to rumours that Blyton employed an army of ghost writers, a charge she vigorously denied.


Activity Ideas:

  • Print out and enjoy the Enid Blyton section of our monthly activity book – here
  • Learn more about Enid Blyton’s famous stories – here
  • Meet Enid Blyton with a short clip – here
  • Discuss your favourite Enid Blyton books
  • Or try your hand at Enid Blyton Society’s Enid Blyton quiz – here