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Enid Blyton
Born in 1897 in South London, Enid Mary 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... show more
Born in 1897 in South London, Enid Mary 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 1924 marriage to editor Hugh Pollock, with whom she had two daughters. This marriage ended in divorce, and Blyton remarried in 1943, to surgeon Kenneth Fraser Darrell Waters. She died in 1968, one year after her second husband.

Enid Blyton was a prolific author of children's books, who penned an estimated 800 books over about 40 years. Her stories were often either children's adventure and mystery stories, or fantasies involving magic. Notable series include: The Famous Five, The Secret Seven, The Five Find-Outers, Noddy, The Wishing Chair, Mallory Towers, and St. Clare's.

According to the Index Translationum, Blyton was the fifth most popular author in the world in 2007, coming after Lenin but ahead of Shakespeare.
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Birth date: 1897-08-11
Died: 1968-11-28
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Claresinterpretations
Claresinterpretations rated it 2 years ago
Listened to in audio format. I loved Enid Blyton as a child and I remember reading the Secret Seven and the Five Findouters with fondness. The St Clare's Series is based around twins Pat and Isobel O'Sullivan and their friends. I love these books they are so innocent, with the girls enjoying mi...
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Hime's Bookshelf rated it 2 years ago
I've had this book for more than fifteen years in my bookcase now; I bought this when I was a child, for English reading program at my school back then. However, sometimes I'd reread it again if I wanted some classic light reading. As an adult, reading the book makes you remember the thoughts and im...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Well, here I am sitting in a car driving back to Melbourne (actually, to be precise I am in the passenger seat – my Dad is driving – even though the car has cruise control doesn't mean that I can write a book review and drive at the same time). Anyway, this is the last of the Famous Five books, and ...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Well, here we have it, the final Secret Seven book that I needed to read to complete the entire Secret Seven series (and as I have said a number of times previously since I hadn't read the entire series when I was I kid I can't really put it down as a reread). That leaves only one more Enid Blyton b...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Well, I have now read this book, though I will continue to do what I normally do when I wish to revisit a review and that is to keep my older one below (normally because there are still things there that are relevant despite me having reviewed this book without reading it in like 25 years). Now I ca...
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