Category Archives: Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton, praise and criticism part 4: The World of Children’s Books

I brought this one (and all the other praise and criticism books) home from the staff library at my work. I just quickly skimmed the index to see if Enid Blyton was mentioned. She’s in this one four times but … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton, praise and criticism part 2: The Child and the Book

A few weeks ago I looked at what the Who’s Who of Children’s Literature had to say about Enid Blyton, and it was overwhelmingly positive. This time I want to see what The Child and the Book has to say. … Continue reading

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Letters to Enid 1: From volume 1 issue 10

Recently someone commented on the blog asking how they might find a letter they had written to Enid Blyton many years before. It had been published in Enid Blyton’s magazine in the mid-fifties. I checked all of the copies I … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton, praise and criticism part 1: The Who’s Who of Children’s Literature

Enid Blyton’s life and writing career might seem as if it was a perfect, rosy thing. Half of that is her skill in writing. Even in her autobiography and her letters to children she would never let on that things were less … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton’s short stories

Enid Blyton wrote a lot of short stories. I was planning to start reviewing some of them to encourage me to read more of them. But first, I thought I would just write a bit about her short stories in … Continue reading

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Bourne End overview

Over the years we’ve written a lot about our trips to Enid Blyton’s magical home of Old Thatch and Bourne End, even though we haven’t really written about it since. So I thought I would remind you all of our … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton Fund for Seven Stories

Originally posted on Seven Stories' Enid Blyton Blog:
We are thrilled to announce a new £¾m fund to benefit the work of Seven Stories, which has been founded thanks to the Enid Blyton Trust for Children.  Its Trustees have decided to wind…

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A new Blyton movie – The Magic Faraway Tree

This is not quite new news. There has been talk of a Faraway Tree movie for at least a few years now. As far back as 2014 there were reports that the series would be adapted for the big screen, … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Garden 2: What we know about the original Old Thatch gardens

Last week we looked at the most up to date information we had from Old Thatch gardens and got an idea of the kind of place the cottage and gardens are, but as mentioned we don’t know very much about … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Garden 1: Old Thatch in the present day, part one

I came across a book The Writer’s Garden by Jackie Bennett, at work last Saturday and immediately started flicking through it to see if I could find any information about Enid Blyton’s own beloved gardens, but the book was annoyingly devoid … Continue reading

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Blyton’s Britain, part 1

Thanks to a comment on one of my previous posts, from a reader saying that it would be nice to have a list of locations that Enid Blyton used for inspiration and where she lived, I have decided to put … Continue reading

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Article Review: The Children Who Inspired Enid Blyton’s Famous Five Book covers are revealed

I know I promised you, a review of the audio adaptation of Second Term at Malory Towers, unfortunately I’ve been unable to locate my cassette tape of this one, and at rather the last minute as well. I took drastic … Continue reading

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My favourite Enid Blyton quotes

This post was inspired by an article on the Guardian site: Six of the best Enid Blyton quotes which was published in honour of Enid Blyton’s birthday this year. Two of the quotes were no surprise as they are always floating … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Enid!

Having been born in 1897, it would be Enid Blyton’s 118th birthday today. I think that’s the perfect excuse to celebrate with a piece (or indeed pieces) of cake. Don’t you?

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Literary Love Letters: Dear Enid Blyton, From Samantha Tonge – Reblogged from Novelicious

I’ve had this bookmarked for a while, but haven’t needed to use it as we’ve had plenty of material from contributors lately. Rather than having Chris’ Adventure Series posts back to back we thought we’d break things up a little … Continue reading

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Reblog: A Postcard From Enid Blyton by Roger Thiedeman

Unfortunately things didn’t work out with our potential blogger this week, but never mind. Instead here’s a post from over at the March House Books Blog which is run by the lovely Barbara. March House Books is an online second-hand book … Continue reading

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Why I love re-reading Blyton, by Chris

This site is full of reviews, stories and discussions of all sorts about anything and everything related to Enid Blyton and her writings. What lurks beneath them is the love that I presume everyone involved in this blog – contributors, … Continue reading

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An Interview with Enid Blyton

I know it should be Fiona’s blog today, but she’s been at work and isn’t feeling too good, so I’m take over just for today, I hope you don’t mind! Now before you get all excited, I feel I have … Continue reading

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Bringing Blyton to Life: A Blyton Library Event

On the 12th August 2014 I took charge  of a Blyton themed event in the library where I work, for the children. I had a word with the Children’s Librarian a few months ago about running a Blyton themed event, … Continue reading

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A Beckenham day out

Stef had a three hour delay on the train heading home yesterday so she wasn’t able to finish her St Clare’s review. So while checking to see what we had in the drafts I stumbled across this. The day out was … Continue reading

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