Category Archives: Enid Blyton

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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Article Review: Are the Days of Enid Blyton bashing over?

While seeking inspiration for an article to thrill you all with tonight, I took desperate measures and turned to the internet’s most used search engine, Google, to help me find some. And boy, did Google deliver! I found an article … Continue reading

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Mystery, Magic, and Midnight Feasts! by Poppy

By Poppy Hutchinson Recently, I was invited to the very first viewing of the brand new Enid Blyton Exhibition at Seven Stories – Mystery, Magic, Midnight Feasts, The Many Adventures of Enid Blyton. I was invited through on a rather … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton’s Blue Plaque Appeal

Now, before you get confused, we are posting on a Tuesday, but it won’t disrupt our schedule. The second part of Aaron’s review on The Children of Cherry Tree Farm is still ready to go up for tomorrow, but this … Continue reading

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Article: “Granny, Noddy and Me” an interview with Sophie Smallwood

This evening I stumbled on an article in the Guardian Online which is based around an interview with Sophie Smallwood – Enid Blyton’s granddaughter. The article, titled ‘Granny, Noddy and Me’ seems to be to be a beautiful insight into how … Continue reading

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Here’s to Enid Blyton on the 44th anniversary of her death

Forty-four years ago today, on 28 November 1968, Enid Blyton passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 71. It is a testament to her that so many years later she is still read and loved by so … Continue reading

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