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The Enchanted Wood

Enid Blyton

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This beautiful new deluxe edition is the perfect gift for any Blyton fan: for seasoned readers and for a new audience. A funny, magical adventure that will delight children again and again. It is of course the first book in Enid Blyton's Faraway Tree series. First published in 1939, this has become a true classic, from the author of The Famous Five, The Wishing Chair and The Secret Seven. So, it's very appropriate to have it reproduced in this gorgeous handy small format hardback edition from Egmont Heritage.

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The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton

'I expect I shall find it rather dull here after living in London. It seems so quiet. I shall miss the noise of buses and trams.' When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to a new home, an Enchanted Wood is on their doorstep. And when they discover the Faraway Tree, that is the beginning of many magical adventures! You can join them and their friends Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover which new land is at the top of the Faraway Tree. Will it be the Land of Spells, the Land of Treats, or the Land of Do-As-You-Please?

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About the Author

Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton is one of the most-loved authors in children’s publishing. With over 700 titles published, Enid Blyton’s stories remain timeless classics, adored by children throughout the world.

Soon after Enid Blyton was born in 1897, she fell gravely ill with whooping cough. Her father, Thomas Blyton stayed up with her night after night until her cough subsided and she recovered. From that time on, Enid followed her father wherever he went, and it was through her father that she developed a love of nature and animals – an enthusiasm which stayed with her throughout her life. It was also her father who instilled in Enid her love of books, and she would often be seen sneaking into her father’s library and borrowing a pile of books.

As a young woman Enid was faced with many choices; her father had planned a career in music for her, while she felt drawn to writing. In the end, she became a teacher, though her passion for writing never dwindled. In 1922, a collection of poems by Enid was published - it was her first step toward her dream of becoming an author.

At 27 years old, Enid married Hugh Pollock and moved to London. Enid had two children with Hugh, and soon after wrote her first novel, The Adventures of the Wishing Chair. Enid divorced Hugh after almost 20 years of marriage, and remarried Kenneth Waters in 1943.

Throughout the 40 and 50s, Enid wrote books at a colossal pace: adventure stories, mysteries, magical stories, farming stories, stories for younger children, best-selling series like The Famous Five and Noddy…her writing knew no bounds!

Apart from breaks to play golf and spend time with her children, Enid’s working week was consumed with writing new stories, correcting proofs and answering the hundreds of letters she was, by now, receiving weekly. She explained that her characters evolved organically and her stories seemed to naturally form, she described herself as “merely a sightseer, a reporter, and interpreter.”

Enid fell ill with Alzheimer’s disease in her old age (a disease that affects people’s memory) and she died in 1963. Her spirit lives on in her books and she is remembered as one of the most-loved and celebrated children’s authors.

If you are interested in more about Enid Blyton you may like to visit The Enid Blyton Society

Author photo reproduced with permission of Hachette.

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Format

Hardback

Author

Enid Blyton
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd

Publication date

26th September 2013

ISBN

9781405267342

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