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Enid Blyton - Author

About the Author

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.

Featured books by Enid Blyton

Five on a Treasure Island

Five on a Treasure Island

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

First published in 1947, these books have been a regular feature on bookshelves across the land since then. I grew up with them, and couldn't put these adventures of this family and their dog down, as I was pulled in chapter by chapter.  There eponymous gang are siblings Dick, Anne and Georgina (or should I say George!), cousin Julian and Timmy the dog.. Follow them on dozens of adventures by the wonderful Enid Blyton, with 22 in the series, there are plenty to keep you busy! Books in The Famous Five Series: 1. Five on a Treasure Island  2. Five Go Adventuring Again  3. Five Run Away Together  4. Five Go to Smuggler's Top  5. Five Go Off in a Caravan  6. Five on Kirrin Island Again  7. Five Go Off to Camp 8. Five Get into Trouble  9. Five Fall into Adventure 10. Five on a Hike Together  11. Five Have a Wonderful Time  12. Five Go Down to the Sea  13. Five Go to Mystery Moor  14. Five Have Plenty of Fun  15. Five on a Secret Trail  16. Five Go to Billycock Hill  17. Five Get into a Fix  18. Five on Finniston Farm  19. Five Go to Demon's Rocks 20. Five Have a Mystery to Solve 21. Five Are Together Again 

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Five Go Adventuring Again

Five Go Adventuring Again

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Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In their second adventure, the Famous Five find a thief at Kirrin Cottage. They think they know who it is, but need to prove it. Will the discovery of a very old map help uncover the true culprit? This edition features a fabulous new cover, bound to appeal to today's young readers.

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Five Run Away Together

Five Run Away Together

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Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In their third adventure, the Famous Five discover that someone has been on George's island. And what is locked in the mysterious trunk hidden on Kirrin Island? The Famous Five think they're on the trail of smugglers - until they hear a child scream...Fabulous new cover artwork will draw young readers into this accessible timeless classic.

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Five Go to Smuggler's Top

Five Go to Smuggler's Top

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Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In book four, the Famous Five stay at the large old house at Smuggler's Top. They discover secret hiding places, underground tunnels, and one night they catch people signalling out to sea! Are there still smugglers at Smuggler's Top? Fabulous new cover artwork will draw readers into this accessible timeless classic.

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Five Go off in a Caravan

Five Go off in a Caravan

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In book five, the Famous Five go on a caravan holiday. When they stumble across a circus troupe, the gang are thrilled. But some of the circus people have more sinister plans than just clowning around...

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Five on Kirrin Island Again

Five on Kirrin Island Again

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In book six, Uncle Quentin has locked himself away on Kirrin Island. What's he up to and why won't he let anyone visit? Then the Famous Five discover that a suspicious stranger is watching Uncle Quentin's every move. Can the Famous Five warn Uncle Quentin in time? Fabulous brand-new cover artwork will bring new readers to this timeless classic.

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Five Go off to Camp

Five Go off to Camp

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In book seven, the Famous Five investigate spook trains in the dead of night. The trains seem to vanish into thin air, but where do they go? The Five discover an unusual underground tunnel system and a secret train-service. If they follow the tracks, will they solve the mystery? Fabulous brand-new cover artwork will bring new readers to this timeless classic.

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Five Get into Trouble

Five Get into Trouble

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In book seven, the Famous Five investigate spook trains in the dead of night. The trains seem to vanish into thin air, but where do they go? The Five discover an unusual underground tunnel system and a secret train-service. If they follow the tracks, will they solve the mystery? Fabulous brand-new cover artwork will bring young readers to this timeless classic.

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Five Fall into Adventure

Five Fall into Adventure

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In book nine, the Famous Five are really worried - George and her devoted Timmy have disappeared. Not only that, somebody has broken into Kirrin Cottage. Could there be a connection? Will the Five find George and Timmy and bring them home safe? Fabulous new cover artwork will draw young readers into this accessible timeless classic.

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Five on a Hike Together

Five on a Hike Together

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In book ten, Dick is woken by a light flashing through his window. Is someone trying to send him a coded message? When the Famous Five hear of an escaped convict in the area, they are on red alert. The police won't help, so the Five have no choice - yet again, they'll be solving this mystery by themselves...Brand-new contemporary cover artwork will appeal to today's young readers of this timeless classic.

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Five Have a Wonderful Time

Five Have a Wonderful Time

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In book eleven, the Famous Five are on an adventurous holiday in horse-drawn caravans. They discover a ruined castle that looks deserted. But is that a face at the window? Or is it a trick of the light? Just who is hiding in the castle? A brand-new edition with fantastic contemporary cover artwork to appeal to today's young readers.

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Five Go Down to the Sea

Five Go Down to the Sea

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In book twelve, somebody is flashing lights from the top of the old tower on the treacherous rocks off the Cornish coast. The Famous Five sense danger. But can they solve this mystery without getting hurt themselves? A fantastic new edition featuring inviting contemporary cover art, to appeal to today's young readers.

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Five Go to Mystery Moor

Five Go to Mystery Moor

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In book thirteen, the Famous Five find out about something dangerous out in Mystery Moor. They'll have to risk the treacherous mists and follow the trail if they want to find what's lurking in the shadows. Do they know what they've let themselves in for? Fabulous brand-new cover artwork will be loved by new readers of this timeless classic.

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Five Have Plenty of Fun

Five Have Plenty of Fun

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In book fourteen, George is not pleased when Berta, a spoilt American girl, turns up at Kirrin Cottage in the dead of night. But George hasn't got time to be jealous, Berta is in hiding from kidnappers. The Famous Five are the only ones who can protect her - but will they take on dangerous criminals to help out a stranger? Fabulous brand-new cover artwork will be loved by new readers of this timeless classic.

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Five on a Secret Trail

Five on a Secret Trail

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In book fifteen, the Famous Five go camping and pitch their tent near a ruined and seemingly abandoned cottage. When Anne hears strange noises at night the others don't believe her...Until they see the ghostly lights. Is the cottage really haunted, or is there another, equally sinister, explanation? Fabulous new cover artwork will draw young readers into this timeless classic.

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Five Get into a Fix

Five Get into a Fix

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In book seventeen, the Famous Five are skiing and having lots of fun. But who is living in the mysterious house near their chalet? The caretaker claims it's been deserted for years, but the Five are sure they've seen a face at the window. A terrified, and haunted face. Have the gang got the courage to find out?

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Five on Finniston Farm

Five on Finniston Farm

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In book eighteen, the Famous Five hunt for the lost dungeons of a ruined castle on Finniston Farm. The friends are determined to find them, and whatever they hide, but they are not alone. Can the Famous Five get there first? Fabulous new cover artwork will draw young readers into this timeless classic.

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Five Go to Demon's Rocks

Five Go to Demon's Rocks

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In book nineteen, the Famous Five travel to Demon's Rocks and discover a very old and valuable gold coin. Demon's Rocks is famous for its stories of bountiful treasure, but if the myth is reality, who does the treasure belong to? The Five are determined to find out, but first they need to know who else is exploring Demon's Rocks for the treasure...Fantastic brand-new contemporary cover artwork will draw young readers into this timeless classic.

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Five Have a Mystery to Solve

Five Have a Mystery to Solve

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In book twenty, the Famous Five visit Whispering Island, another mysterious place with a million stories surrounding it. Is it really haunted? It's all fun and games until the Five get stranded there and realise they're not the only ones on the island. Fabulous new contemporary cover artwork will draw young readers into this timeless classic.

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Five are Together Again

Five are Together Again

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. This fantastic new edition features fantastic contemporary cover artwork to appeal to young readers. In book twenty one, the Famous Five are camping out near the home of a famous scientist. But when his important research papers go missing, he needs the gang's help to get them back. Can the Five work out who took them? And why?

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Five Go to Billycock Hill

Five Go to Billycock Hill

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In book sixteen, it's holiday time at Billycock Hill and the Famous Five make new friend - a real pilot! But when he disappears with top secret equipment, the Five begin to wonder if their new friend could be a spy, or worse, a traitor. Whatever his motives, the gang feel duty-bound to investigate...Fabulous brand-new cover artwork will draw young readers into this accessible timeless classic.

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Other books by Enid Blyton

A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Silly School Colour Short Stories

A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Silly School Colour Short Stories

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

A full-colour short story from the enchanted world of the Faraway Tree in a perfect format for new readers. Discover the magic! The Land of Silly School is where Dame Snap teaches naughty elves, pixies and fairies. But Joe, Beth, Frannie, Connie soon discover that the lessons are very silly indeed! How will they escape strict Dame Snap? Also available in this short story series: A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Birthdays A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Magic Medicines A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Do-As-You-Please A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Goodies A Faraway Tree Adventure: In Santa Claus's Castle A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Toys A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Dreams A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Silly School A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Enchantments A Faraway Tree Adventure: Joe and the Magic Snowman

A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Do-As-You-Please Colour Short Stories

A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Do-As-You-Please Colour Short Stories

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

A full-colour short story taken from the world of the Magic Faraway Tree. Perfect for new readers. Discover the magic! At the top of the Faraway Tree a new adventure awaits the children. What could be nicer than a visit to the Land of Do-As-You-Please? Frannie has always longed to ride an elephant and Joe wants to be a train-driver. Everyone's wishes can come true! The perfect format for new readers to enjoy the adventures of Moonface, Silky, Saucepan Man and friends. Also available in this short story series: A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Birthdays A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Magic Medicines A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Do-As-You-Please A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Goodies A Faraway Tree Adventure: In Santa Claus's Castle A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Toys A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Dreams A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Silly School A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Enchantments A Faraway Tree Adventure: Joe and the Magic Snowman

The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair Deluxe Edition Book 1

The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair Deluxe Edition Book 1

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Be whisked away on a magical adventure on a chair that can fly and grant wishes! A beautiful full-colour hardback edition of this much-loved story. When Mollie and Peter sit in an old armchair in a curious antique shop, they never expected it to be the start of the most wonderful adventure. Making friends with a pixie called Binky is only the start, as the three of them sail away to a giant's castle and even to the Land of Dreams! Make your own wishes come true with this charming, classic book in a deluxe edition.

A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Magic Medicines Colour Short Stories

A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Magic Medicines Colour Short Stories

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

A full-colour short story taken from the world of the Magic Faraway Tree. Perfect for new readers. Discover the magic! The Land of Magic Medicines has come to the top of the Faraway Tree, and it's full of curious bottles and sparkling potions. It's the perfect place to find something to make Mother feel better... The stories about the Magic Faraway Tree have been entertaining children for more than 80 years. Now these colour short stories offer a great way for young new readers to discover the adventures of Silky, Moon-Face, the Saucepan Man and all of their friends in the Enchanted Wood. Also available in this short story series: A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Birthdays A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Magic Medicines A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Do-As-You-Please A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Goodies A Faraway Tree Adventure: In Santa Claus's Castle A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Toys A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Dreams A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Silly School A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Enchantments A Faraway Tree Adventure: Joe and the Magic Snowman

A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Goodies Colour Short Stories

A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Goodies Colour Short Stories

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

A full-colour short story taken from the world of the Magic Faraway Tree. Perfect for new readers. Discover the magic! The Land of Goodies has come to the top of the Faraway Tree, and it is the tastiest place that Joe, Beth, Frannie and Rick have ever been. There are ice-cream trees, lollipop bushes and fences made of marshmallow! The stories about the Magic Faraway Tree have been entertaining children for more than 80 years. Now these colour short stories offer a great way for young new readers to discover the adventures of Silky, Moon-Face, the Saucepan Man and all of their friends in the Enchanted Wood. Also available in this short story series: A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Birthdays A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Magic Medicines A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Do-As-You-Please A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Goodies A Faraway Tree Adventure: In Santa Claus's Castle A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Toys A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Dreams A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Silly School A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Enchantments A Faraway Tree Adventure: Joe and the Magic Snowman

A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Birthdays Colour Short Stories

A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Birthdays Colour Short Stories

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

A full-colour short story taken from the world of the Magic Faraway Tree. Perfect for new readers. Discover the magic! It's Beth's birthday, so everyone is delighted when the Land of Birthdays arrives at the top of the Faraway Tree. It's time for the most magical party they've ever had! The stories about the Magic Faraway Tree have been entertaining children for more than 80 years. Now these colour short stories offer a great way for young new readers to discover the adventures of Silky, Moon-Face, the Saucepan Man and all of their friends in the Enchanted Wood. Also available in this short story series: A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Birthdays A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Magic Medicines A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Do-As-You-Please A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Goodies A Faraway Tree Adventure: In Santa Claus's Castle A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Toys A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Dreams A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Silly School A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Enchantments A Faraway Tree Adventure: Joe and the Magic Snowman

Pump Prysur: Antur y Pen-Blwydd

Pump Prysur: Antur y Pen-Blwydd

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2020

Pump Prysur: Pump yn Achub y Dydd

Pump Prysur: Pump yn Achub y Dydd

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2020

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