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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

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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 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

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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 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

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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 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

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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 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

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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. 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 Wishing-Chair Adventure: The Witch's Lost Cat Colour Short Stories

A Wishing-Chair Adventure: The Witch's Lost Cat Colour Short Stories

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2021

A full-colour short story taken from the magical Wishing-Chair series. Perfect for new readers. Be whisked away! Never in their wildest dreams, could Mollie and Peter have imagined something so wonderful as a magic Wishing-Chair that will fly you anywhere and grant your every wish! And so when their little black cat, Whiskers, goes missing, they know just who to call upon to help them find her! Also available in this short story series: A Wishing-Chair Adventure: The Royal Birthday Party A Wishing-Chair Adventure: Off on a Holiday Adventure A Wishing-Chair Adventure: A Daring School Rescue A Wishing-Chair Adventure: A Summertime Mystery A Wishing-Chair Adventure: The Goblin and the Lost Ring A Wishing-Chair Adventure: Home for Half-Term A Wishing-Chair Adventure: Santa Claus and the Wishing-Chair

A Wishing-Chair Adventure: A Summertime Mystery Colour Short Stories

A Wishing-Chair Adventure: A Summertime Mystery Colour Short Stories

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2021

A full-colour short story taken from the magical Wishing-Chair series. Perfect for new readers. Be whisked away! Never in their wildest dreams, could Mollie and Peter have imagined something so wonderful as a magic Wishing-Chair that will fly you anywhere and grant your every wish! Join Mollie and Peter on a perilous trip to a disappearing island and meet a mysterious wizard carried on the wind... Also available in this short story series: A Wishing-Chair Adventure: The Royal Birthday Party A Wishing-Chair Adventure: Off on a Holiday Adventure A Wishing-Chair Adventure: A Daring School Rescue A Wishing-Chair Adventure: The Witch's Lost Cat A Wishing-Chair Adventure: The Goblin and the Lost Ring A Wishing-Chair Adventure: Home for Half-Term A Wishing-Chair Adventure: Santa Claus and the Wishing-Chair

Pet Stories

Pet Stories

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2021

A wonderful new collection of short stories about our favourite fluffy friends, from national treasure Enid Blyton Enjoy 25 charming tales about cats, dogs, budgies, rabbits and other adored family pets in this fantastic new bumper collection. Enid Blyton, author of The Famous Five, loved dogs and other animals. Her perfectly crafted short stories about children and their pets are ideal for young readers to enjoy alone or as read-aloud stories in the classroom or at bedtime. Ideal for children aged 5 and over.

Secret Seven Win Through Book 7

Secret Seven Win Through Book 7

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2021

Solve the mystery with the Secret Seven - everyone's favourite detective club! These timeless stories are perfect for young fans of mystery, adventure or detective series. Also available in audiobook! In book seven, the Secret Seven have a fantastic new hiding place, but somebody else has been using it too. Whoever it is is going there at night, and the gang are determined to catch the cheeky intruder, whatever it takes Solve the mystery! Cover and inside illustrations are by the brilliant Tony Ross, illustrator of David Walliams's books. The story was first published in 1955. This edition features the classic text and comes with a Bonus Blyton section at the back with quizzes, puzzles and other bonus extras! Enid Blyton (R), The Secret Seven (R) and Enid Blyton's signature are Registered Trademarks of Hodder and Stoughton Limited. No trademark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trademark and copyright owner.

A Wishing-Chair Adventure: Off on a Holiday Adventure Colour Short Stories

A Wishing-Chair Adventure: Off on a Holiday Adventure Colour Short Stories

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

A full-colour short story taken from the magical Wishing-Chair series. Perfect for new readers. Be whisked away! When Mollie and Peter go to buy their mother a birthday present, they discover the most extraordinary thing: a chair that can fly and grant wishes! And on a stiflingly hot summer day in the playroom, what better adventure to have than to fly high above the mountains and seaside in search of the Land of Goodness Knows Where! Also available in this short story series: A Wishing-Chair Adventure: The Royal Birthday Party A Wishing-Chair Adventure: A Daring School Rescue A Wishing-Chair Adventure: The Witch's Lost Cat A Wishing-Chair Adventure: A Summertime Mystery A Wishing-Chair Adventure: The Goblin and the Lost Ring A Wishing-Chair Adventure: Home for Half-Term A Wishing-Chair Adventure: Santa Claus and the Wishing-Chair

The Famous Five Collection 7 Books 19, 20 and 21

The Famous Five Collection 7 Books 19, 20 and 21

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

A bumper collection of 3 Famous Five books in one volume. Join the adventure! Contains the last 3 books in the series: books 19, 20 and 21. Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy find excitement and adventure wherever they go, in Enid Blyton's most popular series. These books have been global bestsellers for decades. Join the adventure and find out why! Five Go to Demon's Rocks: Stories say that Demon's Rocks are full of treasure and sure enough, the Five discover a valuable old coin there. But who is the real owner of the gold? And who else is trying to get it? The Five must find out! Five Have a Mystery to Solve: There are rumours that Whispering Island is haunted. But when the Five row out to investigate, it seems rather safe and picturesque. Until they discover some surprising statues . . . Five are Together Again: In their final adventure. the Five are enjoying a camping trip. Then research papers are stolen from a scientist who lives nearby and the Five must turn their hand yet again to finding the missing work and tracking down the culprits. Illustrated with the original black-and-white line drawings by Eileen Soper

A Wishing-Chair Adventure: A Daring School Rescue Colour Short Stories

A Wishing-Chair Adventure: A Daring School Rescue Colour Short Stories

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

A full-colour short story taken from the magical Wishing-Chair series. Perfect for new readers. Be whisked away! Molly and Peter are ever so lucky. They have a magical Wishing-Chair that will fly them to fairy-tale lands and grant them any wish they please! But on a mission to find their missing toys, the children are captured and made to attend the very strict school for bad brownies! However will they escape and find the Wishing-Chair again? Also available in this short story series: A Wishing-Chair Adventure: The Royal Birthday Party A Wishing-Chair Adventure: Off on a Holiday Adventure A Wishing-Chair Adventure: The Witch's Lost Cat A Wishing-Chair Adventure: A Summertime Mystery A Wishing-Chair Adventure: The Goblin and the Lost Ring A Wishing-Chair Adventure: Home for Half-Term A Wishing-Chair Adventure: Santa Claus and the Wishing-Chair

A Wishing-Chair Adventure: The Royal Birthday Party Colour Short Stories

A Wishing-Chair Adventure: The Royal Birthday Party Colour Short Stories

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

A full-colour short story taken from the magical Wishing-Chair series. Perfect for new readers. Be whisked away! When Mollie and Peter go to buy their mother a birthday present, they discover the most extraordinary thing: a chair that can fly and grant wishes! Together with their friend Binky the Pixie, Mollie and Peter wish to become a prince and princess for the day, celebrating the birthday of Princess Peronell at the royal palace. But whatever do you give a princess for their birthday? Also available in this short story series: A Wishing-Chair Adventure: Off on a Holiday Adventure A Wishing-Chair Adventure: A Daring School Rescue A Wishing-Chair Adventure: The Witch's Lost Cat A Wishing-Chair Adventure: A Summertime Mystery A Wishing-Chair Adventure: The Goblin and the Lost Ring A Wishing-Chair Adventure: Home for Half-Term A Wishing-Chair Adventure: Santa Claus and the Wishing-Chair

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