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Enid Blyton

Full Name: Enid Blyton
Gender: Female
Hometown: East Dulwich, South London
Born: 1897-08-11
Died: 1968-11-28
Number of Works: 1670
Born in 1897 in South London, Enid Mary Blyton was the eldest of three children, and showed an early interest in music and reading. She was educated at St. Christopher's School, Beckenham, and - having decided not to pursue her music - at Ipswich High School, where she trained as a kindergarten teacher. She taught for five years before her 1924 marriage to editor Hugh Pollock, with whom she had two daughters. This marriage ended in divorce, and Blyton remarried in 1943, to surgeon Kenneth Fraser Darrell Waters. She died in 1968, one year after her second husband.

Enid Blyton was a prolific author of children's books, who penned an estimated 800 books over about 40 years. Her stories were often either children's adventure and mystery stories, or fantasies involving magic. Notable series include: The Famous Five, The Secret Seven, The Five Find-Outers, Noddy, The Wishing Chair, Mallory Towers, and St. Clare's.

According to the Index Translationum, Blyton was the fifth most popular author in the world in 2007, coming after Lenin but ahead of Shakespeare.

ISBN: 0340796146, 9780340796146
Keywords: five, famous, treasure, island
Pages: 160
Published: 1942
  • Rating: 80%

The very first Famous Five adventure, featuring Julian, Dick, Anne, not forgetting tomboy George and her beloved dog, Timmy! There's a shipwreck off Kirrin Island! But where is the treasure? The Famous Five are on the trail - looking for clues - but they're not alone! Someone else has got the same idea. Time is running out for the Famous Five, who will follow the clues and get to the treasure first?
ISBN: 074974801X, 9780749748012
Keywords: tree, faraway, magic
Pages: 177
Published: 1943
  • Rating: 80%

Jo, Bessie and Fanny take their cousin Rick on an adventure he'll never forget to the magic Faraway Tree, where he meets Moon-Face, Silky the fairy and Saucepan Man, and visits all the different lands at the top of the Faraway Tree. Like the Land of Spells, the crazy Land of Topsy-Turvy, and the land of Do-As-You-Please, where the children ride a runaway train!
ISBN: 0340796170, 9780340796177
Keywords: five, famous, together
Pages: 272
Published: 1942
  • Rating: 80%

Who's 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...
ISBN: 0340796189, 9780340796184
Keywords: five, famous, smuggler, top
Pages: 160
Published: 1945
  • Rating: 80%

Can there still be smugglers at Smuggler's Top? The Famous Five go to stay at the large old house, and discover lots of brilliant hiding places, even underground tunnels! Then they catch people signaling out to sea - who are they?
ISBN: 0749744812, 9780749744816
Keywords: towers, malory, term, first
Pages: 160
Published: 1946
  • Rating: 80%

Scared and excited, Darrell Rivers has just arrived at Malory Towers. It's fantastic - but huge. How is she going to remember everyone's name, let alone find her way around? And will she ever have a special friend of her own?
ISBN: 0340796200, 9780340796207
Keywords: five, famous, kirrin, island
Pages: 256
Published: 1905
  • Rating: 80%

What can Uncle Quentin be up to - all alone - on Kirrin Island. He won't let anyone visit - not even George and the rest of the Famous Five. But Quentin isn't really all alone on the island - somebody is watching his every move!
ISBN: 0340796154, 9780340796153
Keywords: five, famous, adventuring
Pages: 256
Published: 1943
  • Rating: 80%

There's a thief at Kirrin Cottage! The Famous Five think they know who it is, but they need to prove it! Where can they find evidence? The discovery of an old map and very unusual hiding place is all they need to get to the bottom of this mystery and uncover the true culprit!
ISBN: 0340796197, 9780340796191
Keywords: five, famous, caravan
Pages: 160
Published: 1946
  • Rating: 80%

A caravan holiday for the Famous Five is bound to be an adventure! And 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...
ISBN: 0749719257, 9780749719258
Keywords: towers, malory, form, second
Pages: 148
Published: 1947
  • Rating: 80%

Darrell, Sally, Gwendoline, Mary-Lou and all the other girls from the First Term at Malory Towers are now in the second form and they are as lively as ever. Mam'zelle Dupont is still trying to be strict, Alicia plays a terrible trick with invisible chalk and Gwendoline and Daphne inevitably get into trouble.
ISBN: 1405224088, 9781405224086
Keywords: towers, malory, term, last
Pages: 176
Published: 1951
  • Rating: 80%

In Blyton's final book about the girls at Malory Towers, Darrell becomes head girl. Unfortunately not all the girls are as responsible as she is and in her last term Darrell sees many changes in her old school friends.