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Ever heard of the Famous Five or Secret Seven?

on May 25, 2015

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Ever heard of the Famous Five or Secret Seven?
Yes or no

most children will have read a Enid Blyton book

NEARLY EVER CHILD HAS READ ONE OF HER BOOKS  SHE IS  STILL ONE OF THE BEST CHILDREN AUTHOR

Most of us adult will say yes i think

A FEW FACTS ABOUT
ENID BLYTON

Enid Blyton was born on the 11th of August 1897, in East Dulwich, England and died on the 28th of November, 1968, aged 71, in Hampstead, England.

Enid Blyton is estimated to have written over 800 books, in a period of approximately 40 years.
Enid Blyton used the pen name ‘Mary Pollock’ at times.

Enid Blyton typically wrote adventure, mystery and fantasy books for children.

Enid Blyton has been most famous for her Famous Five, Secret Seven, and the Noddy series.

Enid Blyton worked as an author, a poet and a teacher.

Enid Blyton married two men: Hugh Pollock (from 1924 – 1942) whom she divorced, and Kenneth Waters (from 1943-1967).
Enid Blyton’s books have sold over 600 million copies.

Enid Blyton tried several times over a number of years to get her work broadcasted by BBC and eventually in 1954 some of her work was aired.

Even though Enid Blyton remains a popular children’s author, her work has been long scrutinised due to its sometimes racial insensitivity and gender stereotyping, and the suggestion that she was a second rate, long-winded author.

Enid Blyton wrote her books on a typewriter perched on her lap. She claimed that she didn’t plan her stories in advance, allowing her imagination to take her from the beginning of a book to the final scene. She was able to write 10,000 words of publishable story in one day!

Despite being a well-loved writer, it seems that Enid Blyton wasn’t a very pleasant person. She cheated on her husband, and when they were going through a divorce she tried to stop him seeing their children. Her daughter, Imogen, said Enid Blyton was “arrogant, insecure and pretentious”.

Enid Blyton’s first published book was Child Whispers. It was a book of poetry and came out in 1922 She was still working as a teacher at this point, and wrote in her spare time.

Enid Blyton died on 28th November 1968. She was 71 years old. She was cremated and her ashes are held at Golders Green Crematorium.

My favourite book was The book of brownies
The blurb
Hop, Skip and Jump are three naughty brownies who love to play tricks. But when a wicked witch tricks the tricksters and has them capture the little fairy-princess Peronel for her, they are turned out of fairy land by the angry king.

What was your fav book ?

I loved all her books they were very much part of my childhood and still are very much loved today by children of all ages and adult both wonderful author.

WHAT WAS YOUR FAV BOOK AS A KID ?

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4 responses to “Ever heard of the Famous Five or Secret Seven?

  1. I loved Enid Blyton’s stories when I was a child, and it probably shows in my writing now!

  2. It’s such a shame that she was seen as not a nice person, as I loved her books. My favourites were The Secret Seven and The Folk of the Faraway Tree.
    Amanda.

  3. Tanya Phillips says:

    I loved Enid blyton. I was a famous five girl and Mallory towers. X

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