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Welcome to the website of the Enid Blyton Society. Formed in early 1995, the aim of the Society is to provide a focal point for collectors and enthusiasts of Enid Blyton through its magazine The Enid Blyton Society Journal, issued three times a year, its annual Enid Blyton Day, an event which attracts in excess of a hundred members, and its website. Most of the website is available to all, but Society Members have exclusive access to secret parts as well! Join the Society today and start receiving your copy of the Journal three times a year. Don't forget also that we have an Online Shop where you'll find back issues of the Journal as well as rare Enid Blyton biographies, guides and more.

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Posted by Bassan Frederique on August 19, 2017
Hello, I'm an English teacher in France and I would like to get my students (12 - 13 years old) to know Enid Blyton better this year, by proposing a selection of books for them to read and tell about in class. I used to be fond of the Famous Five when I was a child and I have a lot of the stories at home, but they are all in French and, as an English teacher, I would like to have my pupils read them in English. I am thus looking for "Famous Five" books that I could be given (sorry, but I have no budget for this project). My question is as follows: could you please send me the name and email address/website of people who could help me gather Famous Five books for my students? Looking forward to reading news from you. Best regards. Frédérique Bassan, bassan@ecs-sallanches.net
BarneyBarney says: I've added your email address to your message, Frédérique, in the hope that someone reading this will be able to help. Other series would also be good for that age-group, e.g. the Adventure books and the Barney Mysteries.
Posted by Andrew Clark on August 16, 2017
Apparently my mother-in-law appeared in an issue of Little Dots Playways years ago in an item she remembers as 'Ann on the Farm'. It must have been an early one as she reckons she was only two or three at the time. I know it's not an Enid Blyton comment but I'd love to get a copy for her if anyone can point me in the right direction? Andrew Clark - Andy740876@sky.com
Posted by Paul Austin on August 10, 2017
Soo: That Noddy book is copyrighted 1987 because that is when the text was revised to make it more "modern". The original book's copyright was much earlier.
BarneyBarney says: If Soo means the Purnell editions with illustrations by Edgar Hodges (1986, 1987 or 1988 depending which title is being talked about), the stories are quite heavily abridged. I assume Soo knows they are revised reprints but wants to make use of that particular text.
Posted by Pete9012s on August 7, 2017
Regarding Pat's enquiry, see here on the forums for the poem 'The Kind Policeman'.
BarneyBarney says: Thanks very much, Pete! That's great!
Posted by Maddie on August 6, 2017
Hi Barney! I'm trying to remember the name of a story about a brother and sister whose rabbit is taken by a fairy queen to pull her carriage. I think it was within a compilation of stories but I'm not sure. If you could find which one it is I would be really grateful.
BarneyBarney says: I think the story you remember is 'The Land of Nowhere', Maddie. It appeared in these short story collections.

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