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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 Noni on November 20, 2017
Hi, Barney. I want to know what Enid's favourite books were by other authors... and did she have a personal favourite book of her own? Greetings!
BarneyBarney says: We don't know which of her own books Enid Blyton liked best, Noni, but she said in an interview that her favourite character was George (an adventurous girl who wants to be a boy) from the Famous Five series. When Enid Blyton was a child, she loved the magical atmosphere of The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald. Other books she enjoyed as a girl included Lewis Carroll's "Alice" books, Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott and The Coral Island by R. M. Ballantyne.
Posted by Billy on November 20, 2017
They have announced today that the Faraway Tree series is being made into a film by the same people who made the Paddington films!
BarneyBarney says: Yes, that is exciting news!
Posted by Robert Rhomas on November 20, 2017
How have you allowed some of the disgusting books in the new series to be printed? Five Give Up the Booze etc. must make Enid Blyton turn in her grave. Is there no limit to money grabbing?
BarneyBarney says: The Enid Blyton Society had nothing to do with Bruno Vincent's books, Robert. You can see what our forum members think of them here.
Posted by Pippa Thomas on November 18, 2017
Dear Enid Blyton Society, My cousins and I performed a play called 'The Currant Bun'. It was inside one of the annuals, I think approximately 1965 to 1970. Please could I have a copy of this play? I would like to send it to my cousin Joy, who performed the role of Fatty. We all had such a delightful time. Thank you for your help in this matter. Yours, Pippa Thomas.
BarneyBarney says: I'm unable to make a copy of the play but I can tell you the title of the book it was in - Enid Blyton's Book of the Year. It's a very entertaining play to perform or watch.
Posted by Paul Austin on November 17, 2017
I'm kind of peeved that Zerelda has lost her Victory Rolls in modern reprints. She now has a vague and unspecified elaborate hairstyle, probably in an attempt to make Malory Towers less "1940s".
BarneyBarney says: It is a shame when little details like that are lost.

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