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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 Alice on November 22, 2017
Hi, Barney! I'm currently doing my Extended Project as part of my A-level studies. I am focusing on Enid Blyton's books and how society's preoccupations with women influenced her writing. I was wondering if you had any insight into how Enid Blyton was perceived when she first began to start writing. Thank you, Alice x
BarneyBarney says: That's a big question for a dog to answer, Alice! This thread on our discussion forums may be of help. You could also search for other forum discussions by typing key words into the search box. Best of luck with your project!
Posted by Pete9012s on November 22, 2017
I'd like to thank Barney for answering all of OUR questions so kindly and patiently throughout the year. Is there any question Barney YOU would have liked to have asked Enid Blyton if that was possible?
BarneyBarney says: A jolly wag of the tail to you, Pete! I'd like to have asked Enid Blyton if I could go rabbiting with her fox terrier, Bobs!
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.

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