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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 Margaret on February 8, 2016
Hi Barney, Please can you help my brother and myself? We are both in our 70s and think we must be the only people in the world who have heard this poem but unfortunately we don't know the rest of it. It goes, "As every boy and girl should know, Tortoises are very slow, Never would you see one running, One l knew was very cunning." Thank you.
BarneyBarney says: I'm afraid I don't know the poem, Margaret, but I hope someone can help.
Posted by Lawrence on February 8, 2016
I love the Adventurous Four. I remember the seaweed-covered rocks and the wartime excitement. Sorry if I'm being stupid, but what was wrong with Jill and Mary?
BarneyBarney says: If you mean why were the girls' names changed to Pippa and Zoe, some publishers update a few names when they update vocabulary and phrasing. However, that alteration doesn't make sense as the events of The Adventurous Four clearly take place during the Second World War!
Posted by Shane on February 4, 2016
Hi Sarah, I have been looking for a copy of the first edition Magic Faraway Tree for some time. Have you been able to sell it yet?
Posted by Lawrence on February 4, 2016
What is blamonge? (Spelling?) I seem to remember it being a dessert in some Enid Blyton stories. My memories are decades old so forgive me Mr. Barney.
BarneyBarney says: Blancmange is a cold dessert made with milk, sugar and a thickener such as cornstarch. It can be flavoured in various ways, e.g. with strawberry or vanilla or chocolate which give it a pink, cream or brown colour respectively. It's often put into a mould to set and comes out looking like a milk jelly.
Posted by Sharon Jacques on February 3, 2016
Hello again Barney, sorry to bother you again but I would like some more information on a scarce Enid book called Benjy and the Others. I saw on here in the Cave of Books section printed in its entirety Let's Pretend. Could the same be done for Benjy and the Others? I am sure that I read somewhere that it was serialised either in Enid's magazine or in Sunny Stories. If so, how would I be able to find out exactly which ones so that I if possible could start collecting them and hence have the whole of the book? Thanks for helping me out with the Award list. I am most grateful. XXXXXX
BarneyBarney says: If you go to the Cave of Books and type Benjy and the Others into the "Search the database" box, the details of the book and the relevant magazines will come up. It was serialised in Enid Blyton's Sunny Stories in 1952, issues 538 - 549. You're right that it's very scarce, Sharon, but I don't think we could put the whole thing up in the Cave as it's pretty long. In case anyone doesn't know, it's another book about the "children of Happy House".

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