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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 Barney on October 30, 2014
Hi! I don't often post on my own Message Board, but people may have noticed that the website forums have been down for about 48 hours now. Sorry about that but the website hosts are experiencing problems and they're working to try to get things fixed as soon as possible. With any luck, the forums will be back soon. The Message Board and the main website (Cave of Books, etc.) are unaffected and are operating as normal.
Posted by Victoria on October 29, 2014
I am from Uruguay and I would like to acquire the book Hollow Tree House, preferably in Spanish. Could you help me? I cannot find it in my country. Looking forward to hearing from you, Victoria Ghiazza.
BarneyBarney says: I don't know whether Hollow Tree House was translated into Spanish, Victoria, but your best bet would be to try the equivalent of eBay and Amazon in South America and Spain.
Posted by Gillian on October 29, 2014
I have been turning out the loft and have found two Enid Blyton Jigsaws from my childhood. I was born in 1950. I don't want to sell them but would be very interested to find out more about them. The first is 12 piece plywood and I have found from this website that it is Noddy at the Police Station made by BeStime in 1953. The second is the one that I am really interested in as I cannot locate it on the above website nor can I find it by Googling. It is the same size and number of pieces as the above jigsaw and features Mr Bumpy's Bus. I am wondering if anyone knows anything about it. I do have part of the box, just the top with the picture on it, the sides are completely white with no words, pictures, etc. Thanks.
BarneyBarney says: It's great that you still have those jigsaws, Gillian. The Bumpy and His Bus one dates from 1950 and can be seen in the Cave here.
Posted by Luna on October 28, 2014
I love the Malory Towers Collection. Absolutely amazing and exciting though in some of the final books like Winter Term at Malory Towers I got a few shivers down my spine!
BarneyBarney says: I'm glad the Malory Towers books have brought you so much pleasure, Luna. People tend to think of all twelve books as a series these days, even though only the first six were written by Enid Blyton. The last six titles were written by Pamela Cox in 2009.
Posted by JaneJansson on October 28, 2014
Enid Blyton must have had an extraordinary and unique brain. Her books for children are so diverse and her writing so prolific that it is impossible to think of any other writer who could produce such a constant flow of work. She claims not to have planned each book and the fact that she could write a Famous Five story in less than a week seems to indicate that this was the case. She seems to have had a vivid and complete image of the world she was creating. If she could create a whole 'world' for just one set of books it would have been impressive, yet she created dozens of 'worlds' that she appears to have been able to conjure up in her mind's eye and return to again and again at will without becoming confused. Each of her series of books has such a different and recognizable tone - even when the stories are about a group of children having an adventure as so often was the case - each set of books 'feels' very different. I liked the Famous Five, the ...of Adventure books, and the 'Secret of...' books as a child, but returning to these stories as an adult I'm impressed by how the sets of books are so very different in tone and style from each other. Enid's books are simplistic, obviously designed for children and often criticized but there is a genius in her ability to create such complete worlds I feel.
BarneyBarney says: A lovely message, Jane, and I'm sure that many would agree with you wholeheartedly!

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