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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 M on June 27, 2016
We're hosting a Famous Five picnic next week for some of our year 3s and would like any information on what best to do. I'm helping the year 3s make everything from scratch but would like anyone's information or links to make it a special day for them.
BarneyBarney says: That sounds fun! There's a forums thread here that may be of help. Googling "ginger beer" etc. will bring up recipes. I hope the children have a wonderful time!
Posted by Garrybel on June 21, 2016
The other day I got some new books by Enid Blyton. They are the Secret series. I've already read all of them! They are so good, no, awesome! My favourite has to be The Secret of Moon Castle. My heart was thumping so hard when the children were scared by the eyes that were moving in the portrait. The Secret of Killimooin was also a really good one. If I was them I would be freaked out by the strange happenings! My dad and I read all the books together and his favourite one was The Secret of Spiggy Holes. I love Enid's books and will forever!
BarneyBarney says: I'm glad you enjoyed the Secret series so much. The Famous Five and Adventure series tend to receive a lot more attention but the Secret books are wonderful too - full of variety and excitement.
Posted by Diana Robilliard on June 19, 2016
I have a large hard-covered book of twelve musical plays for children by Enid Blyton. (It measures 26 x 31 x 4 cms in size.) The title is The Play's the Thing and the original music for the songs (included) is by Alec Rowley. There are 24 full page drawings by Alfred E. Bestall. The book doesn't appear to be dated but it appears to date from the 1920s or 1930s. It is published by The Home Library Book Company (George Newnes Ltd.) 67 & 68 Chandos St. W.C.2. I would like to enter this book in an Enid Blyton auction. How can I go about doing this from New Zealand? The cover is a little bit worn on the edges but the book is fully intact and in quite good condition.
BarneyBarney says: I think Trade Me is the best-known online auction site in New Zealand, Diana, but you could also try specialist children's book dealers. The Play's the Thing was first published in 1927, though I believe there was more than one edition.
Posted by Paul Austin on June 19, 2016
I wish Enid had written a follow up to Malory Towers showing Darrell and co at St Andrews. For some reason, I see Darrell as heavily involved in student politics and causes, maybe editing the student newspaper.
Posted by Garrybel on June 16, 2016
Why is your name Barney? Has it got anything to do with Enid's books? Cool name though. I know a guy called Barney who loves Enid's books! Thanks.
BarneyBarney says: My name just happens to be Barney and isn't anything to do with Enid Blyton really - though I'm pleased that I share the name with Barney the circus boy from the Barney mysteries!

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