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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 Scot on September 19, 2016
Are the original St. Clare's books still able to be bought? I was one of the many boys who enjoyed them. Cheers. Scot.
BarneyBarney says: The St. Clare's books are still available from bookshops or sites like Amazon, though the texts have undergone some minor editing.
Posted by Diana on September 19, 2016
I have a copy of Josie, Click and Bun Again with the original dust jacket. The boards are red and the dust jacket is identical to the picture of the first edition I have seen but there doesn't appear to be a date. Could you please tell me if there was a date in the first edition? Thank you.
Posted by Scot on September 17, 2016
Can you tell me if you can still buy Tales of Toyland? Thanks. Scot.
BarneyBarney says: It doesn't appear to be in print at the moment, Scot, but there should be plenty of secondhand copies around.
Posted by Sue Webster on September 17, 2016
Hi Barney, thanks for the information on the Ginger Pop Shop in Corfe Castle, Dorset. Just phoned to see if they can send me a list of things in the shop including badges, but sadly the lady told me they don't mail order. I live too far away to visit the shop so can't get any badges.
BarneyBarney says: That's a pity, but lots of small businesses simply don't have the staff to cope with mail order. I hope you manage to get to Corfe Castle one of these days, Sue.
Posted by Ryan on September 15, 2016
I read a book (I think) by Enid Blyton in the mid-80s when I was a wee nipper. It involved the children all being locked in a room and made to come out at certain times of the day and pose riddles that couldn't be solved to the head of the village where they were held captive. They escaped by giving him a curly hair and asking him if he could straighten it! Have I eaten too much cheese before bed, or is this a real thing?
BarneyBarney says: No need to cut down on the cheese, Ryan! The book you remember sounds like The Enid Blyton Book of Brownies (check it out in the Cave of Books - if you scroll down to the reprints you'll see it has had several different titles over the years), though the main characters are not children but three brownies called Hop, Skip and Jump. The curly hair comes from the head of a girl who is originally from the Land of Giggles. Hop, Skip and Jump travel from place to place and the episode you describe happens in the Land of Clever People, where everyone has to speak in rhyme. Each morning they go to the Very Wise Man in the market-place, who answers and asks riddles. It's a wonderful book, very imaginative.

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