The Enid Blyton Society


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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 Julie@owlsdene on October 7, 2015
Why would Enid want to mention that in a book for children, Karen? Too much information for me, and not really relevant to the story in my eyes.
Posted by Karen on October 3, 2015
Am I the only one who used to take issue with the fact that while the Famous Five stocked up on food (usually apples, sandwiches made by the cook, a pie or two, cake and ginger beer), and a few spare jumpers when they were going to stay for a week on Kirrin Island, they never ever took a shovel or any toilet roll?
Posted by Lynne Evans on September 26, 2015
Was there an actual house that inspired Greylings Manor in The Treasure Hunters?
BarneyBarney says: Enid Blyton wrote at speed, and sometimes it was only after she'd finished a book that she realised that certain features of places known to her had woven their way into the fabric of the story - altered, of course, to fit the narrative. When she was in her late teens/twenties, she used to go and stay with the Hunt family at Seckford Hall, a fifteenth-century mansion in Woodbridge, Suffolk. The building was part-ruined but the Hunt family rented a portion of it and ran a farm. There was a "haunted" bedroom, a secret passage, a decaying banqueting hall, farm animals and beautiful countryside, so Enid would have been in her element. No one knows whether Seckford Hall might have inspired Greylings Manor, but she must surely have had it at the back of her mind when describing old houses and mansions in a number of her stories.
Posted by Jay on September 22, 2015
I read a short story with a Barney, a dog, in it. Thanks, Jay.
Posted by Jay on September 21, 2015
Hey Barney, I am getting a dog soon. Do you have any good dogs' names from Enid Blyton books? Jay. P.S. I have got Buster, Timmy, Scamper and Barney.
BarneyBarney says: Did Enid Blyton write about a dog called Barney? I can only recall Barney the circus-boy. There are plenty of names listed here, though one or two of them wouldn't be considered appropriate these days.

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