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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 Kayla on August 28, 2016
My niece has asked me why radio was called wireless in Enid's stories and I'm too young to know myself. Can you help us, Barney?
BarneyBarney says: Electromagnetic radiation was often referred to as "wireless telegraphy", hence the term "wireless". It was commonly used at the time Enid Blyton was writing. Gradually, the word "radio" became more popular and took over.
Posted by Aziz on August 27, 2016
Enid Blyton membuatku menjadi anak anak lagi. Sangat menyenangkan.
BarneyBarney says: According to Google translate, that's Indonesian and it means "Enid Blyton makes me become a child again. Very nice." She makes this old dog feel like a lively puppy!
Posted by Sue Webster on August 27, 2016
Hi Barney, what things are sold in the Ginger Pop Shop at Corfe Castle and can you tell me the address, etc.? Cheers.
BarneyBarney says: You'd love the shop, Sue. It's tiny but crammed with goodies. It sells Enid Blyton books (new and second-hand), ginger beer, badges, cards, gollies, craft kits, jigsaws, tea-towels, etc. The full address doesn't appear to be on the Ginger Pop Shop website but you can't miss it if you go to The Square in the village of Corfe Castle, Dorset.
Posted by Carol Dight on August 27, 2016
I have been searching for years for a 'yellow book' which must have had a dust cover with a story about children whom I remember tipped tripe out of a window, and there was a gardener involved in some way! It was my favourite book as a child (I'm now over 50) and I would love to find a copy. I think it was short stories . . . can anyone help, please?
BarneyBarney says: I think the book you remember is Tales at Bedtime published by Collins. It's a wonderful collection of tales. The story about children tipping food out of the window (junket - not tripe) is 'Junket Through the Window'.
Posted by Susana on August 27, 2016
Hello, I used to have an Enid Blyton book in French when I was little. It was called Histoires de la Maison de Poupée. I don't know what the original English title was, and I can't seem to find it anywhere other than the French edition. I remember the first story very clearly as being about a girl who had cleaned a dollhouse and left it outside to dry and overnight a bunch of gnomes (I believe they were gnomes) moved into her dollhouse and she was delighted. Is there any chance you guys are familiar with that work? Thank you in advance for any help you can offer!
BarneyBarney says: I'm not familiar with that story, Susana, but I hope someone is able to help.

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