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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 Javier on May 21, 2015
Hi Barney. I hope you are enjoying the spring with long walks and juicy bones. I am a member of the society and I have recently changed my address. Whom should I contact in order to have my address updated so I can keep on receiving the journal? Thanks for your time!
BarneyBarney says: You need to send your new address to Tony using the email address under the editorial in any issue of the Journal.
Posted by Amaya on May 15, 2015
Hello, couldn't help but note the request to tone down the editing. It does pain me but we need to change as languages evolve. When I was a child the idea that Isabel or Elizabeth were spanked just meant that they were punished mildly. These days the words spank/spanked/spanking have taken devious and dangerous meanings and would not be suitable for use in children's literature. Now we know that it is innocent but that word and many others have got a different meaning these days. This is just an example I cited. Good luck. Enid is Enid even if the language changes.
Posted by Kathy on May 15, 2015
Can someone tell me who holds the copyright now that Chorion is out of business?
BarneyBarney says: The copyright to Enid Blyton's work is now held by Hachette UK (Hodder), except for the Noddy copyright which is held by DreamWorks Animation.
Posted by Snehalatha Nair on May 14, 2015
There is absolutely no need to ''update'' any Enid Blyton book. They are lovely as they are.
Posted by Jacob on May 13, 2015
Hey Tony, I was an avid reader of Enid Blyton during my childhood. Her writing is simple yet deep. It has something that takes the reader into an imaginary world of pixies and goblins and what not. And, her writings have a hallmark, which I think shouldn't be edited. It has all the essence. Messing with it will do more harm than good, methinks. It's not necessary to encourage "the Modern Reader" to read a Blyton book. As the only society of Enid Blyton that I could find online, I was hoping you could do something about it: like online blogs, communication through the internet on a larger scale etc. As you said, children are reading it. And they would even if it's not edited. Blyton books could maybe be classified as a classic. And, it deserves to be as it is. It's just a thought. Not a criticism in any way. P.S.: And you are right. The first part of my post is copied from Wiki. I have cited the source.
BarneyBarney says: I am sure that Tony will be interested to read your reply, Jacob. I am not sure that you could expect over 700 books to be called classics though, but Shadow the Sheepdog would get my vote!

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