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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 Darren Wolverson on January 29, 2015
My mother had a short story published following a competition in one of the magazines and/or Magazine Annual. Her name was Maureen Whiting and we believe it was published in the 40s - early 50s. We would really like to track down the story and the magazine/book. How would we find which magazine it might be in, etc? Please can someone help?
BarneyBarney says: If you look in the Cave of Books you can see the dates of Sunny Stories and Enid Blyton's Magazine, Darren, but I'm afraid there are a lot of them and they're not very easy to obtain.
Posted by Farwa on January 27, 2015
Hi Tonya, I suggest that you make an account on the forums on this website - there is an entire section there called Book/Story Search. If you ask your question there, you are bound to get more replies. Good luck in your search!
Posted by Tonya on January 26, 2015
Hi, does anyone know the title of the story or name and year of the book that had a queen who lost weight by doing exercises to a radio that someone hid behind a curtain in her bedroom? (Well, I think that's how it goes according to my childhood memory!) Many thanks.
Posted by Courtney Binda on January 14, 2015
I read this as a schoolboy in Jamaica. In which of Enid's books can I find this? See below - I remember calling it 'The Shepherd': "I know a man who's old and wise,/ He reads the wind and reads the skies,/ He knows when storms will plough his way,/ He knows what rain will fall each day./ He will take you where the primrose shines,/ He knows the early celandines,/ He names each bird that by him flies,/ His eyes are very blue and wise./ All day and night he tends the sheep,/ He hears them bleating in his sleep,/ There's not a lamb upon the farm/ He hasn't carried in his arm./ I wish I knew the things he knows,/ The night time skies, the wind that blows,/ The singing of birds, the bleating cries -/ I wish I were a shepherd wise."
BarneyBarney says: You've remembered the poem almost word for word, Courtney! Very impressive. I've added slashes to mark the ends of the lines, because the Message Board format turns messages into one paragraph. The poem is indeed called 'The Shepherd'. It appeared in The Enid Blyton Poetry Book (Methuen 1934) and was reprinted in other collections. If you click on "Cave of Books" and put 'The Shepherd' into "Search the database...", you can see what books it was in.
Posted by Paul on January 11, 2015
Hi Barney. Someone has made themselves a Facebook profile under the name "Angela Favorleigh". They'll have a bit of trouble if they want to pass themselves off as a real person, as most of the Google results on the first page are related to the St Clare's character.
BarneyBarney says: I'm not really a Facebook dog, though I often have my face buried in a book!

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