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Enid Blyton

"I don't think one can take out of one's mind more than one puts in... Our books are facets of ourselves."

Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton is one of the most-loved authors in children's publishing. With over 700 titles published, Enid Blyton's stories remain timeless classics, adored by children throughout the world.

Soon after Enid Blyton was born in 1897, she fell gravely ill with whooping cough. Her father, Thomas Blyton stayed up with her night after night until her cough subsided and she recovered. From that time on, Enid followed her father wherever he went, and it was through her father that she developed a love of nature and animals - an enthusiasm which stayed with her throughout her life. It was also her father who instilled in Enid her love of books, and she would often be seen sneaking into her father's library and borrowing a pile of books.

As a young woman Enid was faced with many choices; her father had planned a career in music for her, while she felt drawn to writing. In the end, she became a teacher, though her passion for writing never dwindled. In 1922, a collection of poems by Enid was published - it was her first step toward her dream of becoming an author.

At 27 years old, Enid married Hugh Pollock and moved to London. Enid had two children with Hugh, and soon after wrote her first novel, The Adventures of the Wishing Chair. Enid divorced Hugh after almost 20 years of marriage, and remarried Kenneth Waters in 1943.

Throughout the 40 and 50s, Enid wrote books at a colossal pace: adventure stories, mysteries, magical stories, farming stories, stories for younger children, best-selling series like The Famous Five and Noddy…her writing knew no bounds!

Apart from breaks to play golf and spend time with her children, Enid's working week was consumed with writing new stories, correcting proofs and answering the hundreds of letters she was, by now, receiving weekly. She explained that her characters evolved organically and her stories seemed to naturally form, she described herself as "merely a sightseer, a reporter, and interpreter."

Enid fell ill with Alzheimer's disease in her old age (a disease that affects people's memory) and she died in 1963. Her spirit lives on in her books and she is remembered as one of the most-loved and celebrated children's authors.

Some Statistics (from Wikipedia)
- Blyton's books have sold more than 600 million copies
- More than a million Famous Five books are sold worldwide each year
- Her books have been translated into more than 90 different languages
- The Magic Faraway Tree was voted no. 66 in the BBC's Big Read.
- In the 2008 Costa Book Awards, Enid Blyton was voted the best-loved author, ahead of Roald Dahl, JK Rowling and Shakespeare.
- 753 titles credited to her over a 45 year career with an average of 16 titles published per year!



Many of Enid Blyton's most popular titles are available to buy now, see below, but some, sadly, have become unavailable, they have dropped Out of Print.

We list a sample here in the hope that they will become available in the future:


Mr. Galliano's Circus
1. Mr. Galliano's Circus (1938)
2. Hurrah for the Circus! (1939)
3. Circus Days Again (1942)
4. Come to the Circus (1948)

Willow Farm
1. The Children of Willow Farm (1942)
2. More Adventures on Willow Farm (1942)

Mary Mouse
Hallo, Little Mary Mouse (1945)
More Adventures of Mary Mouse (1943)
Mary Mouse and Her Family (1946)
Here Comes Mary Mouse Again (1947)
Welcome Mary Mouse (1950)

Happy House 1. The Children at Happy House (1946)
2. The Happy House Children Again (1947)
3. Benjy and the Others (1955)
4. The Happy House Children (1966)

Twins
1. Tales of the Twins (1948)
2. Hello Twins (1951)
3. Come Along Twins (1952)
4. Here Come the Twins (1953)
5. Trouble for the Twins (1964)

Fabulous 4
Four in a Family (1956)
The Four Cousins (1961)

Stand Alone Novels:
The Treasure Hunters (1940) (writing as Mary Pollock)
The Children of Cherry Tree Farm (1940)
The Children of Kidillin (1940) (writing as Mary Pollock)
Three Boys and a Circus (1940) (writing as Mary Pollock)
The Land of Far-Beyond (1942)
Shadow the Sheep Dog (1942)
The Adventures of Scamp (1943) (writing as Mary Pollock)
Smuggler Ben (1943) (writing as Mary Pollock)
The Boy Next Door (1944)
At Appletree Farm (1944)
The Brown Family (1945)
The Family at Red Roofs (1945)
Hollow Tree House (1945)
The Three Golliwogs (1946)
The Put-Em-Rights (1946)
The Little White Duck (1946)
The House at the Corner (1947)
The Secret of Cliff Castle (1947) (writing as Mary Pollock)
The Smith Family (1947)
The Little Girl at Capernaum (1948)
The Boy With the Loaves and the Fishes (1948)
They Ran Away Together (1948)
Those Dreadful Children (1949)
What an Adventure (1950)
The Six Bad Boys (1951)
The Very Big Secret (1952)
The Queer Adventure (1952)
Enid Blyton's Christmas Story (1953)
Snowball the Pony (1953)
Visitors in the Night (1953)
The Adventure of the Secret Necklace (1954)
The Children at Green Meadows (1954)
The Golliwog Grumbled (1954)
Mischief Again! (1955)
Holiday House (1955)
Bible Stories from the New Testament (1955)
The Troublesome Three (1955)
The Adventure of the Strange Ruby (1960)
The Boy Who Wanted a Dog (1963)
The Boy Who Came Back (1965)
The Man Who Stopped to Help (1965)
The Dog with the Long Tail (1975)
The Night The Toys Had A Party (1989)
The Land of Blue Mountains (1993)

Adventure Series
2012 - The Circus of Adventure
 
Six Cousins
2008 - The Adventures of the Six Cousins
 
The Malory Towers Novels
2009 - Goodbye Malory Towers
2006 - Upper Fourth at Malory Towers
2006 - In the Fifth at Malory Towers
2006 - First Term at Malory Towers
2006 - Second Form at Malory Towers
2006 - Third Year at Malory Towers
 
The Secret Seven
2012 - Secret Seven Collection
2006 - The Secret Seven
2006 - Go Ahead Secret Seven
2006 - The Secret Seven Adventure
2006 - Secret Seven Fireworks
2006 - Well Done Secret Seven
2006 - Good Work Secret Seven
2006 - Good Old Secret Seven
2006 - Three Cheers Secret Seven
2006 - Secret Seven Mystery
2006 - Fun for the Secret Seven
2006 - Shock for the Secret Seven
2006 - Secret Seven Win Through
2006 - Puzzle for the Secret Seven
2006 - Look Out Secret Seven
 
Noddy - Classic Collection
2010 - Noddy and His Car
 
The Barney Junior Mysteries
2010 - The Rilloby Fair Mystery
2010 - The Ring O'Bells Mystery
2010 - The Rat-A-Tat Mystery
2009 - The Rockingdown Mystery
 
The St Clare's Novels
2006 - Summer Term at St. Clare's
2006 - Second Form at St. Clare's
2005 - The O'Sullivan Twins
 
Amelia Jane
2002 - Good Idea Amelia Jane
2001 - Amelia Jane Is Naughty Again! (from More About Amelia Jane!)
2001 - Naughty Amelia Jane
2001 - Amelia Jane Again!
 
Family Series
 
The Naughtiest Girl Series
2012 - Naughtiest Girl Collection
2008 - Naughtiest Girl Saves the Day
2008 - Naughtiest Girl Marches on
2008 - Naughtiest Girl Wants to Win
2008 - Well Done The Naughtiest Girl
2007 - Naughtiest Girl Keeps a Secret
2007 - Here's the Naughtiest Girl
2007 - Naughtiest Girl Helps a Friend
2007 - Naughtiest Girl Again
2007 - Naughtiest Girl is a Monitor
2007 - Naughtiest Girl in the School
 
The Secret Seven Series (Classic Editions)
 
The Wishing Chair
2008 - The Adventures Of The Wishing Chair
2008 - The Wishing Chair Again
2008 - More Wishing Chair Stories
 
Enid Blyton's ... and Other Storie Series
2012 - The Folk of the Faraway Tree
2012 - The Adventures of the Wishing Chair
2012 - Mr Wumble and the Dragon
2012 - The Flopperty Bird and Other Stories
2012 - The Enchanted shoes and Other Stories
2012 - Peronnel's Magic Polish and Other Stories
2012 - The Wonderful Torch
2011 - The Goblin's Toyshop
2011 - Christina's Kite and Other Stories
2011 - The Cuckoo in the Clock and Other Stories
2011 - Bicycle Magic and Other Stories
2011 - The Very Peculiar Cow and Other Stories
2011 - Three Bold Pixies
 
The Famous Five Modern Editions
2011 - Famous Five Short Story Collection
2011 - Five Get into A Fix
2011 - Five on Finniston Farm
2010 - Five Have a Wonderful Time
2010 - Five Go Down To The Sea
2010 - Five on a Treasure Island
2010 - Five Go Adventuring Again
2010 - Five Go Off In A Caravan
2010 - Five on Kirrin Island Again
2010 - Five Go Off to Camp
2010 - Five Run Away Together
2010 - Five Fall Into Adventure
2010 - Five Get into Trouble
2010 - Five On A Hike Together
2010 - Five Go To Smuggler's Top
2010 - Five Go to Mystery Moor
2010 - Five on A Secret Trail
2010 - Five Go to Billycock Hill
2008 - Five Are Together Again
2008 - Five Have Plenty of Fun
1910 - Five Go to Demon's Rocks
1910 - Five Have A Mystery to Solve
 
Enid Blyton Gift Series
2011 - The Enchanted Wood
 
Enid Blyton Boxed Sets
 
The Adventurous Four
2009 - Shipwrecked!
2009 - Stranded!
2009 - Trapped!
 
Mystery Series
2012 - The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage
2012 - The Mystery of the Hidden House
2010 - The Mystery of the Invisible Thief
2004 - The Mystery of the Banshee Towers
2004 - The Mystery of Holly Lane
2004 - The Mystery of Tally-Ho Cottage
2004 - The Mystery of the Missing Man
2003 - The Mystery of the Hidden House
2003 - The Mystery of the Vanished Prince
 
O'Clock Tales
2010 - The O'Clock Tales (4-books-in-1)
2008 - Six O'Clock Tales
 
The Faraway Tree Trilogy
2007 - The Enchanted Wood
2007 - The Magic Faraway Tree
2007 - The Folk Of The Faraway Tree
 
Secret Series
2009 - The Secret Forest
2009 - The Secret of Spiggy Holes
2009 - The Secret of Moon Castle
2009 - The Secret Island
2009 - The Secret Mountain
 
Noddy Classic Collection
2012 - Noddy Classic Library
2012 - Here Comes Noddy
2012 - Noddy Goes to Toyland
2012 - Noddy's Magic Rubber
2012 - Well Done, Noddy!
2012 - Noddy Goes to School
2012 - Hurrah for Little Noddy
 
The Famous Five Series Classic Editions
2009 - Five on a Treasure Island
2009 - Five on Kirrin Island Again
2009 - Five Go to Billycock Hill
2009 - Five Go off to Camp
2009 - Five on a Secret Trail
2009 - Five Get into a Fix
2009 - Five Go to Demon's Rocks
2009 - Five Go off in a Caravan
2009 - Five Have a Wonderful Time
2009 - Five Have Plenty of Fun
2009 - Five Go Down To The Sea
2009 - Five Go to Mystery Moor
2009 - Five on Finniston Farm
2009 - Five Fall into Adventure
2009 - Five on a Hike Together
2009 - Five Go Adventuring Again
2009 - Five Run Away Together
2009 - Five Go to Smuggler's Top
2009 - Five Get Into Trouble
2009 - Five Are Together Again
1997 - Five Have a Mystery to Solve
 
All Titles
1997 - Five Have a Mystery to Solve
2001 - Amelia Jane Is Naughty Again! (from More About Amelia Jane!)
2001 - Amelia Jane Again!
2001 - Five Go to Demon's Rocks
2003 - The Mystery of the Disappearing Cat (02)
2006 - Second Form at Malory Towers
2006 - Third Year at Malory Towers
2007 - The Sea of Adventure
2007 - The Enchanted Wood
2007 - The Magic Faraway Tree
2008 - The Adventures of the Six Cousins
2008 - Magic Faraway Tree Stories 3-in-1
2008 - The Adventures Of The Wishing Chair
2008 - More Wishing Chair Stories
2008 - Six O'Clock Tales
2008 - The Famous Five's Survival Guide
2009 - Five on a Treasure Island
2009 - Five on Kirrin Island Again
2009 - Five Go to Billycock Hill
2009 - Five Go off to Camp
2009 - Five on a Secret Trail
2009 - Five Get into a Fix
2009 - Five Go to Demon's Rocks
2009 - Five Go off in a Caravan
2009 - Five Have a Wonderful Time
2009 - Five Have Plenty of Fun
2009 - Five Go Down To The Sea
2009 - Five Go to Mystery Moor
2009 - Five on Finniston Farm
2009 - Five Fall into Adventure
2009 - Five on a Hike Together
2009 - Five Go Adventuring Again
2009 - Five Run Away Together
2009 - Five Go to Smuggler's Top
2009 - Five Get Into Trouble
2009 - Five Are Together Again
2009 - Upper Fourth at Malory Towers
2009 - Third Year at Malory Towers
2009 - Last Term at Malory Towers
2009 - Shipwrecked!
2009 - Stranded!
2009 - Trapped!
2009 - The Secret Forest
2009 - The Rockingdown Mystery
2009 - Adventures with George and Timmy
2010 - The Ring O'Bells Mystery
2010 - The Rat-A-Tat Mystery
2010 - The Mystery of the Secret Room (03)
2010 - The Wishing Chair Collection
2010 - The O'Clock Tales (4-books-in-1)
2010 - The Mystery of the Invisible Thief
2010 - Binkle and Flip Misbehave
2010 - Snowball the Pony
2010 - Merry Mister Meddle
2010 - Mister Meddle's Muddle
2010 - Mister Meddle's Mischief
2010 - Mr Pink-Whistle Has Some Fun
2010 - You're a Nuisance Mister Meddle
2011 - The Teddy Bear's Tail
2011 - Mr Icy Cold
2011 - The Goblin's Toyshop
2011 - Christina's Kite and Other Stories
2011 - The Cuckoo in the Clock and Other Stories
2011 - The Very Peculiar Cow and Other Stories
2011 - The Enchanted Wood
2012 - The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage
2012 - The Circus of Adventure
2012 - The Mystery of the Hidden House
2012 - Here Comes Noddy
2012 - Noddy Goes to Toyland
2012 - Noddy's Magic Rubber
2012 - Well Done, Noddy!
2012 - Noddy Goes to School
2012 - Hurrah for Little Noddy
2012 - Noddy Classic Library
2012 - Naughtiest Girl Collection
2012 - The Enid Blyton Faraway Tree & Wishing-Chair Collection
2012 - Famous Five Collection
2012 - Secret Seven Collection
2013 - The Secret Valley
2013 - Noddy Classic Treasury
2013 - The Mystery Collection
2014 - The Wishing-Chair Again