Enid Blyton

I’ve just found out that it’s Enid Blyton’s birthday today. She was born on 11th August in London in 1897, and sadly passed away in 1968, aged 71.

It was Enid Blyton’s books that first got me into reading (this was back in 1985 when I was six), as my mum didn’t have much money, but she would be able to buy me Enid Blyton books from church jumble sales or car boot sales as there were plenty of stories to choose from.

My favourite Enid Blyton book was The Folk of the Faraway Tree, which is the third book in the Faraway Tree series. Even seeing the names Silky, Moonface and Saucepan Man on Wikipedia is making me feel all warm inside and I can see in my mind my white bookshelf with my Enid Blyton books on in my old bedroom (even though it’s my brother’s bedroom now and looks nothing like my old room!). It just shows how strong childhood memories can be, 30 years on.

5 thoughts on “Enid Blyton

    1. I am SO jealous! Mine have disappeared in one of my many house moves, so hopefully they’re being carefully looked after 🙂

    1. Oh no, really? Some things are sacred and should be left alone. The new Fireman Sam is nothing like the old one, and even SuperTed is being remade 😦

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