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How many books did Enid Blyton write?
This is easily the most asked question about our beloved author, and it's amazing how many different answers there are. The truth is, it depends on what you mean by "book." Do you mean novels? Short story compilations? Character books? Non-fiction nature books? The following numbers are shamelessly borrowed from the Enid Blyton Society's database and updated real-time. For a far more detailed analysis, visit the Society's immense Cave of Books.
Note: Enid is credited with over 10,900 short stories, poems and plays throughout her career, but some were used many times so the actual number is more like 7500. Check out this comprehensive, detailed listing.
250 character books
924 short story series books
267 education books
201 recreation books
174 continuation books
284 Enid Blyton contributions
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March 7, 2014 - Indrachapa says: Hey Fatty! This is a question about that "Tally Ho Cottage" Mystery case that you have solved. Ummm. What happened to that Lorenzo couple? Were they put in to the jail? And, what did happen to their poor dog, Poppet the Poodle? It is the best mystery that you have solved. I think, the best mystery solved by Bets is that Disappearing cat case! Brilliant! you two! Am I wrong, Bets and Fatty? .
Bets says: Thank you so much for the compliments! I like to think the Lorenzos got their proper comeuppance in prison and that Poppet the Poodle was adopted by someone who treated her well.
March 6, 2014 - Fatty says: Just a reminder to say that all messages are read, and most enjoyed - however, not all can be published. Try to say a little more than "I like Enid Blyton" and your posts will stand a better chance of appearing on the website. Make your posts interesting rather than just a simple statement. .
March 4, 2014 - PBA says: The Malory Towers books have actually aged pretty well. They've got Enid Blyton problems, in that classism happens more than once, but because it's "girls only" it avoids most of the sexism that appears in Blyton's mixed gender books. It's fascinating - if there's boys around, they must protect you but if there aren't, you'll be fine!
Fatty says: No problem in "classism" if you were upper middle class! ;-)
March 4, 2014 - Kayleigh says: Hi Fatty and Bets. I love the Five Find Outers. The first one I read was the Mystery of the Missing Prince and I loved it so now I'm almost finished the books. What are your hobbies, besides detectiving? Wish you the best Fatty, "little" Bets as you were called and Buster. Say hi to Buster please. From Kayleigh xxx.
Fatty says: I love the verb, "detectiving"! Much more atmospheric than "detecting"! Not sure about the book, though; it could be The Mystery of the Vanished Prince, or The Mystery of the Missing Man. Maybe you'd like to check the cover!
February 26, 2014 - Indrachapa says: What do you think about Enid's magical world? Marvelous, Magical, Best, Amazing, Awesome and Unbelievable of course!
Bets says: Smashing!
February 25, 2014 - Peter says: Hi Fatty and Betts: This is the first time I have posted a message to you. Do you know if anyone has written fulll reviews of the 9 Secret Seven books translated imto English by Anthea Bell from the French continuation series written by Eveline Lallemand? I have searched the Enid Blyton Society, Ebay and Amazon UK sites but all seem to have only brief summaries of each book. The most comprehensive being the EB Society section on continuation series books. Any further info would be very much appreciated! All The Best, Fatty,Betts and of course Buster The Dog!
Fatty says: I don't know the answer to this one. You could try asking on the EBS message board, on their website.
February 25, 2014 - Keya says: Hi guys, I know this is odd but i'm new and I wanted to know if there is any school like Malory Towers existing? if so pls tell me location and name I know its odd but it''s just a question i'm curious: p.
Fatty says: Me too! I have no idea!
February 23, 2014 - Jackian says: Hi! I was a frequent reader of several of the Blyton series, as I'm Swedish I read the books in my native language growing up, but re read many in their original language as I got older. However I do have a question, and that is the different series target groups, can you specifically say that one series is for a certain age? I'm about to tread into parenthood now, and I must say I loved the books as a child, so I'm curious about the proper age for the different series. Thanks!
Fatty says: Not a definitive answer, but starting with the youngest of the main series, I would suggest Secret Seven (age 7+), Famous Five (8+), Barney mysteries (or R Mysteries) Mystery and Adventure (10+). The most suitable age depends much on the child himself, and the suggested ages are only my opinion. Others may disagree! For young children don't forget The Faraway Tree, Wishing Chair and all the hundreds of short stories. The best way to ascertain your child's comfort zone is to read (or let him read, depending on his age) a book - you will soon know if he is enraptured or not!
February 23, 2014 - Tinky says: Not sure if I've got your (Paul's) thought but there was always Mavis from Malory Towers. When I sing in Rome, or however it went.
February 23, 2014 - Paul says: Did Enid ever reference Shirley Temple or feature a Temple-like child? (I'm thinking of how Lossie Laxton was Deanna Durbin with the serial numbers filed off).
Fatty says: Hmm, anyone know of any precocious little girls? I'm sure there must have been some, who hopefully, got their comeuppance.
February 23, 2014 - Brian Carter says: This is to announce that the closing date for a new bi-monthly competition running in my website since January, 2014 is midnight, February 28, 2014. In this competition there's a question about an aspect of Enid Blyton's professional life and, if you don't know the answer, you can make a selection from three multiple choice answers. The prize on offer, namely, A KOBO VOX COLOUR (electronic) READER must be won. To find out how to enter please visit: www.EnidBlytonbio.co.uk The results of the previous competition can be found in the Competition News page under Competitions. Good Luck Brian Carter.
February 23, 2014 - Indrachapa says: Nice to meet you two, Bets and Fatty. I think The Mystery of the Disappearing Cat is the best! How many books are there in that Famous Five series? Hey Bets, does Blytonland look nice? what is it like? are there people like Silky, Moon Face, Noddy and Big Ears? Did you met Mr. Clear-Off recently? .
Fatty says: Phew! That is a lot of questions! If you click on The Famous Five link above, you will discover your answer. I couldn't even begin to decribe Blytonland, save to say it's magical.
February 22, 2014 - Indrachapa says: Do you keep touch with Bets? Where is she now? In which country? If you keep touch, give my wish to her. Oh! Give my wishes to Buster too. And for you too. I hope she will come soon.
Bets says: I live in Blytonland!
Fatty says: Rest assured, Bets is never that far away when I need her!
February 19, 2014 - Tinky says: Hum, very true! I'll try and remember that one. : ).
February 19, 2014 - Tamara says: Hi there again! Fatty and Bets, I reckon you know that my friend Lori started a new topic yesterday about contiuation books for the Mystery series. I was wondering, what about continuations for the Famous Five and Secret Seven, huh? D'you guys know about any continuations or maybe even spinoffs for them, especially Famous Five? I would love to read more about the Five's smashing adventures.
Fatty says: There are continuation novels on the Enid Blyton Society website, but they are only available for Society members to read. Trevor J Bolton has a 'Secret series' continuation novel published, which you can buy. It is called 'The Secret Valley', and it is a thumping good read.