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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.
258 character books
947 short story series books
267 education books
227 recreation books
187 continuation books
288 Enid Blyton contributions
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May 26, 2015 - Kathy says: I am Kathy. Does the naughtiest girl marry Julian Holland? If so, can anyone tell me? .
Buster says: If she does, Kathy, then it must be in a fan-fic!
May 24, 2015 - Nithya says: Thank you Buster. I read the stories and they are really wonderful. My face was a picture when I heard that Fatty married Bets!! Nithya.
May 24, 2015 - Nithya says: I'm Nithya and I just forgot to mention one thing from my previous message. Who wrote this 'Find Outers in Retirement' and where can I read it? And are these characters and places mentioned in Enid Blyton's books real or fictional? Thanks for the response, Darling Buster.
Buster says: Nithya you will find the Find-Outers in Retirement in the Fan Fiction section of this site. Just look to the top of the page and press the link. There are 16 stories in total all written by Julie Heginbotham and each short story follows on from the last.
All Enid's characters were fictional.
May 22, 2015 - Nithya says: Hello, I am Nithya, and I began reading books at a very early age. I simply love the Five Find-Outers. I really appreciate Fatty's detective tricks and Bet's quick thinking. When I read these books on my Kindle, I get lost in the mystery world. I wish these characters were alive. And these books have given me a few detective tricks, like 'how to get out of a locked room' and 'invisible writing' and so on. And of course, can't miss out Buster!! I just love him. The other characters are nice too.
Buster says: Nice to hear that you enjoy reading these books, Nithya.
May 20, 2015 - Evie M says: Hi how are you guys doing. Sorry I haven't posted in ages but I've had other stuff to do. Hi David yeah I agree that FFO was really good but I disagree that you said Pip doesn't have a personality because he's my favourite character and I think he's AWESOME!
May 20, 2015 - Lenka says: Hello there. My name is Lenka and I have big collection of Enid Blyton books. Most of them are first editions. I was wondering are you interested to buy any of my books? Thank you for your time. Have a nice day. Lenka.
Fatty says: We neither buy nor sell books. Your best bet would be to research similar items on eBay and try selling them there. There is also a buy/sell thread on the Enid Blyton Society forums.
May 20, 2015 - Izzy says: I love your books they are so good.
May 16, 2015 - Taylor says: The Famous Five books are one of my favourite book series ever!
May 14, 2015 - David says: One last point on screenplay writing for these Mystery stories is how hard it is to give Pip a meaningful role. Fatty and Bets have all the personality and even Daisy and Larry have their moments but Pip sadly is a bit of a spare part in any dramatisation.
Fatty says: Pip is just there to annoy us all, David!
May 14, 2015 - David says: Thanks Buster and I was thinking I was the only one that appreciated this largely forgotten set of stories. I can't find any dramatisation anywhere on the web of any of these books but I will check out your link incase someone else knows. My idea is to take 6 of the books (it would be interesting to hear the suggestions for the best 6) and create screenplays (subject to copyright agreement) for a series of 30 minute radio/TV shows. My plan would be to keep the setting as post war home counties and not to try and modernise the stories too much. Watch out for Goon!
Buster says: Tony Summerfield on the Enid Blyton Society site, is the expert on all things, Blyton, Daivid. I think I have read somewhere that the F.O's were either on TV or radio, but I think that was either Australia or New Zealand, my memory of this escapes me, but Tony will definitely know. Hodder owns Blyton's copyright, but whether they would commission any plays etc is something you would have to ask them.
May 14, 2015 - David says: As a boy I never read the Famous Five nor the Secret 7 books but I really loved the Five Find Outers from the moment I met Fatty on the pages of The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage. Very few of my contemporaries now recall this Mystery series and it seems generally overlooked by the public and media. It always seemed strange that screen or radio adaptations always focussed on the other series' and never on the Five Find Outers. I decided to try and write a screenplay for "The Mystery of the Pantomime Cat" just to see if it worked and I really think it does. The finished screenplay with full directions and dialogue runs to 48 pages and would work as a 30 minute radio or TV show but having sent this to the BBC without joy I am not sure what to do with it. Does anyone else think that this overlooked series deserves to be aired? These are a group of children that deserve to be seen and heard.
Buster says: I couldn't agree more, David. Many people from the Enid Blyton Society also love the Find-Outer series, and would love to see them on the TV screen.
As for trying to put it out on the TV, I think that firstly you have to ask permission on copyright of Enid's works, as they are still protected.
May 13, 2015 - Mr Barling says: Just finished reading 'The River of Adventure' again, from my childhood. Not quite up to the Standard of 'Island', 'Castle', 'Valley' or even 'Sea' or 'Mountain' but still a cracking read. I noticed in the book that after the children, Tala and Oola climbed out from the underground temple treasure hoard using the shafts Uma and his men had dug to access it themselves, no further mention is made of what happened to their boat (taken from Mr Uma and which they'd left in the cavern) which had accidentally got them access to the underground place along the river in Teo Gra (Deep Gorge) before it went over a huge waterfall. I wonder if the boat is still there? I would love to find it. I can find no mention of 'Teo Gra' or 'Abencha River' "somewhere near the borders of Syria" in my comprehensive atlas. Does anyone else have any idea of where the old explored temple is (even if its sealed off now) and whether the later archaeologists/explorers left the adventurers boat there? If so maybe we could try and find it by gaining access again somehow (more safely) using a boat along Teo Gra. It would make a wonderful expedition.
Buster says: Many places in Enid's books were fictious places and didn't actually exist.
Fatty says: Fascinating post, Mr Barling. I would love to explore the region where River is set.
May 12, 2015 - Hannah says: Who is your inspriation?
Buster says: If you are asking Enid Blyton this question, Hannah. I'm afraid Enid Blyton died in on 28th November, 1968. This site is dedicated to Enid and her works.
May 12, 2015 - Beck says: Do you think Bets would have married Fatty? I mean she seemed to love him in every book.
Buster says: As the books are pure fiction, Beck, that is something we will never know. But if you want to read about the Find-Outers in Retirement, you will then find out in our Fan Fiction section if Bets did marry Fatty.
May 12, 2015 - Rebecca Welder says: I love Buster in the Five Find Outers books and I love Darrell in the Malory Towers' series.
Buster says: Woof! I'm pleased to hear that, Rebecca.
Fatty says: Not enough to spell the school name properly, though. I have now corrected it.