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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
946 short story series books
267 education books
213 recreation books
187 continuation books
284 Enid Blyton contributions
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December 17, 2014 - Evie M says: Hi, I read the comments on the names in my story. The reason I used the new names is because I thought it might not be put on the site if I used the old names. If you are an older reader, you will know why the names were changed.
Fatty says: I realised that you probably wanted continuity with the newest publications, Evie. Using the original names wouldn't have made any difference to us uploading your story, though. I *am* an 'older reader', and I seen no reason why the names were changed. Aunt Fanny was changed to Aunt Margaret in the CCF films back in the 1950s - when Enid was still writing FF books! So there is nothing new in meddling with Enid's character's names!
December 16, 2014 - Paul says: Even if Enid had wanted to write "grittier" stories like some childrens' authors in Continental countries were doing, I doubt that it would have gotten past the British censors. Whenever anyone criticises Enid for painting a "too good to be true" picture of the world, they should be reminded that this was an era of heavy censorship and control.
Buster says: What makes you think she wanted to write 'grittier' stories? Grrrrr!
December 16, 2014 - Julie@owlsdene says: Hey, Pete, less of the 'old'. (hehehe).
Buster says: Julie, 'old' never!! Woof! Woof!!
December 15, 2014 - Pete says: Thanks a million, Daisy, I can't believe I missed that! Good old Julie!!
Bets says: What a darling she is!
December 15, 2014 - Mehul says: I had began to read The Wrong Land but stopped. Why did Evie use Joe, Frannie and Beth? Really, have Blyton fans also started using the new names? (really annoyed).
Fatty says: Joe, Frannie and Beth are the updated names for Jo, Fanny and Bessie in the series. I imagine Evie used the publishers preferred names to avoid confusion with new readers. There was, in my opinion, no need to change the names in the first place, but the dastardly deed has been done. Evie's story is a very good one, so take a tolerance pill and carry on reading it!
December 15, 2014 - Pete says: Mmmm "Mr Goon Finds Love." anyone brave enough to take on that fanfic? I can only think of Julie at a push!!!
Daisy says: Julie has touched on this fanfic, Pete. Take a look at Fatty & Co in Retirement, on this site, number seven story - Just An Ordinary Sunday Afternoon - and you'll see that Mr Goon did find love and had an offspring!
December 14, 2014 - Farwa says: Wow! Daisy is here too? How lovely! She's my favourite Find-Outer!
Daisy says: I'm so pleased to hear that, Farwa.
December 14, 2014 - Nigel says: If Goon did find a woman, I am sure she would have been an unpaid housekeeper. There wouldn't be much love in the relationship, I am certain! I hesitate to say too much, as Goon is now on the team!
Daisy says: Poor old Goon, unloved by many!!
December 10, 2014 - Paul says: Avinash: I'd like to think that Goon did find a woman that would love and take care of him and did marry, post series. Even after what he'd done, he was still sympathetic to the reader as Enid made it clear that he "was naughty, but wasn't bad" to quote the Amelia Jane stories.
December 10, 2014 - TG says: 'Barb' (Dec. 2nd, 2014) asked for a story title. Most of the Enid Blyton short tales that we can recall were usually lifted from her 'Sunny Stories' magazines. 'The Three Sailors' has John, Mary, and their friend Tony holidaying by the sea and, naturally, they want to experience a boat ride. Their party-pooper dad refuses to hire a vessel for them so Granny suggests they play around in an upturned table. They do. It's a hot day. They feel sleepy. The waves are just over there. The tide changes. And so on. 'Enid Blyton's Gay Story Book' has an excellent Soper illustration whilst the Sandle Bros edition, which features the tale in one whole book, has the usual un-credited artist whose pictures could be considered as 'not bad. ' At least they're in colour. Readers could be forgiven for thinking the original SS pictures (Marjorie Thorp) were by Hilda McGavin who illustrated the 'Wishing Chair' because there's an uncanny resemblance between the artists' work. In one short story (The Goblin Aeroplane), Hugh and Jill are standing apprehensively behind a chimney as a strange aircraft approaches them. Contrast this with Peter and Mollie (Wishing Chair) hiding behind a door as the Snoogle enters.
Buster says: Thank you for the information, TG. Much appreciated. Woof! Woof!
December 10, 2014 - Paul says: I wondered if Enid was ever approached to write a TV series adaption of one of her works, but then I remember that the BBC hated her until the mid-fifties and she probably saw the new ITV as beneath her.
Fatty says: As far as I know, Enid wasn't asked to write anything for television. I think,it is unusual for an author to script-write adaptations of their work. As to her views on Independent Television, I have no idea. It looks to me as if you might have answered your own question, Paul.
December 10, 2014 - Avery Belle says: Greetings. Question for Buster , Are you a dog or a human? .
Buster says: If you read the Find-Outer books, Avery Belle, you will know that I am a dog, belonging to Fatty. And I'm so intelligent, I can read and write! Woof! Woof!
December 9, 2014 - Avinash Machado says: A question for Mr Goon. Why did you never get married? Maybe if you were married you would have been less cranky.
PC Goon says: Are you proposing?
December 9, 2014 - Paul says: I wonder. Now that we have Mr Goon from the ranks of the antagonists answering questions, can Susie and Binkie be far behind? .
PC Goon says: Who are you calling an antagonist, toad of a boy? I have enough on my plate with the Find-Outers to keep in order. There is no possibility of having the Secret Seven antagonists here as well. Maybe we could have the Six Bad Boys along - you'd fit in well with them, and I'd lock the lot of you up in the cells where you belong......Gah!
December 8, 2014 - Jenny says: My collection of Enid Blyton books are my prized possession. I learnt to read with the Famous Five series, and my entire collection takes over four shelves of my book shelving. Everytime I see a Blyton book for sale I HAVE to buy it! Even though I grew out of them a long long time ago, they still make a good read!
Buster says: I don't think any of us can outgrow Enid Blyton books, Jenny. And I'm so pleased to hear how proud you are of your collection of Blyton's. I do hope you enjoy reading about The Find-Outers too.
The Find-Outer books are my favourite, because I'm in them. Woof! Woof!