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Books can be bought separately or as complete sets.
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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
215 recreation books
187 continuation books
284 Enid Blyton contributions
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April 1, 2015 - Brian Carter says: Hi everyone Just to let you know that the competition that the moderators have kindly allowed me to announce in this Message Board is now closed. To find out who the winner of the MSI U 180 Notebook is please click on my website button on the left. Incidentally, this attractive button was designed by Keith Robinson. There were no entries from Australia. Regards Brian.
March 31, 2015 - Evie M says: OK everyone from now on my username is MISTY so any comments by Misty are actually Evie M. Don't forget!!!! ; -).
Buster says: We won't forget, Misty.
March 30, 2015 - Evie M says: Well if I say it on the message board everyone will see it and still know it's me, won't they? And if you forget I'll remind you : -D I'll think about it.
Buster says: We'll know it's you, Evie by your email address, so it's up to you if you want to change your username.
March 30, 2015 - Evie M says: Is it all right if I start posting under a different user name? .
Buster says: If you wanted to do, Evie. But why would you want to now that we know you?
March 30, 2015 - Pete says: Well personally, I would consider it an honour to be called a toad by Mr Goon. To have him snap and caper around my ankles would be even more of an inestimable privilege too! wink,emotive,grin,smiley!!! Ah 5+5=. I can manage that one! Over and out for a bit, Pete.
March 30, 2015 - Evie M says: Well, he certainly wasn't courteous, polite, reasonable or civil with me. Perhaps he doesn't like kids? .
Buster says: Mr Goon doesn't like dogs, either.
March 30, 2015 - Pete says: I wonder if Mr Goon suffered from occasional 'mood swings' too? fatty_fan once pointed out that: "At the end of Book 10 (Strange Bundle) Mr Goon is supposedly feeling very friendly towards Fatty, but at the start of Book 11 (Holly Lane) he actually tries to get Buster shot! Inexplicable about face in terms of how he feels towards Fatty." ps. These spam check maths tests are bit tough!!
March 30, 2015 - Pete says: On a serious Enid Blyton themed note,I'm trying to remember when Mr Goon actually was courteous, polite, reasonable and civil in his interaction with others. I can only think of two or three examples. When talking to Chief Inspector/Superintendent Jenks and also Mrs Hilton. Oh and possibly Mrs Trotteville too. Can you think of any others?? .
Buster says: He's a bit more courtious in Banshee Towers, I always felt!
March 30, 2015 - Paul says: Why was Enid never given an OBE or MBE? services to literature would merit at least that.
March 29, 2015 - Evie M says: Fatty I agree with you completely, rude or angry posts have no place on this site. Hello, Mr Goon, thank you for calling me a toad.
March 29, 2015 - Evie M says: Fatty, give me a break! I was telling PAUL not to worry about it! And actually, I don't worry about it and I don't plan to. That doesn't mean I'll post angry comments whenever I feel like it.
Fatty says: You can post what you like, but it is up to us to publish them! Any rude or angry comments will go straight in the bin.
Mr Goon says: Toad of a girl!
March 28, 2015 - Pete says: How many of the regular posters here subscribe to the excellent Enid Blyton Society Journal? I'm sure if you haven't already taken the plunge you would really enjoy it!
Bets says: I second Pete! :-)
Fatty says: And don't forget to follow the Society Facebook page!
March 26, 2015 - Evie M says: Don't worry, Paul, I have EXACTLY the same problem! :-D.
Fatty says: You should worry about it! Don't make it sound as if you are boasting about it. Learn to control yourself!
March 26, 2015 - Paul says: I seem to have upset Buster, for which I apologise. I have poor impulse control. I just bang my thoughts out on the typewriter, as they used to say in the old days.
Buster says: Maybe you'll have to think then, Paul, before you bang away on your typewriter!! If it isn't worth saying, then don't say it!
March 26, 2015 - Nigel says: The trouble is, no-one can portray the books as they were written. Plots are altered by script writers and often the end product bares little resemblance to the original book. Take the 70's TV adaptation of 'Five Run Away Together', it bore hardly any resemblance to the book.