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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.
  • 186 novels/novelettes
  • 258 character books
  • 944 short story series books
  • 267 education books
  • 210 recreation books
  • 181 continuation books
  • 284 Enid Blyton contributions

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October 31, 2014 - Evie says: Hi, how can I post some stories on the fan fiction page? I like writing stories so please tell me, thanks so much.
Fatty says... Fatty says: Use the email link at the top of the page, and submit your story to Keith. Incidentally, general enquiries should be posted to the Message Board, not to our Talk About Section.
October 31, 2014 - Moon Face says: I've just discovered this website by accident while trying to get my grandchildren interested in Enid Blyton books. It's great to see there are other adults as crazy as me about Enid Blyton.
Fatty says... Fatty says: There are plenty of us, some more crazy than others! Check out the Enid Blyton Society too.
October 25, 2014 - Jules says: Hello, my brother Dan is 50 soon. When he was born I was reading an Enid Blyton story about a gnome called Diggitty Dan. To this day our Dan is known as Digs. Does anyone know which collection this story was in? I would love to find it. Have Googled and searched on Enid Blyton Society website but no luck Thank you.
Fatty says... Fatty says: Sorry, it's a new one on me. Have you asked on the Enid Blyton Society Message Board? Someone may be able to help.
October 19, 2014 - Faraway Fairy says: I've read all Enid's adventure books but am not so "up" on her poetry. Did she ever write a short one about Halloween? .
Fatty says... Fatty says: Not to my knowledge, but someone else might know differently!
October 8, 2014 - Ana says: Hallo there, Fatty and Bets! I'm glad that I've finished all the Enid Blyton books! Is there a book you could think of that I most probably haven't read? Or any other books similar to Enid Blyton's? I'd be most obliged if you could suggest something. : ) Cheers, Ana.
Fatty says... Fatty says: I am sure you haven't read all of Enid's books! Check out our series links above.
October 7, 2014 - Farwa says: The "Secret Seven" series would be a good choice, Shiby - if you haven't read it already!
September 30, 2014 - shiby says: I am going to finish both Famous Five and the Five Find Outers and dogs series. Fatty can you recommend a series by Enid Blyton which is the next best after these two.
Fatty says... Fatty says: We have all of the series near the top of the page. Why not click on the links and decide for yourself?
September 30, 2014 - Farwa says: There should be a section to start topics related to short stories on this website. There are sections for Famous Five, Secret Seven, and other popular series, but there is not any section for Enid's short stories. Please make one, as I think that many people would want such a section.
Fatty says... Fatty says: You can post under the Unlisted section.
September 21, 2014 - Haieda says: I'm a Bachelor of Applied Linguistics student who's planning to write a term paper regarding culture and translation so could anyone please recommend me a title of one of Enid Blyton's books which really shows the 'setting of 1940s until 1960s in Britain'. Hope to get reply as soon as possible. Thanks a lot.
Fatty says... Fatty says: The Five Find-Outers' titles are set in post-war England and give an example of village life. Six Bad Boys is a fine stand-alone title that might be worth a try. Why not take a look at the books on this site - there are reviews and plot summaries - just click on the individual boxes to select a series. There is also a wealth of information on the Enid Blyton Society website. You could also ask your question on the Society forums, but you will have to register first to be able to post.
August 29, 2014 - George says: Hello! I just found this site today and I just love to see that Blytons fans are able to talk to you two Fatty and Bets. I am simply CRAZY about Enid Blyton's books. Can anyone tell me whether there is a site where I can read Blyton's books online for free. I've surfed alot but can't find any such site. There are available here in U. A. E but ofcourse I can't buy ALL the books and I want to read them. So can anyone help? .
Fatty says... Fatty says: Only shoplifters can read Enid's books for free. They are still under copyright so not yet in the public domain. However, you can find copies relatively cheaply in second-hand shops or online.
August 28, 2014 - Jane Rose says: I remember an Enid Blyton hardback book from the 50's or 60's with a picture on the front of children sliding down a helter-skelter. The book was, I think, a collection of short stories. I would love to replace the book but do not know the name. Is there any chance of finding out? .
Fatty says... Fatty says: Anyone help?
August 23, 2014 - Abhinav k.p says: I would like to do for her books! they are so amazing! I wish if I had any adventure like that! I have read many books of her and wants to read more! but it's nowhere to be found! And I believe that I am her greatest fan because I love her books more than anything!
Fatty says... Fatty says: I think I know what you mean...
August 21, 2014 - Paul says: There was a really good book that I wish had actually been written by Enid, where mystery solving children in wartime England receive messages from British East Africa through a short-wave receiver/transmitter and their contact in Africa goes by the name Richard the Lionheart.
Fatty says... Fatty says: I guess 700+ books was a pretty good score, Paul. Sounds a good story though. Title and name possible?
August 19, 2014 - muskan says: I love Enid Blyton novels and simply enjoy reading them. I just want its complete set but cant find it in Nigeria. My favorite character is bets simply love her.
Fatty says... Fatty says: That would certainly be a very large set!
August 16, 2014 - Indrachapa says: Hello! Fatty and bets! What happens in the Ship of Adventure? .
Fatty says... Fatty says: Read the book and find out! [rolls eyes]

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