Many people write in and ask where they can buy Enid Blyton books online. First you should decide whether you want brand new or secondhand. If you want brand new books (including some that are hard-to-find), consider visiting my Enid Blyton aStore, powered by Amazon.co.uk. Or try US-based Navrang, who sell the following at the best prices anywhere and with free worldwide shipping on orders over $50...
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
985 short story series books
267 education books
233 recreation books
187 continuation books
290 Enid Blyton contributions
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September 3, 2015 - TJL says: Hi can someone tell me the name of the book which features Hilbre island.
August 27, 2015 - Caroline says: Is there anywhere to get new copies of the original texts? I'm reading the books to my kids, so I bought new copies but they've been changed from the originals. They've been made 'politically correct', in that the worst examples of racism and sexism have been removed, but only superficially. The low-hanging fruit has been fixed, like the use of the N-word, and lines like "If I were a girl I would cry, but I can't because I'm a boy", but the more pervasive and insidious sexism is still there, for example. The fact that the girls get to have input but the boys make the actual decisions, or boys collect firewood and girls wash dishes. Taking out the obvious sexism but leaving in the subtle stuff is much worse, because it's far more difficult to spot, especially for children. I'd rather have the blatant sexism left in, because even my five-year-old can spot that there's something wrong with it, rather than just leaving in the hidden stuff. So, I'm stuck with reading my 60-year-old copies to my kids because I refuse to use the altered versions. There are a couple of them where my only copy is a first edition. Is there anywhere to get new copies with the original text, so I'm not risking damage to my first editions? .
Buster says: I'm afraid that if you buy a Blyton these days, you will get the 'new text' versions. If you want the text to remain as Enid wrote the books many years ago, then you will have to use your own copies, which to my mind are much better, or buy the old second hand copies, with the original text, of which there are still many to find on Ebay.
A lot of older fans, like myself, prefer to read the originals, as they were written in the 40s 50s and early 60s.
August 25, 2015 - Jay says: Hey Everyone. I want to tell you that I found a shop called the bookshed. I went there and got old editions of Enid Blyton books for 50p(I was on holiday) I do not live in the UK but met up with my music teacher who was in the UK for a family reunion and I was on holday at the same time and we met up and she told my family about it)! Jay.
August 24, 2015 - Doreen Webb says: My school teacher daughter wants me to speak to her class about childhood in the 1950's and one major part of my life was reading Enid Blyton's Famous 5 books. So I bought last week Five Fall into an Adventure, and although not P. C. now, the story was still as exciting as it was when I was a child, and I'm now 67!
Buster says: Glad to hear you still enjoyed the book, Doreen. Believe me 67 is still an age to read all Blyton books. You only have to join the Enid Blyton Society and forums to see that you are not alone.
August 24, 2015 - Brigham says: I have hard copies some printed in 1954 others 1963 happy to sell.
Fatty says: I assume you mean hardback copies. We don't really have a For Sale facility, but if anyone is interested, you might like to give permission for us to publish your email address, Brigham. It might also be beneficial if you list the titles and price.
August 21, 2015 - Jay says: Good idea Evie M! Thanks for the idea Jay.
August 19, 2015 - Charlotte says: I love Malory Towers because it gave me my English speech. I think it is very good!
August 16, 2015 - Evie M says: You could even write a fanfiction if you wanted to, Jay : ).
August 15, 2015 - Jay says: Hey Fatty, Could you write some more Fan Fiction books please I love your Mystery series fan fiction Jay.
Buster says: If you are referring to the Find Outers in Retirement, Jay, then you will see that Fatty, did not write this series of fan fics!
August 14, 2015 - Julie@owlsdene says: Reading your message Sue, wouldn't there be a copy for you to read within Sophie Smallwood's family, especially as Imogen who wrote the book, is Sophie's mum? .
August 14, 2015 - sue says: I`d like to read A childhood at Green Hedges by Imogem Smallwood-------I know her personally as she is my friend Sophie Smallwood`s mum! Can I get the book in a library? .
Daisy says: You could always ask, Sue. But I think you may be more successful trying to find a second hand copy in Ebay, or Abe Books.
August 13, 2015 - Evie M says: Oh yes, I remember looking for a first edition FFO book on Amazon and Ebay. I have one now but it took ages to find one that wasn't really expensive!!!
August 9, 2015 - Shruti Bapat says: Hey I want to buy Enid Blyton hard back books from 1st edition. They are not there on ebay. Where can I get it? .
Daisy says: Keep searching, they are very rare and very hard to obtain.
Fatty says: And expensive in many cases!
August 9, 2015 - Lolita says: Dear sir or madam. I am writting with regard to an 1970 Danish film titled "De 5 I fedtefadet" the Five Get into Trouble. I would appreciate if you could help me to find this film. I have been looking for it for a long time with no success. Thank you wery much in advance.
Buster says: You could try internet sites such as Ebay, and Amazon.
August 6, 2015 - shruti says: Thank you for replying so soon Buster! but at Amazon. In (India), it mentions that 2014 edition of the books published by Pan Macmillan are unabridged editions.
Fatty says: It depends if you really mean unabridged or not updated. I would say that all of Enid's major series are available unabridged. The texts however may well have been updated.