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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.
243 character books
904 short story series books
265 education books
195 recreation books
170 continuation books
284 Enid Blyton contributions
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May 14, 2013 - ClŠudia says: Thank you for your quick reply, Fatty! I think it's a shame really, because I believe that a lot gets lost through modernisation (and yes, the books have been severely changed in Portuguese! ) but maybe that's the norm now, Well, I've started reading "Upper Fourth at Malory Towers" in English - original version - and it's nice to compare it to my Portuguese one! May I stay in touch? All the best to you, ClŠudia.
Bets says: We would love for you to stay in touch, ClŠudia!
Fatty says: We look forward to hearing more from you, ClŠudia. The only way to read Enid's books as she meant them to be read, is to acquire early copies.
May 14, 2013 - ClŠudia says: Hi Fatty and Bets! I went to a Portuguese bookstore on the week-end and was very happy to find the English version of two EB books, which I bought (Upper Fourth at Malory Towers and Five Have Plenty of Fun! )Nevertheless I was sad to see that the new Portuguese version of EB books is so different from the original: Apart from the use of modern terms, important parts of the books have been left out. Seriously! This version is completely different from the one I own (which as far as I can tell is very true to the original) and I do believe that it is shame that this is happening! I'm going to write to Portuguese publishers about this and if anyone else from Portugal happens to read this post I ask you what you think could be done to reverse this situation. Thank you, Best wishes, ClŠudia.
Fatty says: Modernising Enid's books is apparent in the UK too, ClŠudia - although possibly not as severe as in Portugal.
May 10, 2013 - Nigel Rowe says: Marie, probably because Cornwall is a magical, mysterious and wonderful county - much of it unchanged through the centuries. I suspect Enid loved it to boot!
May 6, 2013 - Marie says: Hello does anyone know why some of her books were set in Cornwall?? .
May 5, 2013 - Shruti says: Hi Fatty and Bets! yesterday night my sister and I had a superb midnight feast: -) inspired by EB of course. We had been planning it for days and it happened yesterday. Both of us love Blyton and needless to say we talked amongst other things about Elizabeth, Darrel and the twins. And we didn't get caught! That was a bonus! Lots of love to you all from me and my sister.
May 3, 2013 - Nabeela says: Hi Fatty how are you umm, I read some of the mesages and I umm really think you shouldn't offhand people like that because that really feels bad you know well that is all I've got to say, so Bye love from Nabeela.
Bets says: Hello Nabeela, thank you for your message. Are you referring to Fatty's reply to Sanjana/Suchandra? If you look through those posts again the rudeness came from her and Fatty only replied to them. However if you think there were any unjust comments from either Fatty or myself please do let us know, but respectfully, as you did here. We appreciate all messages, encourage discourse and allow the questioning of people, but always in a respectful manner. :-)
May 1, 2013 - Mitch says: I came across your site doing some research on a Enid Blyton book I found in my basement. I'm trying to find some info on it and was wondering if you could provide some or point me in the right direction. It called The Valley of Adventure. Published by The Thames Publishing CO. London. Illustrations by Stuart Tresilian. The book has plain solid red covers with just the title and author printed on the spine. No date can be found anywhere. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Fatty says: I have had a look in the Enid Blyton Society's Cave of Books, but couldn't find any information on this copy. I am sure it must be in there somewhere though. As far as I remember it was a wartime publication, and to save paper (which was rationed) was made into a smaller size. I have a copy of this book, and you are correct, there is no date of publication.
May 1, 2013 - Ana says: Hi! I'm back! Please do tell me how you got to know that idiot of Sanjana And Suchandra was same? Please do!
Fatty says: Foolproof technology! More than that I cannot say. :-)
May 1, 2013 - Nikki says: Thanks to reading Enid Blyton's books through much of my childhood and early teen years, my writing skills and imagination were developed. I particularly loved the Magic Faraway Tree and the Famous Five series.
April 30, 2013 - Nad says: Could you, confirm me the birth of Noddy (Oui-Oui in french) Please? Because, in France, nobody says that the first edition in England (London) is edited at the 29th october 1949. Please, confirm me. Thanks a lot. A Noddy fan : Nad.
April 30, 2013 - Jean says: HI I have just acquired a book by EB called Shadow, the Sheep-Dog - 1969 edition. Is this a collectors item? Jean.
Bets says: I'm afraid we cannot give any evaluations, however, it is certainly a nice book to have. The book was first published in 1942, so yours might not be a collectors item.
April 28, 2013 - Peter Cross says: Love the stories of the find outers today. Loved them as a kid. Just recently reading my old books of Famous Five and find outers as well as the mystery series. Jack. Kiki. Etc. So am loving the fan fiction of the find outers. More please.
April 27, 2013 - Nabeela says: Hello! has any one read the book summer term at Malory Towers. I am dying to read it can some one tell how it was I never got that book. Any way can I know Fatty and Bets Birthday dates please? love Nabeela.
Fatty says: 1. Millions have
2.Either nobody gave it to you or you didn't buy it
3. That we keep a secret!
April 25, 2013 - Coo says: Hi, Fatty and Bets, how are you both? Its me Coo, and I think that you would have remembered me as the Greatest fan of the Five Find Outers. I really love you all. I want to say to both of you, that do not care for any of the rude comments or messages, that you get from anyone. We all know that you both are great : -). And as for Fatty, he is the sweetest, cutest, polite, kind, intelligent and loveable. You are the best Fatty, so do not care for anything wierd that people say. Just keep up your great work, my dear, Fatty and Bets. My Best wishes, love and support is always for you : -). Love u both.
Fatty says: Thanks Coo! We don't mind the idiots, they make the rest of us look good!
April 25, 2013 - Paul says: Fatty and Bets have a method of checking who's who around here. It's called "checking the logs". It was being done in the early days of the web in the nineties.
Fatty says: I thought that meant seeing you had enough wood to go on the fire....... ;-)