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February 27, 2008 – barbara brennan says: I have tried to contact Jenny from Adelaide NSW Australia via email with no luck. Maybe she may read this - Barbara Brenan - Thanking you and now back to Five on Kirrin Island Again.
March 3, 2008 – Jenny Pilmore says: Hey, thanks for helping me, I have made contact with Barbara Brenan - thanks again.
March 4, 2008 – abhilasha says: This is a request to Enid Blyton. net, please can you display more Famous Five stories written by fans? Like the one 'Five Go Back to Kirrin Island'. Please?? Let me know soon. Even I am willing to write one.
Inspector Jenks says... Inspector Jenks says: I have a FanFic section and would be willing to display stories there, if anyone would care to send me some!
March 5, 2008 – abhilasha says: Thanks a lot for the suggestion of going to the page FanFic. I read all the stories you displayed. But I would like to know how do I send a Famous Five story to you. Please give me the instructions, I don't have any ideas though I tried to send the story. The title is 'Five Go to Mystery Museum'. I will send the story, I am waiting for your answer.
Inspector Jenks says... Inspector Jenks says: Just email it to -- but please make sure it's thoroughly checked for typos, proper capitalization, and so on. :-)
March 6, 2008 – Mimsy Kirana says: I support Abhilasha's comment above that says about displaying Famous Five Stories written by Enid Blyton's fans. Yes, I should put in mind that the next time I want to expand my ideas on the series, the FanFic is welcoming me.
February 26, 2011 – Sofia Aggelidou says: The thing I like most in Blyton is that she knows how children think! I mean she never goes overboard! She writes only the important parts! An amazing author! Wish I could be like her!
July 15, 2012 – Farwa says: I am a huge fan of Enid Blyton, and the other day, I wondered what was Enid's first story. Can someone tell me about it?
Fatty says... Fatty says: Find the answers to all your questions here.
July 17, 2012 – Farwa says: Thanks, Fatty. The biography was rather depressing at times, though.
August 7, 2012 – Amaya says: AmberRachel Me too! It's the mark of a truly great book when you want to sit up and read it Fran you should try The Famous Five -the Secret Seven were but pale imitations Steph You got to kick Uncle Quentin? I would have *loved* to kick Uncle Quentin. Also: YES! The Secret Island is one of my favourites too, and actually quite disturbing in a way given that it's aimed at children. The 'Secret' series is great I also love the Secret Mountain, in which the children get lost inside an, er, secret Mountain (yes, there is an underground stream) and the local savages try to sacrifice Prince Paul to the Sun Gods. Brilliant stuff.
August 7, 2012 – Saky says: Amaya, your comment set my head reeling!
Fatty says... Fatty says: Yes, I tend to agree!
April 12, 2013 – Paul says: Her daughters have said that Enid believed in an afterlife, but she did believe in ghosts and the like? It would be interesting if she believed in the Cottingley Fairies.
Fatty says... Fatty says: Millions believe in a Heaven - not sure that suggests they believe in fairies and ghosts though!
April 15, 2013 – rogoz says: Hi Paul - I've always read Blyton discouraged the supernatural and when '' spook trains " or " ghostly lights " appeared, they always had a rational explanation. Even when the Five once went to a church [ Five down to the Sea ] the proceedings get scarce comment. The Five of course, never say Grace or Prayers so I'd assume religion was also unimportant. As Dick might have said, " How can I sharpen my penknife for dinner and say Grace at the same time? ".
April 22, 2013 – Paul says: I think Enid was more of a supporter of Liberalism (the ancestor of modern Liberal Democratism) than a straight Tory. I think she would have been like Sir John Simon and defined herself as a Liberal Unionist - a Liberal who tends towards Conservatism (such as support for Churchill) but retains a sentimental fondness for The Liberal Party.
Fatty says... Fatty says: Are you saying there's something supernatural about the LibDems, Paul?
April 23, 2013 – Jeni says: Really? I thought she was a SUPPORTER of childhood happiness and joy from the many amazing books that she wrote. THAT was foremost in her life.
Fatty says... Fatty says: Yes, I tend to agree. I have never thought Enid gave much thought to politics.
May 3, 2013 – Paul Middleton says: Year in year out Enid is in the Top Ten Children's Story Books Of All Time, voted for by the public. She once replied knowingly, to criticism "I know what children want". The Treasure Hunters may be her best ever single book. It reaches new heights of excitement even for Enid. Reading it makes you feel that "it's good to be alive". 2 brothers and their sister / happy and resourceful / and Rags the terrier / holiday at their grandparents Manor house / Manor soon having to be sold, hard times for the grandparents / great kids, they play and explore the Manor's grounds / landscapes, woods, farm, hills, stream / find hidden overgrown summerhouse in woods beside pond / make it idyllic / find box in chimney / cryptic treasure map / long lost Greylings treasure / follow clues / bad guys, would be purchasers of Manor / they would take advantage of grandparents / they know kids onto something /good grandparents and the bad guys confound kids efforts / night adventures / lift flagstone, into the hill / breathless / dog helps / out of their depth /. Then /. Pigsty /. Oh! oh! oh! /!!! Enid's tale rattles along at a breathless pace. It is life affirming and should appeal to all but the most jaded. It has dated so little. (You can see a good synopsis of the book on
October 11, 2014 – Paul says: It's interesting that Enid hated jukebox "tunes". The music styles in 1952 when that book came out were still very much a hold-over from the more grown up pleasing music of the forties, the very word "rock and roll" had only been coined (in Cleveland, Ohio) a year earlier, and much of the rockier stuff had yet to reach Britain.
Fatty says... Fatty says: I would be surprised if any adult approved of jukeboxes back then!
February 10, 2015 – sherin says: Hey! I know a lot about Enid Blyton! She is a person who was interested in writing more than academic subjects. Her father taught her piano which she learned well enough. She has published so many books. And she looks like my English teacher.
March 4, 2017 – Paul says: Be interesting to see what Enid would have thought of the "swinging sixties". In some of the last books before the dementia hit she makes remarks in her stories disparaging fifties youth culture and like Elinor Brent Dyer's later efforts, this comes across as an middle aged/elderly person who can't understand a different world.
March 29, 2017 – Paul says: Is it known what newspapers Enid and or Kenneth read? Maybe The Times?
Fatty says... Fatty says: My guess would be The Daily Telegraph.

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