Interesting Facts About Enid Blyton You Probably Did Not Know

Enid Blyton is famous for her children’s books. She was born on August 11, 1897, and passed away on November, 28, in the year 1968. She was a prolific writer who wrote over 800 books in a period of 40 years. She was a writer who made going to boarding school seem like fun. Here are a few interesting facts about her life that you probably didn’t know:

  • Her father moved away when she was a child, and Enid Blyton had a difficult relationship with her mother.

  • Enid Blyton went to St Christopher’s School in Beckenham — she was the head girl. She enjoyed most of the lessons, except maths.

  • Blyton’s first published book was Child Whispers, in 1922. She was still working as a teacher at this point and wrote in her spare time.

  • In August 1924, Enid Blyton married Major Hugh Alexander Pollock. He was the editor at the publishing house George Newnes and published some of Enid’s books.

  • Enid Blyton sometimes wrote under the pseudonym ‘Mary Pollock’

  • She was able to write 10,000 words of a publishable story in one day!

  • Enid claimed that she didn’t plan her stories in advance, allowing her imagination to take her from the beginning of a book to the final scene.

  • Quite a few of her books were written and published between 1941 and 1945 but there is not one mention of the war.

  • The most famous of her works are The Famous Five series, The Adventure series, The Mystery series, The Secret Seven series, The Magic Faraway Tree, The Noddy books, etc.

  • Enid Blyton died at the age of 71 years. She was cremated and her ashes are held at Golders Green Crematorium.

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