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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
  • 985 short story series books
  • 267 education books
  • 227 recreation books
  • 187 continuation books
  • 290 Enid Blyton contributions

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August 1, 2015 - Evie M says: Hi Karl, I believe the correct answer is 37.
July 30, 2015 - Karl says: Could anyone tell me the exact number of books published by Blyton on and only on the year 1955? Thank you. I took part in a radio competition and apparently 84 isn't the correct number.
Daisy says... Daisy says: If you look in the Cave of Books on the Enid Blyton Society website, I'm sure you'll find some information in there.
July 28, 2015 - Evie M says: Also Ted, on the Enid Blyton Society they have loads of information about her, like a biography, just not in a book.
July 27, 2015 - Fatty says: We often get asked why posts do not appear. All post are read, but not all are approved. Please read the "Post a Message" guidelines above where you write your post. Poorly written, mis-spelt posts will not be published.
July 25, 2015 - Ted Raftery says: I asked about an Enid Blyton biography. I see a couple advertised here. Are these the definitive ones? .
Buster says... Buster says: There are a few books you may enjoy, Ted. Enid Blyton The Biography by Barbara Stoney is one of the very best in my own opinion to buy. Enid wrote one which you may be able to buy second hand on Ebay or second hand book shop if you can find it - The Story of My Life. Her daughter Imogen wrote an excellent book - A Childhood at Green Hedges.
July 25, 2015 - Ted Raftery says: Can anyone recommend a GOOD Enid Blyton bigraphy. I have never read one.
Daisy says... Daisy says: Enid Blyton - The Biography, is the best one to buy Ted. Others have been written, but Barbara did a very good research for that book, and many dip into it for their own information.
July 22, 2015 - Evie M says: I know this is a bit off topic Fatty and I apologise, but I'm curious to know how you knew that Hiro Hamada is a Disney superhero? .
Buster says... Buster says: My master knows everything.

Fatty says: Buster has said it all.
July 18, 2015 - Jay says: Cool Fatty I live in Victoria too!
July 18, 2015 - Jay says: Hey Fatty Thanks for the great work. Hi from your biggest fan down under.
Fatty says... Fatty says: I have a few fans in Melbourne!
July 17, 2015 - Evie M says: You're welcome, Ted. I must try this can thing with my brother. I apologise Fatty I now understand that, although I fail to see how you fail to see that it's awesome, there is no place for Disney superheroes on this website. I suppose it is an Enid Blyton website, after all. Now I must work out the answer to 6 + 4.
Fatty says... Fatty says: Haha! If you get stuck, use your fingers.
July 16, 2015 - Ted Raftery says: Thanks for liking my paintings Evie. Yes the tin can thing works. You put a hole in the bottom of both cans. Knot string from one to the other. You must keep string stretched taught. It really works over quite a distance. But as you say not very convenient but all we had way back.
Buster says... Buster says: I remember then well, Ted.
July 16, 2015 - Evie M says: Excuse me, why has the 'Hiro Hamada's biggest fan' been removed from my name? Just an enquiry.
Fatty says... Fatty says: Because it's ridiculous! No place for Disney superheroes in Peterswood!
July 15, 2015 - Evie M says: Very pretty pictures Ted. By the way, I am 13 and I think the tin can string thing sounds, waayyyyyyy cooler than a phone. Although maybe slightly inconvenient.
July 15, 2015 - Evie M says: I'm sure they were 15 or 16 when they started. (Goes to bookshelf to check) On the first page Isabel says "It's a pity Redroofs only takes girls up to fourteen". This means they are either 14 or 15. But my edition is the 2005 one.
July 14, 2015 - Martin says: So we have moved onto St. Claires. Books I never read. This was published, originally in 1943 (2014 edition), yet the first formers are saying they are 14 or 15 and there are Fifth and Sixth forms books. This would make them 20/21 when they leave school. My first years was at 11 and I left in 1975 as a 15 year old. Back in the Forties, they likely left at 14 years of age. Even today in the US you graduate/leave school at 18. Is this another, over zealous, rewrite? .
Daisy says... Daisy says: It's been a few years since I read this series of books, so maybe someone who has read them recently can clarify the ages of the twins when they first went to St Clares.

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