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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.
269 character books
983 short story series books
268 education books
252 recreation books
208 continuation books
295 Enid Blyton contributions
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April 28, 2016 - Wayne smyrh says: From time to time the question arises, is Lucas in Five Have a Mystery to Solve? The answer is yes. If you read the forward in the book then it is clearly stated by Enid that he is. How do I know this? I know this as Lucas was based on my uncle whose real name was Gordon James, know as Johnny James when he worked as a green keeper on the Isle of Purbeck golf course. Just to confuse further Gordon was known to his family as Billy. Uncle Billy was you see, Enid's friend and caddy. Often they would spend time on the course enjoying the flora and fauna. Billy spent his whole life on the course and was a friend not only to Enid but to the animals. Having spent his whole life outside he was of course was exactly as Enid described, nut brown and could always be found amongst the animals ( mainly the wild deer and rabbits! ) Unfortunately uncle bully died 3 years ago but we do have precious memories of him and a lovely keep sale of a documentary made by the BBC about Enid and of course Luca.
Buster says: How wonderful you have these lovely memories. I have heard that Lucas as based on a real peson, as this has been discussed on the Enid Blyton Society.
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April 27, 2016 - Paul Austin says: I just want to thank the Mods for being nice to the children that are addressing Enid directly. It's difficult for children to understand the reality of death.
April 20, 2016 - Nigel says: Whenever it snows (and that's not often), I just have to make footprints up to a door and then retread them, á la Rat-a-Tat Mystery.
April 18, 2016 - Evie Hamada says: I'm currently re reading the Barney mysteries (but I can't find the Rubadub Mystery ; -; ) they are amazing! They're not really any different from your average EB mystery/adventure book, but somehow they are extremely lovable and enjoyable and that's what matters right!? Roger and Diana are just like Larry and Daisy or Philip and Dinah, average EB siblings but Barney and Snubby are both my favourite EB characters ever. I wish they were in more books, especially Snubby.
Buster says: Have you tried Ebay, for the books, Evie. I agree, my favourite is Snubby too.
Fatty says: Evie, just above these posts is a section called Buy Enid Blyton Books. Click on Barney Mysteries.
April 18, 2016 - Nigel says: I used to post on the Yahoo Group as well. Many preferred it to a forum format, but it did tail off considerably. Some of us now post on the EBS forums - well, I have since 2005!
April 16, 2016 - Michael Bennett says: Hello, I've been reading the reviews/synopsis(s) of the books. I think I recognize some of the names on this site. Are you a former member of the Enid Blyton Yahoo group? I used to contribute from time to time and even wrote a chapter for a round robin attempt to write a new famous 5 novel. I have not looked at the yahoo groups in years and have wondered if the group still exists or perhaps has moved to something such as Facebook.
Fatty says: Sadly, the Yahoo! Blyton Group is all but defunct. It is still 'live' but receives virtually no posts. By far the most active place for Blyton enthusiasts is the Enid Blyton Society Forum. The Society is in bith Facebook and Twitter - see buttons on the left to access.
You are quite correct, Michael, in recognising a few names here from the Yahoo! Group.
April 4, 2016 - Millie says: I love all of your books and I like how they have been made into the films. My top three are the Famous Five to Mystery Series and the Adventure Series.
Fatty says: Sadly, Enid died in 1968. However, she lives on in her wonderful books.
March 24, 2016 - William says: Hi please help I have some original sketches that we believe were done for Enid Blyton The artist initials are E. V. A please help.
Fatty says: It doesn't ring a bell with us, William. Maybe someone else can help. It might be worth your while asking on the Enid Blyton Society message board.
March 23, 2016 - Anita says: Here's the Naughtiest Girl! was written by Enid Blyton in 1952. It was originally called Here's the Naughtiest Girl Again! and appeared in Sunny Stories and then Enid Blyton's Omnibus! That's why it only has five chapters, though the publishers are now calling it "book 4". If some versions have as many as 80 pages, maybe that's due to the size of print and illustrations - or maybe some extra material has been included.
Fatty says: Thanks as always, Anita, for shedding light in this.
March 17, 2016 - Martin says: Hello all. I am pre-reading the girls books for my step daughter as I never read them previously. Ref Naughtiest Girl book 4. It is only 51 pages and 5 chapters. Other sites mention 80 pages. Is this the correct length or am I missing pages/chapters? .
Buster says: Enid Blyton only wrote three Naughtiest Girl books, Martin. I believe the fourth book - Here's the Naughtiest Girl was written in 1997. As Enid died in 1968, she certainly didn't write it.
As for the length of the book, I have no idea.
Fatty says: Martin, you do not give the full title of the book, so it is hard to check. However, you can see a full list of editions and titles as well as other authors' sequels Here.
March 15, 2016 - Pete9012s says: Re: David Wood says: I am trying to find the Famous Five book that had Bryn Gwynant youth hostel in Snowdonia on the centre page. The book is the 1977 Annual 'Five Go On A Hike Together' pages 68and69. (There are copies available on ebay: ) Regards Pete
Buster says: Thanks for that, Pete.
March 12, 2016 - jammy says: Enid Blyton is a genius!!!
March 11, 2016 - Evie Hamada says: Hi David Wood, yes the only Famous Five book set in Wales is Five Get Into a Fix, that story is set in mountains like Snowdonia, there is no place of the specific name you said but it is similar. Yes, maybe you were thinking of a different author? .
March 7, 2016 - Shruti says: Ms. Sally Neary has penned the sequels to the Barney mysteries in a fantastic fashion. Hats off!! Looking forward to more of them.
March 7, 2016 - anuvi says: In thrid formers of St. Clare's it was told that Janet would be the head girl,but she was not made head girl.
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