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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
  • 269 character books
  • 983 short story series books
  • 268 education books
  • 255 recreation books
  • 214 continuation books
  • 295 Enid Blyton contributions

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September 23, 2016 - The Count Paritolen says: Thanks Daisy and Fatty, I just asked my sister Tatiosa and I have to admit that both she AND her husband Hartius agree with you. But the plot line does seem to be rather silly all the same. How's Buster by the way, Fatty? .
Fatty says... Fatty says: Some of Enid's plots can be a bit silly at times, but we must remember the Find-Outers books were written for 9 year-olds! Buster is fine, thanks. Still snapping round the heels of the village bobby!
September 15, 2016 - The Count Paritolen says: Just read the Five Find Outers Mystery of Holly Lane again. Ahhhhgh! Seems a bit silly to me in places, as noted well in your review- but I also noticed- Marion is kind and caring to her granddad, but to stop her cousin Wilfrid from stealing his savings Marion hides them in the lounge curtain hems but doesn't tell her granddad therefore scaring him terribly that he's had them stolen! The lame reason later given why she did this was she was afraid if she told her granddad, Wilfrid would "worm it out of him" and get the money anyway! But surely she could have told him she'd hidden the money in a better place for him but not WHERE. Then there'd be no danger Wilfrid could "worm it out of him" and she would have achieved the kindly objective of stopping Wilfrid from stealing the money but without the unnecessary and unpleasant terrible fright she gave her granddad by not telling him she'd hidden it for him. Her grandad already knew Wilfrid was after it I think and he loved and trusted his granddaughter Marion, so it could easily be made out that the granddad would be happy with this and be grateful to her and so a much more sensible plot I think.
Daisy says... Daisy says: Maybe, but it may not have been such a good read though!!

Fatty says: Good points, Count. But as Daisy says, it wouldn't have been such a good read.
August 28, 2016 - Emilia May says: Read The Adventure series it's such an adventurous, one.
Fatty says... Fatty says: Is that an order?! ;-)
August 28, 2016 - Georgiegirl says: Someone on the Enid Blighton society forums suggested it might be 'Treacle Pudding Town' but I haven't yet managed to locate a copy. I am interested in 'The Chocolate Touch' (Thanks pete9012s) but the link didn't work for me. However I have found the book on Amazon and it may indeed be the story I remember, in which case I have been barking up the wrong tree. Thanks for putting me on the right track.
Fatty says... Fatty says: It was a bad link, I have now corrected it. Click here for Pete's link.
August 27, 2016 - Martin says: I seem to remember in the 70's that sites said her published works were over 600 million sold. But looking around, that figure doesn't seem to have been updated much and it's now 35+ years since then. Anyone have a more up to date figure. It wouldn't surprise me to be over a billion books sold.
August 14, 2016 - pete9012s says: Regarding the chocolate query,could it be this 1952 story by Patrick Skene Catling called The 'Chocolate Touch'? Regards, Pete.
Bets says... Bets says: It may well be, Pete!
August 9, 2016 - Geogiegirl says: Just found the answer to the boy who didn't write thank you letters. But I would still like to know the location of the story about everything being turned into chocolate. Thanks.
Fatty says... Fatty says: One of our experts might be able to help. I have no idea!
August 9, 2016 - Georgiegirl says: Does anyone know the source of a short story by EB about a boy who wished everything to be turned into chocolate? It was one of the short story collections which I read in the 1960s. I suspect it was a version of the King Midas story but would like to re-read it and my grandson is fascinated. Also the one about the children who wouldn't write their thank you letters that another poster was searching for. Any answers gratefully received.
August 9, 2016 - Georgiegirl says: Does anyone know the source of a short story by EB about a boy who wished everything to be turned into chocolate? It was one of the short story collections which I read in the 1960s. I suspect it was a version of the King Midas story but would like to re-read it and my grandson is fascinated. Also the one about the children who wouldn't write their thank you letters that another poster was searching for. Any answers gratefully received.
Buster says... Buster says: The story doesn't ring any bells for me, sadly. But there are many that Enid wrote in her lifetime. You may like to browse in the Cave of Books on this website. You may just find the story you are remembering in there. Enid Blyton Society
July 26, 2016 - Jane says: I have about 12 Enid Blyton books for sale do you know anyone who would be interested in buying them, I live in south Africa. I can send the titles etc. to you. Thanks Jane.
Buster says... Buster says: This site doesn't sell books, Jane, but you could put them on Ebay.
July 22, 2016 - Jack Musthofa says: Enid Blyton is my favorite children's author. Every weekend or holidays I and my family usually go to Malaysia, especially Kuching. I always buy Enid's books ,even I spend RM 200 only for buying Enid's books. Enid's books are always interesting and make people addicted. Love Enid Blyton forever!
July 17, 2016 - Elma says: Hello. Do you guys know any places I could pick up a boxset of Malory Towers with some older covers? I have the 2004 covers (Rachel haircuts! Lemonade bottles! ) except for In the Fifth which I couldn't find and had to get the new babyish cover for. I am only 13 so they don't need to be really expensive first editions because I probably can't afford them - just a bit nicer and older than the ones I mentioned. Thanks! : ).
Buster says... Buster says: Keep a look out on Ebay, Elma, or try Amazon for new books.
June 27, 2016 - Michael Edwards says: Err. Keith, I think you must have based your review of "The Mystery of the Secret Room" on a modern, updated, politically-correct version. You quote from the book: "Quite suddenly, without any warning, the thin-lipped man put his hands around Fatty's neck. Fatty gasped. The hands clenched him tightly, and almost choked him." But in fact, the man dealt Fatty a terrific blow on one ear, then on the other. I guess it's politically incorrect now to show real pain being delivered; but the effect in the original book is, I would submit, rather more chilling than the "updated" version. I've just read the book from an early Dragon Books edition which I believe is unedited, so this updated quotation really stood out for me. I wonder what other things have been changed, too.
Inspector Jenks says... Inspector Jenks says: Keith did indeed base his review on an updated version of the book, which was all he had available at the time. I'm not sure that one act of violence is less chilling than the other, though. Being boxed around the ears, or being half strangled? As a very high-up police officer, I strongly advise against such force and can assure the general public that any such brutality to children will be dealt with severely.

Mr Goon says: Gah! That toad of a boy deserved all he got. Always interfering with the law. Sucking up to to the Inspector all the time. A downright menace.
June 11, 2016 - Rain says: Are these books available in electronic or ebook format? Thanks.
Buster says... Buster says: Not that I'm aware of, but if anyone else knows?

Fatty says: Don't expect a dog to know! Yes they are, Rain. Check out Amazon/Kindle and there are titles available. Just check in the same way as you would for any other author.
June 4, 2016 - ouatEver says: I'm interested in acquiring the 5 books in the Secret Series. But I would like to know which edition contains the original text. The four editions I like (the cover art is important to me) are 1965, 1971, 1978, and 2002 which I prefer because it's the only edition in hardcover format. Where can I find that information because I'm overwhelmed by the amount of data and how prolific this author was. Thank you.
Fatty says... Fatty says: I would think you'd be safe with the 1965 edition, but can't be sure when updates/alterations were carried out on this series. You could ask on the Enid Blyton Society message board as they are the real experts!

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