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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.
258 character books
947 short story series books
267 education books
215 recreation books
187 continuation books
284 Enid Blyton contributions
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March 26, 2015 - Evie M says: Don't worry, Paul, I have EXACTLY the same problem! : -D.
March 26, 2015 - Paul says: I seem to have upset Buster, for which I apologise. I have poor impulse control. I just bang my thoughts out on the typewriter, as they used to say in the old days.
Buster says: Maybe you'll have to think then, Paul, before you bang away on your typewriter!! If it isn't worth saying, then don't say it!
March 26, 2015 - Nigel says: The trouble is, no-one can portray the books as they were written. Plots are altered by script writers and often the end product bares little resemblance to the original book. Take the 70's TV adaptation of 'Five Run Away Together', it bore hardly any resemblance to the book.
March 25, 2015 - Cliff Castle says: Probably the best one off story by Enid is The Boy Next Door,this would rate as one of her best and would make a good TV film, better then some of these boring period dramas or soaps. Amelia Jane and The Wishing Chair would be good as well.
March 25, 2015 - Evie M says: Yes I agree Fatty they often ruin good books in films. Have you seen Five Get Into a Fix, Aily was supposed to be like five and she's the same height as Julian (who, suffice to say, was about thirteen or fourteen) How does that work!? But Find Outers, Barney Mysteries and Adventure would make good films if they actually did it RIGHT (which I highly doubt they would! ) Thank you for your reply Brian I'm glad it's going fine and I hope it gets published soon- can't say I'm really into non fiction books about Enid Blyton but that's my opinion I'm sure it's really good. And Buster, I found Paul's question quite funny (smiley face).
March 25, 2015 - Erin O'Hara says: Malory Towers is awesome is it real? .
Buster says: No it is a ficticious school.
March 25, 2015 - Nigel says: Brian Blessed played a good part in ITV's Castle of Adventure, a good few years back. There is also a cartoon version of The Enchanted Wood which some dislike, but I rather enjoy. I would love to see a serial - such as the BBC used to do on Sunday tea-times - of a Find-Outers' story, set in true period. However, I must generally agree with Fatty - even the 1955 CFF adaptation of Five on a Treasure Island leaves me stone cold.
March 25, 2015 - Brendan Joseph Fitzpatrick says: Really annoyed that Blyton books have not being dramatised for film and tv as much as they should have been,ok when you read a book you have images imprinted in your mind and they will never change but it is good to see how others perceive them,i would love to see Magic Faraway Tree on a high budget film,plus The Rubadub Mystery,Secret books too plus of course the Five Find Outers,i could see Dawn French playing one of the Blyton famous cooks,as for Mr Goon,how about Johnny Vegas or Brian Blessed? He was good in The Castle of Adventure 1990s tv series.
Fatty says: I am usually disappointed in tv/film adaptations.
March 24, 2015 - Brian Carter says: Hi Evie M Thanks for the interest shown in my book. It's going fine. The day when it will be published is drawing nearer and nearer. On the other hand I find the discussion about the Find Outers interesting. I'm following it all the way.
March 24, 2015 - Evie M says: Err. I see we are discussing brands of tea now???? I drink PG tips!
Buster says: I'm sure we can all find something more interesting to discuss than tea! Blyton for instance springs to mind!
I merely accepted Paul's silly question about tea, to show some of the ridiculous messages we get sometimes! Grrrrr!
March 23, 2015 - Tinky says: Just to really help detract, I love earl grey AND English breakfast.
March 23, 2015 - Evie M says: Yeah, Pete, can't wait to see what website Tom thinks is better than this one! And you have to wonder, if he only ever visits the site to criticize it, why does he care how good it looks???? .
March 23, 2015 - Shanaya says: Hmph! No answer! Great! : (.
Daisy says: Fatty and Bets are probably too busy drinking tea to answer! (hehe)
March 23, 2015 - Pete says: Any word from Tom and the superior websites? I'll have a cuppa (tea bag) whilst I patiently wait.
Fatty says: Would that be English Breakfast, Assam or Earl Grey, Pete?
March 22, 2015 - Paul says: Which kind of tea did Enid prefer - leaf or tea bag? .
Buster says: What a silly question! Does it matter?