Enid Blyton

Literary Birthday – 11 August – Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton was born 11 August 1897, and died 28 November 1968.


  1. Oh, well, when I say never frighten a child, there’s always the odd one that needs a good scaring.
  2. The best way to treat obstacles is to use them as stepping-stones. Laugh at them, tread on them, and let them lead you to something better.
  3. Hatred is so much easier to win than love – and so much harder to get rid of.
  4. You’re trying to escape from your difficulties, and there never is any escape from difficulties, never. They have to be faced and fought.
  5. Writing for children is an art in itself, and a most interesting one.
  6. I have written, probably, more books for children than any other writer, from story-books to plays, and can claim to know more about interesting children than most

Enid Blyton was a British children’s writer. More than 600 million copies of her books have been sold. Her most famous series include Noddy, The Famous FiveThe Secret SevenMalory TowersSt. Clare’s, and The Magic Faraway Tree.

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 11th August 2013