Greatest Authors | Enid Blyton

Greatest Author | Enid Blyton

Celebrated English children’s writer, Enid Blyton is known for writing some of the world’s best-sellers.

Since her first book ‘Child Whispers’ was first published in 1922, her books continued to grow in popularity and are still loved today. Before her death in 1968, Blyton penned over 760 sixty books, selling more than 600 million copies worldwide. Blyton was also voted – ahead of Charles Dickens, Roald Dahl, Jane Austen and William Shakespeare – as Britain’s most beloved writer and in our new series of Greatest Authors, she is a very welcome addition.

Perhaps best known for Noddy, Famous Five and Secret Seven series, Blyton covered a wide range of topics including education, natural history, fantasy, mystery, and biblical narratives.

Enid Blyton had a keen interest in nature and would often go on countryside walks with her father, close to her family home in Beckenham, Kent. When she was just 23 years old she relocated to Chessington and began writing in earnest in her spare time. And here at World of Rare Books, we’re so glad she did.

Her tales of mystery and adventure, friendship and loyalty, courage and determination are still firm favourites of ours until this day. We confess, we haven’t read all of them – and if we tried, that would mean a book a day for the next 2 years, which is too much. Even for us.

Let us help you stock up your vintage Enid Blyton collection. We have 100’s of her titles in stock, including some unique and first editions and featuring some much-loved characters including Brer Rabbit, Noddy and Shadow the Sheep Dog – to name a few!