Enid Blyton Society
The Enid Blyton Society is a UK based society dedicated to children’s author Enid Blyton.
In addition to being a source for information on the author, the society holds a large archive of original manuscripts, illustrations and letters, in addition to personal items, such as her passport, diaries and workbooks.
In 2011 the society was asked to authenticate a hitherto unknown manuscript, Mr Trumpy’s Caravan, discovered in 2011 among papers belonging to Blyton’s eldest daughter.
The society was formed in 1995 and launched its own website in 2002.
The society publishes a journal three times a year. It offers advice on collecting and a wide range of other topics written by enthusiasts and collectors. Barbara Stoney, the author of Enid Blyton: The Biography, is a regular contributor.
Enid Blyton Day
The society organises an Enid Blyton day every May in Reading, Berkshire. More than 100 people usually turn out for the event, which includes talks by noted speakers and displays of Blyton collectibles.
The society’s website takes a thorough look at the life and works of Blyton. Included here is a biography, an article on her inspiration for her works, a chronology and ideas for further reading.
There are also detailed accounts of all the books she wrote, arranged into separate categories for novels, character books, short stories, educational books, recreational books and more.
An active forum offers members the opportunity to discuss the hot topics of the day.
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