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Enid Blyton

(Enid Mary Blyton Pollock Darrell Waters)
UK (1897 - 1968)

aka Mary Pollock

Enid Blyton was British writer for childrens books born on 11th August 1897. Enids love for writing had surfaced from the beginning of her childhood. Although her mother never approved of her writing and thought it was a mere waste of time her father encouraged his daughter to take part in all such activities. Enid gained confidence and started sending her work to different magazine. Finally her efforts paid off and her poem named Have you? was published for the first time in Nashs magazine.

Enid was a very bright child who excelled in studies, was a talented pianist and had remarkable writing skills. She attended St. Christophers School in Beckenham where she was the head girl. Later she became a trained teacher and taught at Bickly Subiton and Chessington. During this time she never gave up writing. She hoped to become a published author one day. Her dreamed was fulfilled when her first book Child Whispers was published in 1922. It was a compilation of childrens poems. Two years later she got married to Hugh Alexander Pollock who was a book editor at the firm that had published two of her works.

In her mid thirties Enid went through some crisis in her life which included the death of her father. This troubled her emotionally and she began to show signs of instability. She started post marital affairs and in 1941 divorced her husband to marry Kenneth Fraser, a man she had met while she was still with her first husband. However she remained in her second marriage for the rest of her life.

Genres: Children's Fiction







Secret Seven
1. The Secret Seven (1948)
     aka The Secret Seven and the Mystery of the Empty House
2. Secret Seven Adventure (1950)
     aka The Secret Seven and the Circus Adventure
3. Well Done Secret Seven (1951)
     aka The Secret Seven and the Tree House Adventure
4. Secret Seven On the Trail (1952)
     aka The Secret Seven and the Railroad Mystery
5. Go Ahead Secret Seven (1953)
     aka The Secret Seven Get Their Man
6. Good Work Secret Seven (1954)
     aka The Secret Seven and the Case of the Stolen Car
7. Secret Seven Win Through (1955)
     aka The Secret Seven and the Hidden Cave Adventure
8. Three Cheers Secret Seven (1956)
     aka The Secret Seven and the Grim Secret
9. Secret Seven Mystery (1957)
     aka The Secret Seven and the Missing Girl Mystery
10. Puzzle for the Secret Seven (1958)
     aka The Secret Seven and the Case of the Music Lover
11. Secret Seven Fireworks (1959)
     aka The Secret Seven and the Bonfire Adventure
12. Good Old Secret Seven (1960)
     aka The Secret Seven and the Old Fort Adventure
13. Shock for the Secret Seven (1961)
     aka The Secret Seven and the Case of the Dog Lover
14. Look Out Secret Seven (1962)
     aka The Secret Seven and the Case of the Missing Medals
15. Fun for the Secret Seven (1963)
     aka The Secret Seven and the Case of the Old Horse
The Secret Seven Short Story Collection (1997)
Secret Seven Collection (omnibus) (2004)





Noddy and Friends
Mr Plod (2008)
Gobbo (2008)
Martha Monkey (2008)
The Children of Cherry Tree Farm (1940)
The Children of Kidillin (1940) (as by Mary Pollock)
Three Boys and a Circus (1940) (as by Mary Pollock)
The Treasure Hunters (1940) (as by Mary Pollock)
The Land of Far-Beyond (1942)
Shadow the Sheep Dog (1942)
The Adventures of Scamp (1943) (as by Mary Pollock)
Smuggler Ben (1943) (as by Mary Pollock)
At Appletree Farm (1944)
The Boy Next Door (1944)
The Brown Family (1945)
The Family at Red Roofs (1945)
Hollow Tree House (1945)
The Little White Duck (1946)
The Put-Em-Rights (1946)
The Three Golliwogs (1946)
The House at the Corner (1947)
The Secret of Cliff Castle (1947) (as by Mary Pollock)
The Smith Family (1947)
The Boy With the Loaves and the Fishes (1948)
The Little Girl at Capernaum (1948)
They Ran Away Together (1948)
Those Dreadful Children (1949)
What an Adventure (1950)
The Six Bad Boys (1951)
The Queer Adventure (1952)
The Very Big Secret (1952)
Enid Blyton's Christmas Story (1953)
Snowball the Pony (1953)
Visitors in the Night (1953)
The Adventure of the Secret Necklace (1954)
The Children at Green Meadows (1954)
The Golliwog Grumbled (1954)
Bible Stories from the New Testament (1955)
Holiday House (1955)
The Troublesome Three (1955)
The Adventure of the Strange Ruby (1960)
The Boy Who Wanted a Dog (1963)
The Boy Who Came Back (1965)
The Man Who Stopped to Help (1965)
Hello Mr. Twiddle (1968)
Well, Really, Mr. Twiddle! (1968)
Don't Be Silly, Mr. Twiddle! (1971)
Mr. Pink-Whistle's Party (1971)
The Dog with the Long Tail (1975)
The Bonfire Folk (1984)
The Night The Toys Had A Party (1991)
The Land of Blue Mountains (1993)


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