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Enid Blyton's Passion of Writing

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Enid Blyton has written many books whether it be for young or older children. Her collection comprises of novels, stories, and non-fiction. She has even contributed in writing for magazines, especially in “Sunny Stories”, which is very much popular in younger generation.

According to an estimation, she has written around 800 books and it is also said that at one point she was easily be able to put 10,000 words a day for the purpose of writing.

Infact looking at such prolific output, many used to believe that some of the work that she used to do was ghostwritten. But, actually, she used a pseudonym Mary Pollock for few of her titles. Many books that appeared were mainly story books made up from re-cycled work.

She has written many books on various interesting topics such as, on na ture and Biblical themes. Her “The Land of Far-Beyond” is a Christian fable. She also produced retellings of “Old Testament” and “New Testament” stories.
She was very productive for writing short stories.

Her work as short stories used to be published in “Sunny Stories”, an Enid Blyton magazine, or other children’s papers. There were few others topics also in which she gave a touch, as when she was a little girl, she used to explore the forests and wrote of her dreams in a notebook.

Her titles “Five Run Away Together” and “The Secret Land” represent the freedom of children, their spending days away from home. In some of her books such as “Famous Five”, “Secret Seven” and the Adventure series, she used to represent ordinary children put into the extraordinary situations, having adventures, solving crimes.

Some were based on the boarding school stories, highlighting on the day-to-day life at school. She used to represent the social interaction of the various types of characters.

Examples include “Malory Towers”, the “St Clare’s series” and the “Naughtiest Girl”. She also used to represent the meetings of children with the fairies, goblins, elves, or other fantasy creatures through the books such as “Wishing- Chair” and “The Faraway Tree”.

By FW Editor


Tags: writer, stories, novels



Category: Celebrities  - ( Celebrities Archive)

Date Added: 20 April '10


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