Children in the UK and most parts of the British Commonwealth growing up anywhere between the 1940′s and today will be aware of Enid Blyton, who was the J.K. Rowling of OUR day.
Enid was a prolific writer, publishing over 800 children’s books during her 40 years writing career.
Many of her books were in series, the best known being Noddy, The Secret Seven, The Famous Five, The Adventure Series, The Wishing Chair and The Faraway Tree.
To read a book by Enid Blyton the reader becomes totally absorbed in the adventure that the characters are having, and this is what I found when I used to read her Famous Five series. I loved to explore ruined castles on deserted islands, to go off on camping holidays, and to get involved in all kinds of mysteries.
I only found out several years ago that Enid used to visit the area of Dorset on the South Coast of England where I grew up, and it was places here that provided the setting for locations in a number of her books.
I just completed my lens about Enid Blyton, which I hope is worthy of a Purple Star award if not Lens Of The Day, and I invite you to come and learn more about this fascinating author of children’s books.