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    Enid Blyton

    Enid Mary Blyton (11 August 1897 – 28 November 1968) was an English children's writer, whose books have been worldwide bestsellers since the 1930s, selling more than 600 million copies. Her books are still enormously popular and have been translated into ninety languages. As of June 2019, Blyton held 4th place for the most translated author. She wrote on a wide range of topics, including education, natural history, fantasy, mystery, and biblical narratives. She is best remembered today for her Noddy, Famous Five, Secret Seven, the Five Find-Outers, and Malory Towers books, although she also wrote many others including the St Clare's, The Naughtiest Girl and The Faraway Tree series.

    Her first book, Child Whispers, a 24-page collection of poems, was published in 1922. Following the commercial success of her early novels, such as Adventures of the Wishing-Chair (1937) and The Enchanted Wood (1939), Blyton went on to build a literary empire, sometimes producing fifty books a year, in addition to her prolific magazine and newspaper contributions. Her writing was unplanned and sprang largely from her unconscious mind: she typed her stories as events unfolded before her. The sheer volume of her work and the speed with which she produced it led to rumours that Blyton employed an army of ghost writers, a charge she vigorously denied.

    Blyton's work became increasingly controversial among literary critics, teachers, and parents beginning in the 1950s, due to the alleged unchallenging nature of her writing and her themes, particularly in the Noddy series. Some libraries and schools banned her works, and from the 1930s until the 1950s the BBC refused to broadcast her stories because of their perceived lack of literary merit. Her books have been criticised as elitist, sexist, racist, xenophobic, and at odds with the more progressive environment that was emerging in post-World War II Britain, but they have continued to be bestsellers since her death in 1968.

    She felt she had a responsibility to provide her readers with a strong moral framework, so she encouraged them to support worthy causes. In particular, through the clubs she set up or supported, she encouraged and organised them to raise funds for animal and paediatric charities.

    The story of Blyton's life was dramatised in Enid, a BBC television film featuring Helena Bonham Carter in the title role. It was first broadcast in the UK on BBC Four in 2009.

    The Famous Five(5): Five Go off in a Caravan

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    A caravan holiday for the Famous Five is bound to be an adventure! And when they stumble across a circus troupe, the gang are thrilled. But some of the circus...

    Secret Seven (5): Go Ahead Secret Seven

    Rs. 175.00

    George is in trouble and has to resign from the Secret Seven. Now it's up to Scamper, the spaniel, to protect the rest of the gang from danger as they...

    Secret Seven (3): Well Done Secret Seven

    Rs. 175.00

    The Secret Seven have built a new meeting place, and it's a tree house. But someone else has discovered their hideout, and he's on the run from a gang of...

    Secret Seven (4): Secret Seven on the Trail

    Rs. 175.00

    Is something mysterious happening at Tigger's Barn? Peter thinks it's a hoax. Then Jack overhears an extraordinary conversation which leads the Seven on a trail of adventure. About the Author...

    Secret seven (2): Secret Seven Adventure

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    When a priceless necklace is stolen from Milton Manor the seven are first off the mark to catch the thief. Why? Because Peter and Collin saw him make his escape!...

    The Enchanted Library: Stories of Fairy Fun

    Rs. 399.00

    A gorgeous picture book to delight all little readers, featuring pixies, elves, fairies and other magical friends. Collect the whole series for a year-round library of beautiful books.In this beautiful...

    The Enchanted Library: Stories for Cosy Days

    Rs. 399.00

    A gorgeous picture book to delight all little readers, featuring sparkling showers and chilly spells. Collect the whole series for a year-round library of beautiful books.Follow a little fawn as...

    The Enchanted Library: Stories of Starry Nights

    Rs. 399.00

    A gorgeous picture book to delight all little readers, with shooting stars and starry bedrooms. Collect the whole series for a year-round library of beautiful books.Paddy-Paws the rabbit and his...

    The Enchanted Library: Stories of Dreamy Adventures

    Rs. 399.00

    A gorgeous picture book to delight all little readers, featuring midnight parties and sleepy beach adventures. Collect the whole series for a year-round library of beautiful books.In this beautiful collection...

    The Enchanted Library: Stories of Animal Secrets

    Rs. 399.00

    A gorgeous picture book to delight all little readers, featuring blackbirds and honeybees with shining secrets. Collect the whole series for a year-round library of beautiful books.In this beautiful collection...

    A WISHING-CHAIR ADVENTURE

    Rs. 399.00

    A full-colour short story taken from the magical Wishing-Chair series. Perfect for new readers. Be whisked away! Molly and Peter are ever so lucky. They have a magical Wishing-Chair that...

    Enid Blyton's Holiday Stories

    Rs. 499.00

    A wonderful selection of short stories by one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton. Ideal for reading aloud, or for children from about 7 years old to read...

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