Enid Blyton: The Biography

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Tempus, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 263 pages
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Enid Blyton is known throughout the world for her imaginative
children’s books and her enduring characters such as Noddy and
the Famous Five. She is one of the most borrowed authors from
British libraries and still holds a fascination for readers old and
young alike.
Yet until 1974, when Barbara Stoney first published her official
biography, little was known about this most private author,
even by members of her own family. The woman who emerged
from Barbara Stoney’s remarkable research was hardworking,
complex, often difficult and, in many ways, childlike.
Now this widely praised classic biography has been fully
updated for the twenty-first century and, with the addition of
new color illustrations and a comprehensive list of Enid Blyton’s
writings, documents the growing appeal of this extraordinary
woman throughout the world. The fascinating story of one of
the world’s most famous authors will intrigue and delight all
those with an interest in her timeless books.

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User Review  - Ellena - Goodreads

Just as I used to devour Blyton's books as a child I couldn't put Stoney's biography down. It was incredibly interesting to find out about the writer who has brought so much joy to readers around the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sherwood Smith - Goodreads

When I was nine years old, my babysitter brought me a Blyton in a stealthy play to keep me from leading my sibs into bratty behavior. Always book-starved, I glommed onto that book and fell straight ... Read full review

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Barbara Stoney is an author and biographer whose previous books include Sybil, Dame of Sark and Henry Ford, the Motor Man.

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