timeline 1967 – 1968

1967 – 1968 1967 On 15 September, Enid writes in her diary: ‘My darling Kenneth died. I loved him so much. I feel lost and unhappy.’ 1968 Enid dies peacefully in her sleep in a nursing home in Hampstead, London on 28...

timeline 1963 -1965

1963 – 1965 1963 The last book for each of The Famous Five and The Secret Seven series are published. 1964 The last book for each of The Famous Five and The Secret Seven series are published. 1965 The last full-length Blyton books are published – The Man Who...

timeline 1956 – 1962

1956 – 1962 1956 Enid’s makes her first appearance in TV Comic with Noddy and Bom. She buys Manor Farm at Stourton Caundle. 1957 The film of Five On a Treasure Island is serialised. Sadly, Enid’s health begins to decline. 1962 Armada Books launch a paperback...

timeline 1952 – 1953

1952 – 1953 Did you know? ‘Green Hedges’ was the name selected by Enid from a competition she held to name her new house.. 1952 Enid has 44 titles published, and forms the Famous Five Club. The Story of My Life, Enid’s autobiography for children, is released....

timeline 1946 – 1950

1946 – 1950 1946 First Term at Malory Towers is published. 1949 Another busy Blyton year, with 32 books out, including the first of the Barney Mysteries. Noddy appears in the Sunday Graphic, and in November Noddy Goes to Toyland is published. The first of The...

timeline 1942 – 1944

1942 – 1944 1942 Five On a Treasure Island, the first book about the Famous Five, is published, illustrated by Eileen Soper. Enid’s marriage to Hugh ends in divorce, and the following October, she marries Kenneth Darrell Waters. 1943 Despite paper shortages...