timeline 1940 – 1941

1926 – 1927 1940 The Naughtiest Girl in the School is published. 1941 Eight Blyton books are released, including The Adventurous Four, and The Twins at St Clare’s. A year later, 22 books are...

timeline 1935 – 1938

1935 – 1938 1935 On 27 October, Enid gives birth to Imogen Mary, her second child. 1937 The Adventures of the Wishing Chair is published. Like many of Enid’s stories, it first appeared in Sunny Stories. 1938...

timeline 1929 – 1933

1929 – 1933 1929 Family moves to Old Thatch in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire. 1931 Enid’s first daughter, Gillian Mary, is born on 15 July. 1933 Enid is a bestseller! Letters from Bobs, ‘written’ by her dog Bobs, sells 10,000 copies in its first...

timeline 1926 – 1927

1926 – 1927 1926 Enid and Hugh move to Elfin Cottage, a house in Shortlands Road, Beckenham. She purchases ‘Bobs’ a black and white smooth-haired fox terrier. Sunny Stories for Little Folks, edited and written by Enid Blyton, is published. 1927 Purchases her...

timeline 1924 -1925

1924 – 1925 1924 Enid writes a book for Hugh, they fall in love and marry on 28 August. They move to Chelsea, London. Did you know? Enid was so prolific that some people thought she couldn’t possibly have written all the books herself. In 1955, she had to take...

timeline 1920 – 1923

1920 – 1923 1920 Moves to Southernhay, Surbiton, to work as a nursery governess. 1922 Enid’s first book Child Whispers is published. Enid also contributes to Teachers’ World. 1923 Meets Major Hugh Pollock, an editor at her publishers. Earns more than £300 from...