Enid Blyton was born on 11th August, 1897. Here are some eye-popping facts for you on her birthday:

* Enid Blyton is believed to have written around 700 books.

* According to UNESCO, Enid Blyton is the most translated children’s author in the world.

* She is also the fourth most translated author in the world (just after Shakespeare).

* She was an astute businesswoman and a progressive, Froebel-trained teacher.

* She’s also one of the bestselling fiction authors of all time, with well over *500 million* books sold!

Find out more about Enid on her biography page.


How to Blyton up your 11th August:

Visit a RHS garden – they are putting on themed picnic & tea parties today and celebrating Enid in style until September.

Drink some ginger beer and eat a thick slab of homemade cake!

Dig out your Enid Blyton book collection and spend the day losing yourself in adventure.

Get outside and have an adventure of your own: we recommend this list of outdoor things to do.

Happy birthday, Enid! Thank you for the magic and adventure you’ve given to generations.