1942 – 1944
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.
Despite paper shortages caused by the Second World War, 23 of Enid’s books appear, including The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage, the first of the Mystery Stories.
Twenty-four Blyton books are published, including The Island of Adventure.