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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 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.

1944

Twenty-four Blyton books are published, including The Island of Adventure.