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THE ONLY BIOGRAPHY THAT TELLS THE STORY OF ENID BLYTON'S EXTRAORDINARY PROFESSIONAL LIFE

IN A LIVELY, ENTERTAINING STYLE 

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Welcome to my website which is designed to promote my book: Enid Blyton - The Untold Story. Here you can find out what the book is all about, follow its progress from cover design to printing
, enter a competition to win a prize and pre-order a copy of the book. 

Clicking on any of the links at the top of this Home page will take you to other pages that give specific information about the subjects in this website. You may consult these pages independently or wait until you are prompted to do so.

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This new biography of Enid Blyton (1897 – 1968), a prolific and successful writer of children's storybooks, is about her extraordinary professional life. It brings to light facts that both researchers and critics were unaware of and shows she was much more than an ordinary writer of children's storybooks.

It also demystifies her curious writing method and offers for consideration three theories to account for the astonishing phenomenon. In the end it shows she was a genius who used her mind to the fullest extent.

It has nothing much to do with her private life which has already been treated at length by her official biographer, Barbara Stoney, in her remarkable book: Enid Blyton - The Biography. Barbara Stoney passed away March 6, 2009.

By clicking on this link: SUMMARY OF THE BOOK  you'll find a synopsis of what the book is all about. And if you want to know how the book came about click on ABOUT THE BOOK.   

Moreover, if you're fascinated by the Banner image at the top of the pages in this website and want to know where it came from, click on ABOUT THE BANNER. 

To get a flavour of the contents, click on OVERVIEWS. Here you'll find an overview, or the opening paragraph(s), of each of the ten chapters in Section One.

 You'll also find in this richly illustrated book many wonderful articles, either to be read alone or in conjunction with the text. Among these articles are:

  • A Brief History of The Teachers World - a newspaper that gave Enid the marvellous opportunity to showcase her stories, poems, plays, songs, nature lessons, history courses and hold down a column: From My Window, for over four years.
  • A Brief History of the Enid Blyton Magazine through which she mobilised hundreds of thousands of children into Fan Clubs up and down the country.
  • A Short History of Darrell Waters Ltd, the private company she established to help her manage her business affairs.
  • A Brief History of Enid Blyton’s Literary Estate, from her passing in 1968 to this date. 
  • A Brief History of The Enid Blyton Trust
  • A  History of the Sunny Stories Magazine
Other pages you can check out before you finish this session are ABOUT THE AUTHOR, where you'll find a photograph and a brief autobiographical sketch; PROGRESS OF THE BOOK, where you can see how it is progressing in the publication process; FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES and four of her delightful poems in the POETRY .

Finally, if you would like to pre-order a copy of the book while it's going through the publication process click here: Pre-Order and then click on the Buy Now button.

BREAKING NEWS 

Shirley Temple Black, whose brilliant on-screen childhood performances set me on course to take up studies in gifted and precocious children, died Monday, February 10, 2014 at her home in Woodside, California, aged 85. Please click this link: shirleytemple to read my tribute to this exceptionally gifted woman.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
(Latest at the top)

PUBLICATION PROCESS IN FULL SWING AFTER SOME SETBACKS

I'm pleased to announce that the publication process, which has been held up on two occasions, is now in full swing. For more information please click this link PROGRESS OF THE BOOK

The prize of a MSI laptop computer on offer in the competition has been won. Details, please click this link: Competition News 

The competition is, once again, suspended until the book is published.


Just published my first blog with the title: The Teaching of Morals in Children's Literature is as Old as the Hills! You can see the blog by clicking this link:  enidblytonbio.bolgspot.com

I hope you've enjoyed visiting this site and will introduce it to your relations, work colleagues and friends. Looking forward to your next visit. 

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Last updated 12/12/2017