Enid Blyton

1897 - 1968

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Enid Mary Blyton (11 August 1897 – 28 November 1968) was an English children's writer, whose books have been worldwide bestsellers since the 1930s, selling more than 600 million copies. Her books are still enormously popular and have been translated into ninety languages. As of June 2019, Blyton held 4th place for the most translated author. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Enid Blyton has received more than 4,638,579 page views. Her biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Enid Blyton is the 582nd most popular writer (down from 437th in 2019), the 420th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 339th in 2019) and the 47th most popular British Writer.

Enid Blyton is most famous for her series of children's books, including the Famous Five, Secret Seven, and Noddy.

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  • 4.6M

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  • 65.73

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  • 80

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.34

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.96

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

The Secret Seven
Five on a Treasure Island
Five run away together
Five Go Adventuring Again
Well done, Secret Seven
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The Enchanted Wood
A deluxe hardback edition of this classic and magical Blyton adventure - the perfect gift for every child! When Joe, Beth and Frannie climb up to the top of the Faraway Tree, they meet Silky, Moon-Face and the Saucepan Man. Their new friends show them an exciting secret - how to visit lots of strange and magical lands! And who could choose between the Land of Birthdays and the Land of Toys? Many thrilling and magical adventures lie ahead . . . The Enchanted Wood is the first book in Enid Blyton's classic Magic Faraway Tree series. And don't miss the equally beautiful gift edition of The Magic Faraway Tree! 'This should be on every child's bookshelf' - Junior Design Awards on The Magic Faraway Tree gift edition. Also look out for the Blyton Colour Reads series. Chock full of vibrant colour illustrations from Alex Paterson, these are the perfect way to introduce the Faraway Tree adventures to children aged five and up. Enid Blyton is arguably the most famous children's author of all time, thanks to series such as The Wishing-Chair, The Faraway Tree�, The Mysteries, The Famous Five and The Secret Seven. Enid takes her place alongside Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, and A. A. Milne as one of Britain's true heritage children's authors. 'Her books were terrific page-turners in the way no others were' - Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse.


Among writers, Enid Blyton ranks 582 out of 7,302Before her are James Baldwin, Ninon de l'Enclos, Władysław Reymont, Cassiodorus, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, and Osip Mandelstam. After her are Abai Qunanbaiuly, Samuel Butler, Allen Ginsberg, Su Shi, Wang Wei, and Vasubandhu.

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Among people born in 1897, Enid Blyton ranks 27Before her are Frank Capra, Kurt Schuschnigg, Pola Negri, Thích Quảng Đức, Odd Hassel, and Yun Posun. After her are Paul Delvaux, Kurt Daluege, Karl Gebhardt, Ivan Bagramyan, Otto Strasser, and Cyril Norman Hinshelwood. Among people deceased in 1968, Enid Blyton ranks 20Before her are George Gamow, Karl Barth, Salvatore Quasimodo, Georg von Küchler, Erwin Panofsky, and Henry Hallett Dale. After her are Carl Theodor Dreyer, Corneille Heymans, Jim Clark, Kees van Dongen, José Nasazzi, and Pitirim Sorokin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Enid Blyton ranks 420 out of 8,785Before her are Robert Plant (1948), Thomas Cook (1808), Anne Neville (1456), Bobby Moore (1941), Christopher Wren (1632), and William Godwin (1756). After her are Samuel Butler (1835), Tristan (535), Fred Hoyle (1915), John Everett Millais (1829), John Barry (1933), and Bartholomew Roberts (1682).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Enid Blyton ranks 47Before her are Anthony Burgess (1917), Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849), Harold Pinter (1930), Robert Burns (1759), George Eliot (1819), and A. A. Milne (1882). After her are Samuel Butler (1835), D. H. Lawrence (1885), John Donne (1572), J. M. Barrie (1860), Samuel Johnson (1709), and Daphne du Maurier (1907).