One of the most prolific authors of all time, Enid Blyton (1897-1968) wrote between 600 and 700 books - so many that even she wasn't sure of the exact number! She wrote for children of different ages and in a range of genres - fantasy, school story, adventure, mystery.

Among her best known creations are the Famous Five series, which began with Five on a Treasure Island in 1942, the school series Malory Towers (from 1946) and Noddy (1949 onwards). By the 1950s she was writing so fast she could complete a novel in a week, as well as producing her own magazine. In 1974 she was the fourth most translated author in the world.

You can find out more about Enid's work on our Enid Blyton collection pages.

Explore our Enid Blyton exhibition online: Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feastes: A Digital Exhibtion