Enid Blyton

11th August marks Enid Blyton’s 120th birthday! To celebrate all the marvellous children’s stories she wrote we have put together a book list displaying the first book within different series she wrote. If you would like to continue to read one of these series then please have a look on our online catalogue.

The famous five: Five on a treasure island

Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timothy. Together they are THE FAMOUS FIVE – Enid Blyton’s most popular adventure series. ‘Julian, Dick and Anne are spending the holidays with their tomboy cousin George and her dog, Timothy. One day, George takes them to explore nearby Kirrin Island, with its rocky little coast and old ruined castle on the top. Over on the island, they make a thrilling discovery, which leads them deep into the dungeons of Kirrin Castle on a dangerous adventure. Who – and what – will they find there?

The secret seven

The Secret Seven are siblings Peter and Janet, and Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin and George. Together they are The Secret Seven – ready to solve any mystery, any time – in Enid Blyton’s classic series of 15 mystery novels. It’s their first adventure and the Secret Seven super-sleuths are already on the trail of a mystery!

First term at Malory towers

The first book in the series about Darrell Rivers and her friends, and their adventures during the first term at a girls’ boarding school.

The enchanted wood

The Enchanted Wood is the first magical story in the Faraway Tree series by the world’s best-loved children’s author, Enid Blyton. When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to a new home, an Enchanted Wood is on their doorstep. And when they discover the Faraway Tree, that is the beginning of many magical adventures! Join them and their friends Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover which new land is at the top of the Faraway Tree. Will it be the Land of Spells, the Land of Treats, or the Land of Do-As-You-Please?

The twins at St. Clare’s

The twins Pat and Isabel O’Sullivan are dreading going to St. Clare’s boarding school for girls. Determined not to enjoy themselves, they cause lots of trouble and many arguments. But they soon realise that this behaviour isn’t helping them.

The naughtiest girl in the school

Follow Elizabeth Allen in book one as she arrives for her first year at boarding school. Elizabeth is spoilt and selfish and has made up her mind to be the naughtiest pupil there’s ever been! But soon she finds out that being bad isn’t as simple as it seems … Between 1940 and 1952, Enid Blyton wrote four novels about Naughtiest Girl, Elizabeth Allen. This edition contains the original text.

The mystery of the burnt cottage

A fantastic children’s crime story from the world’s best-loved children’s author, Enid Blyton. Who could have set fire to Mr Hick’s Cottage? There are plenty of suspects: the cook, Mrs Minns, young Mr Peeks and even a tramp. But it’s the clues – a grey suspicious footprint and some grey cloth – that point the kids in the right direction. The Mystery series follows the adventures of ‘The Five Find Outers’ – Pip, Bets, Larry, Daisy and Fatty, as they solve the most unusual crime cases with the help of their dog Buster.

4 thoughts on “Enid Blyton”

  1. oh dear another list that when you click on links all you get is
    502 – Web server received an invalid response while acting as a gateway or proxy server…..


    1. Hi Denny, apologies for that. We are still trying to identify the technical hitch which causes this. I have replaced the links with alternatives for now that I have just tested and take you to the catalogue entry as planned. Apologies for the inconvenience, your feedback is gratefully received. Jeremy, Hampshire Libraries


  2. Defintely going to give up using these lists.
    502 – Web server received an invalid response while acting as a gateway or proxy server.
    There is a problem with the page you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed. When the Web server (while acting as a gateway or proxy) contacted the upstream content server, it received an invalid response from the content server.

    shame really but of no use if you can’t get to HCC catalogue from the links.


    1. Hi, We agree that the blogs are counter-productive if you can’t access the links. Should all have been corrected for now but we shall be checking the links periodically. Jeremy, Hampshire Libraries


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