Enid Blyton | Remembering the creator of Noddy and the Famous Five
CHANNEL | The Light Programme
FIRST BROADCAST | 13 January 1963
DURATION | 7 minutes 44 seconds
Children's author Enid Blyton speaks to Marjorie Anderson about her own childhood, how she defied her family's expectations by becoming a writer and how she tries to 'get to the hearts of children' in all her stories.
Blyton's favourite character, George (Georgina) Kirrin, is one of the heroines of the 'Famous Five' series. The first 'Famous Five' book, 'Five on a Treasure Island', was published in 1942. Twenty-one stories featuring the courageous quintet were published in all, with a new book appearing every year until 1963, with the sole exception of 1959.
'My love of children is the whole foundation of all my work.'
What was the key to Enid Blyton's success as an author?
The children's writer talks about her career.
A portrait of Enid Blyton, by her friends and relatives.
Blyton: love her or loathe her?
Why do Blyton's books appeal so much to children?
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