Enid Blyton | Remembering the creator of Noddy and the Famous Five

Home for the Day | Enid Blyton

'My love of children is the whole foundation of all my work.'

CHANNEL | The Light Programme

FIRST BROADCAST | 13 January 1963

DURATION | 7 minutes 44 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1963

Synopsis

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.

Did you know?

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.

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