Enid Blyton | Remembering the creator of Noddy and the Famous Five
CHANNEL | Radio 4
FIRST BROADCAST | 19 August 1975
DURATION | 43 minutes 46 seconds
Blyton's daughters, her brother and some of her oldest friends share their memories of the writer's personal and professional life. A broad range of memories build up to create a nuanced picture of a complex and often contradictory woman.
Enid Blyton's second husband was Dr Kenneth Darrell Waters. His name was the inspiration for one of her most popular characters, Darrell Rivers, star of the 'Malory Towers' series.
'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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