Enid Blyton | Remembering the creator of Noddy and the Famous Five
CHANNEL | Radio 4
FIRST BROADCAST | 27 November 2008
DURATION | 27 minutes 35 seconds
Former children's laureate Anne Fine examines the enduring legacy of Enid Blyton. She remembers some of Blyton's most famous stories and speaks to critics, fans and those who knew the author to find out what it is about her work that still provokes such strong feelings. This programme contains a discussion of racist terminology.
Anne Fine was the second children's laureate, holding the position from 2001 until 2003 and succeeding Quentin Blake. She has also won a variety of awards for her children's books, including the Carnegie Medal in 1989 and 1992 and the Whitbread Children's Book Award in 1993 and 1996.
'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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