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First ever Enid Blyton exhibition revealed

First ever major exhibition about children's author Enid Blyton to open at the National Centre for Children's Books, in Newcastle.
Some people have criticised the books for being outdated, and many have been changed for reprints. According to Seven Stories chief executive Kate Edwards, though, Blyton's work "should be viewed in the context of its time".
Enid Blyton exhibition at Seven Stories
The first ever major exhibition about Famous Five author, Enid Blyton, is to open at the National Centre for Children's Books. It includes scripts from some of her classics, like Malory Towers, which have never been on display before.
Artefacts from the Enid Blyton exhibition at Seven Stories
There were no iPads or computers in the 1920s - Enid Blyton had to use a type writer and hand-correct the scripts - like this one from the Malory Towers series.
Enid Blyton exhibition at Seven Stories
This novel, called Mr Tumpy's Caravan, was never even published. It will be on show in the exhibition.
Mr Tumpy's Caravan typescript
Although Enid Blyton passed away 45 years ago she still remains one of Britain's most popular authors. Her books have sold more than 500 million copies around the world!
Enid Blyton in 1949
Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts runs at the Seven Stories until spring 2014.
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Some of Enid Blyton's most popular creations include Noddy, the Secret Seven, the Famous Five and Malory Towers. She wrote more than 700 books!
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