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Enid Blyton

Books to keep - The Faraway Tree series

Published September 12, 2012

Books to keep - The Faraway Tree series

[I’m one of the Kindle’s biggest fans, and will buy as much as I can in digital form. But there are a few books I can’t get rid of. This is the first in an infrequent and limited series featuring those physical books that mean enough to earn their place in the box that moves house with us.] I loved The Faraway Tree series as a kid. The idea of climbing a tree and finding a multitude of different lands at the top is so intriguing, and so limitless!

All about Noddy

Published November 20, 2009

All about Noddy

I watched the BBC dramatisation of Enid Blyton’s life yesterday, cleverly titled “Enid.” I thought it was a really good piece, and Helena Bonham Carter was fabulous - I adore the subtle aging process that I have only noticed now, watching back the trailer. I’ve seen and heard some comments from people concerned that the documentary has shattered their illusions of the books they read as a child. I can’t really see this, as all it does is show you that Enid Blyton was human.

Helena Bonham Carter on BBC Four

Published March 11, 2009

Helena Bonham Carter on BBC Four

Sweeney Todd star, Helena Bonham Carter, is making the transition from big screen to small to play children’s author Enig Blyton in a one-off drama about the popular writer. The show will also star Matthew Macfadyen and Denis Lawson. Blyton remains one of the most popular author’s for young children despite having been published for almost 80 years. From the adventures of the Famous Five and Secret Seven, to the fairytale lands of The Faraway Tree and Noddy, almost all children will have read or consumed something created by Enid Blyton.