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Enid Blyton (1897-1968), Children's writer

Enid Mary Blyton

Sitter in 7 portraits
Blyton created Noddy, one of the most popular and enduring children's characters, in 1949. Educated at boarding school and trained as a governess, by 1921 Blyton's children's stories were appearing regularly in magazines and she was able to give up teaching. In a career spanning thirty-five years she wrote picture books and many children's novels, including the Malory Towers school series, and the Famous Five and Secret Seven adventures. She was said to have written between six and ten thousand words per day, working on a portable typewriter on her knee.

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Enid Blyton; Patricia Cree

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
vintage print, 21 December 1955
NPG x184250


Carlo Cura as Noddy; Enid Blyton

by Unknown photographer
matte bromide press print, 1955
NPG x30418


Enid Blyton; Janette Scott

by Paul Popper
vintage print, 22 December 1954
NPG x184252


Enid Blyton

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 1955
NPG x184251