Search the Collection

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.

List Thumbnail

x184250

Enid Blyton; Patricia Cree

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

x30418

Carlo Cura as Noddy; Enid Blyton

by Unknown photographer
bromide press print, 1955
NPG x30418

x184252

Enid Blyton; Janette Scott

by Paul Popper
bromide press print, 22 December 1954
NPG x184252

x184251

Enid Blyton

by Unknown photographer
bromide press print, 1955
NPG x184251