How Many Books Has Enid Blyton Written?


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Lucy Burroughs Profile
Lucy Burroughs answered
Enid Blyton wrote an estimated eight hundred books over the course of her forty year career. She wrote various series, rather than stand-alone novels, with these being the most popular or well-known:

The Noddy Books
Aimed at young children, the Noddy series is set in Toyland, and details the adventures of a little wooden toy named Noddy. The exact number of Noddy books is hard to count, as there have been several different formats and spin-offs. The lowest count is twenty-four.

Adventures and Detective Stories: The Famous Five and The Secret Seven
Both the Famous Five and Secret Seven series focus on a group of children (after whom the series are named) who make it their business to solve local mysteries and go on adventures. Blyton also wrote several other series in the same vein, including the Five Find-Outers series. There are fifteen books in the Secret Seven series, and twenty-one in the Famous Five collection.

Boarding School Stories: Malory Towers, St. Clare's and The Naughtiest Girl
With plots based around the day-to-day life at boarding school, these books tend to focus on midnight feasts, friendship groups, practical jokes and sneaking around the school at night. There are six books in the Malory Towers and St. Clare's series, and four in The Naughtiest Girl.

About Enid Blyton
Enid Blyton was a prolific children's author from Britain, writing between 1922 and 1968. Due to changing attitudes in society, some of her work is now seen as being politically-incorrect, sexist, or racist, but her stories still enjoy popularity among children. Enid Blyton also wrote under the pen-name Mary Pollock.

For a complete list of Enid Blyton's work, see the list on The Enid Blyton Society website.
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Enid Blyton is estimated to have written over 800 books over roughly 40 years.

Her most popular works include:

The Adventure Series
The Barney Mystery series
The Circus series
The Famous Five series
The Magic Faraway Tree series
The Malory Towers series
The Mary Mouse series
The Mystery series
The Naughtiest Girl series
The Noddy books
The Secret Seven series
The St. Clare's series
The Wishing-Chair series

Enid Blyton also wrote hundreds of other books for children, and also wrote for magazines. She is said to have regularly produced 10,000 words a day.

Enid's books have sold more than 400 million copies, and have been translated into more than 90 different language. Today, her books still continue to sell more than 8 million copies worldwide and she is still voted a children's favourite.

One of Enid's early works, 'Letters from Bobs', sold more than 10,000 in just one week.
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Over 800 in roughly 40 yrs
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800 over roughly 40 yrs
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