Enid Blyton is one of the best-loved children's authors with over 700 titles published and 500 million copies sold worldwide. She is perhaps best know for The Famous Five. Aged 27, Enid married Hugh Pollock and moved to London. They had two children, and soon afterwards Enid wrote her first novel, The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair. Enid divorced Hugh after almost 20 years of marriage, and married Kenneth Waters in 1943. Throughout the 40s and 50s, Enid wrote books at a colossal pace: adventure stories, mysteries, magical stories, farming stories, stories for younger children, and best-selling series like The Magic Faraway Tree, which has thrilled children everywhere with Joe, Beth and Frannie's magical adventures. Enid died in 1968. Her stories remain timeless classics, adored throughout the world.
Blyton was a genius among children's writers * Telegraph *