- Literary »
Enid Blyton was born here
Enid Blyton, author of Noddy the Famous Five was born here.
Prolific childrens author Enid Blyton was born here above a shop on 11th August 1897.
Enid Blyton is probably the most successful British childrens author of the twentieth century. Over her 40 year career, she published over 600 books for young people, her best known being The Famous Five series, Secret Seven, Malory Towers and of course, Noddy. Her books have been translated into nearly 70 languages and have sold over 60 million copies worldwide.