"as simple as Enid Blyton"

 Enid Blyton (1897-1968) was an extremely prolific English children's writer famous for series such the Famous Five, Noddy, The Secret Seven and the boarding school books Malory Towers and St Clare's.

Blyton was a difficult person and a distant mother in real life, although she was sensitive to the wishes of her young readers. She wrote over 800 books during her career, and generations of school children have acquired a love of reading thanks to her simply written adventure stories. Many of her books have dated rather badly and appear sexist and racist by today's standards; recent editions have attempted to clean up these issues and update the language.

Visit the Enid Blyton fan site.