History Creator / EnidBlyton

24th Aug '16 6:50:21 PM LadyNorbert
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* ''Literature/TheFamousFive'' (21 books). Four children and a dog, who regularly stumble across mysterious happenings.

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* ''Literature/TheFamousFive'' (21 books). Four children and a dog, who dog regularly stumble across mysterious happenings.



* ''Literature/TheMysterySeries'' (6 books). Four children and a monkey on a quest to find one of the children's missing father, solving mysteries as they go.
* ''[[Literature/FiveFindOuters Five Find-Outers]]'' (15 books). Five children and a dog, who solve a mystery every summer holiday,
* ''Literature/TheSecretSeven'' (15 books). Seven children and a dog in a detective club, who solve mysteries during term-time.
* ''Literature/MaloryTowers'' (6 books). One girl's progress through a [[Main/{{BoardingSchool}} Boarding School]]
* ''Literature/StClares St'' (6 books). Two twins' progress through a [[Main/{{BoardingSchool}} Boarding School]]

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* ''Literature/TheMysterySeries'' (6 books). Four children and a monkey go on a quest to find one of the children's missing father, solving mysteries as they go.
* ''[[Literature/FiveFindOuters Five Find-Outers]]'' (15 books). Five children and a dog, who dog solve a mystery every summer holiday,
* ''Literature/TheSecretSeven'' (15 books). Seven children and a dog in form a detective club, who club and solve mysteries during term-time.
* ''Literature/MaloryTowers'' (6 books). One girl's progress girl progresses through a [[Main/{{BoardingSchool}} Boarding School]]
BoardingSchool.
* ''Literature/StClares St'' (6 books). Two twins' A pair of twins progress through a [[Main/{{BoardingSchool}} Boarding School]]BoardingSchool.



* ''Literature/TheFarawayTree'' (4 books). Three children find a magical tree which has a [[Main/{{MagicalLand}} Magical Land]] at the top, but the land it connects to changes every week.

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* ''Literature/TheFarawayTree'' (4 books). Three children find a magical tree which has a [[Main/{{MagicalLand}} Magical Land]] different MagicalLand at the top, but the land it connects to changes its top every week.



* ''Literature/TheCircusSeries'' (3 books). The adventures of a young boy and his family who join a circus.
* Now out of print, ''The Three Golliwogs'' a book full of a trio of gollywog dolls. A publishing nightmare in terms of modern race relations. Not only are the dolls based on a racial stereotype visually, but the text uses names that have since become bound to racism. An excerpt:

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* ''Literature/TheCircusSeries'' (3 books). The adventures of a A young boy and his family who join a circus.
circus and have adventures.
* Now out of print, ''The Three Golliwogs'' is a book full of about a trio of gollywog golliwog dolls. A It's out of print due to being a publishing nightmare in terms of modern race relations. Not only are the dolls based on a racial stereotype visually, but the text uses names that have since become bound to racism. An excerpt:



Many of her works have been televised or filmed. ''The Famous Five'' is the one most commonly referenced, while ''Noddy'' is popular worldwide for it's numerous {{Animated Adaptation}}s. Blyton also wrote hundreds of stand-alone novels. Her books still sell around eight million copies a year. The Famous Five books alone sell more than two million copies a year according to TheOtherWiki.

In 2009, BBC aired a television exclusive documentary ''Film/{{Enid}}'' which stars Helena Bonham Carter as the author. The film goes into detail about her relationship with her family (Mainly her daughters) and her career as a children's book author.

There are two fansites at http://enidblyton.net and http://www.enidblytonsociety.co.uk/ .

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Many of her works have been televised or filmed. ''The Famous Five'' is the one most commonly referenced, while ''Noddy'' is popular worldwide for it's its numerous {{Animated Adaptation}}s. Blyton also wrote hundreds of stand-alone novels. Her books still sell around eight million copies a year. The Famous Five books alone sell more than two million copies a year year, according to TheOtherWiki.

In 2009, BBC aired a television exclusive documentary ''Film/{{Enid}}'' which stars Helena Bonham Carter as the author. The film goes into detail about her relationship with her family (Mainly (mainly her daughters) and her career as a children's book author.

There are two fansites at http://enidblyton.fansites, [[http://enidblyton.net Enid Blyton.net]] and http://www.[[http://www.enidblytonsociety.co.uk/ .
uk the Enid Blyton Society]].



* AntiGravity: The villains of ''The Mountain of Adventure'' are trying to build antigravity wings as a weapon.

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* AntiGravity: The villains of ''The Mountain of Adventure'' are trying to build antigravity anti-gravity wings as a weapon.



* BoundAndGagged: Happens many times to the [[KidDetective Kid Detectives]].
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Since TheEighties a lot of her books have been edited for modern consumption -- ''The Faraway Tree''s Dame Slap was turned into Dame Snap etc. The most recent was a "modernization" of the Famous Five done by Hodder in 2010 that changed the slang (e.g. swotter to bookworm) and tried to bring in more gender equality.

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* BoundAndGagged: Happens many times to the [[KidDetective Kid Detectives]].
assorted {{Kid Detective}}s.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Since TheEighties a lot of her books have been edited for modern consumption -- ''The Faraway Tree''s Dame Slap was turned into Dame Snap etc. The most recent was a "modernization" of the Famous Five done by Hodder in 2010 that 2010, which changed the slang (e.g. swotter to bookworm) and tried to bring in more gender equality.



* DocuDrama: BBC aired a special short documentary movie called "Enid" which shows her life as an author and her relationship with her family members most notable her two daughters.
* DuringTheWar: Due to the period in which she was writing, this crops up quite a lot. Rationing due to UsefulNotes/WorldWarII leading to national hunger - well, not exactly hunger, but definitely a longing to be able to just pig out sometimes - also goes a long way towards explaining the FoodPorn in her books.

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* DocuDrama: BBC aired a special short documentary movie called "Enid" which shows her life as an author and her relationship with her family members most notable members, particularly her two daughters.
* DuringTheWar: Due to the period in which she was writing, this crops up quite a lot. Rationing due to UsefulNotes/WorldWarII leading to national hunger - well, not exactly hunger, but definitely a longing to be able to just pig out sometimes - also goes a long way towards toward explaining the FoodPorn in her books.



* EvilCripple: Subverted in ''Five Go to Smuggler's Top'', [[spoiler:the villain's henchman Block feigns deafness to avoid suspicion and eavesdrop on the secrets of the Lenoir family.]]

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* EvilCripple: Subverted in ''Five Go to Smuggler's Top'', when [[spoiler:the villain's henchman Block feigns deafness to avoid suspicion and eavesdrop on the secrets of the Lenoir family.]]



** Picnics of freshly baked bread spread with new butter, with crisp radishes, lettuce and tomatoes and slice after slice of ham. This will be followed by generous slices of the fruit cake the farmer's wife gave them for being so polite and perhaps an apple or two (note that apples are always ''munched''; there is no other way in which an apple can be eaten)

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** Picnics of freshly baked bread spread with new butter, with crisp radishes, lettuce and tomatoes tomatoes, and slice after slice of ham. This will be followed by generous slices of the fruit cake the farmer's wife gave them for being so polite and perhaps an apple or two (note two. Note that apples are always ''munched''; there is no other way in which an apple can be eaten)eaten.



* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: a different pattern for each series:

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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: a A different pattern for each series:



* {{Portmanteau}} / {{Neologism}}: "Delumptious" and "scrumplicious", being the two portmanteaux of "delicious" and "scrumptious". They became famous enough to somewhat enter the language, and are quoted by Zach in ''Literature/GoodnightMisterTom'' for example.
* UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}: Turn up in various guises in Blyton's books. Usually heavily romanticised.

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* {{Portmanteau}} / {{Neologism}}: "Delumptious" and "scrumplicious", being the two portmanteaux of "delicious" and "scrumptious". They became famous enough to somewhat enter the language, and are quoted by Zach in ''Literature/GoodnightMisterTom'' ''Literature/GoodnightMisterTom,'' for example.
* UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}: Turn up in various guises in Blyton's books. Usually books, usually heavily romanticised.



* TheCatCameBack: In "The Three Golliwogs", the golliwogs take advantage of the fact that they look identical to do this to one of their antagonists.

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* TheCatCameBack: In "The ''The Three Golliwogs", Golliwogs'', the golliwogs take advantage of the fact that they look identical to do this to one of their antagonists.
19th Jun '16 1:43:57 PM CrypticMirror
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In 2009, BBC aired a television exclusive documentary Film/{{Enid}} which stars Helena Bonham Carter as the author. The film goes into detail about her relationship with her family (Mainly her daughters) and her career as a children's book author.

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In 2009, BBC aired a television exclusive documentary Film/{{Enid}} ''Film/{{Enid}}'' which stars Helena Bonham Carter as the author. The film goes into detail about her relationship with her family (Mainly her daughters) and her career as a children's book author.
17th Jun '16 10:59:27 PM brb1006
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In 2009, BBC aired a television exclusive documentary Film/{{Enid}} which stars Helena Bonham Carter as the author. The film goes into detail about her relationship with her family (Mainly her daughters) and her career as a children's book author.
17th Jun '16 3:56:52 PM Doug86
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* DuringTheWar: Due to the period in which she was writing, this crops up quite a lot. Rationing due to WorldWarTwo leading to national hunger - well, not exactly hunger, but definitely a longing to be able to just pig out sometimes - also goes a long way towards explaining the FoodPorn in her books.

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* DuringTheWar: Due to the period in which she was writing, this crops up quite a lot. Rationing due to WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII leading to national hunger - well, not exactly hunger, but definitely a longing to be able to just pig out sometimes - also goes a long way towards explaining the FoodPorn in her books.



* ThoseWackyNazis: Are implied to be the hostile foreign power in ''The Adventurous Four'', although they are only ever referred to on page as "the enemy". At [[WorldWarII the time it was published]], it would have been obvious to the readers who they were. The audiobook edition released in the 1990s made it clear that the story was set during WorldWarII and "the enemy" were Nazis, including giving them German accents.

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* ThoseWackyNazis: Are implied to be the hostile foreign power in ''The Adventurous Four'', although they are only ever referred to on page as "the enemy". At [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the time it was published]], it would have been obvious to the readers who they were. The audiobook edition released in the 1990s made it clear that the story was set during WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and "the enemy" were Nazis, including giving them German accents.
13th May '16 12:09:52 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* AdultsAreUseless - partly justified since the adults tend, for the most part, to react the way regular adults would. Often it's not so much a case of 'AdultsAreUseless' as 'Adults aren't as suspicious as they should be and don't trust their children'. Uncle Quentin is a particularly good example in that his major failing is that ''he is just like George'' - as hot headed as a blowtorch!

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* AdultsAreUseless - AdultsAreUseless: partly justified since the adults tend, for the most part, to react the way regular adults would. Often it's not so much a case of 'AdultsAreUseless' as 'Adults aren't as suspicious as they should be and don't trust their children'. Uncle Quentin is a particularly good example in that his major failing is that ''he is just like George'' - as hot headed as a blowtorch!
10th Jan '16 11:14:22 AM brb1006
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* ''WesternAnimation/NoddysToylandAdventures'' (24 books). Set in Toyland.

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* ''WesternAnimation/NoddysToylandAdventures'' [[WesternAnimation/NoddysToylandAdventures Noddy]] (24 books). Set in Toyland.
10th Jan '16 11:13:26 AM brb1006
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* ''Literature/{{Noddy}}'' (24 books). Set in Toyland.

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* ''Literature/{{Noddy}}'' ''WesternAnimation/NoddysToylandAdventures'' (24 books). Set in Toyland.


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* DocuDrama: BBC aired a special short documentary movie called "Enid" which shows her life as an author and her relationship with her family members most notable her two daughters.
11th Dec '15 9:10:58 AM PurrElise
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27th Sep '15 2:47:28 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''TheFamousFive'': Not counting the dog, the titular ensemble consists of two boys (Julian and Dick) and two girls (Georgina and Anne)

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** ''TheFamousFive'': ''Literature/TheFamousFive'': Not counting the dog, the titular ensemble consists of two boys (Julian and Dick) and two girls (Georgina and Anne)
8th Oct '14 8:53:52 PM theAdeptRogue
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* BrainlessBeauty: In the Blyton world, characters who are overly concerned about their appearances are regarded as shallow, dumb and vapid at best, or an AlphaBitch at worst.
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