How many of us grew up reading Enid Blyton?
The Famous Five. The Secret Seven. The St Clare’s books. Malory Towers. Before Harry Potter, they were the books that everybody read, and as we head into the colder months, there couldn’t be a better time for young readers to discover the joy of disappearing into her novels.
Our Production Editor, Judey, was a big fan…
Enid Blyton books blazed through my childhood as colourful, exciting lands and people to visit whenever I felt like it. The Magic Faraway Tree series was pure fantasy escapism; the Famous Five and Five Find-outers fun, aspirational adventure; the Malory Towers and St Clare stories a glimpse of how the other half lived.
Enid Blyton was ridiculously prolific and she has something for everyone, from fairy tales to adventure stories. I credit her with my love of reading and with my desire to write, as her books fired my imagination and made me want to create characters and worlds like hers.
There couldn’t be a better gift to give a kid than an introduction to George and Timmy, Bets and Fatty or Silky and Moon-face – friends to last a lifetime!
Well, now you can buy an amazing one-off magazine for younger readers all about Enid Blyton. It’s the perfect way to introduce them to her world, especially as it comes with a free Secret Seven book and several other goodies, all for just £4.99.