The Joy of Enid Blyton, with Anne Fine and David Rudd

Any Blyton enthusiasts out there might be interested in our Joy of Enid Blyton event, being held on Thursday 12th May at 6.30pm.  Anne Fine, award-winning children’s author and former Children’s Laureate, and David Rudd, a world authority of Enid Blyton, will be joining us at Seven Stories for an evening celebrating Blyton’s contribution to British children’s literature.  Anne and David will be discussing what the real Enid Blyton was like, and why her books were so popular not only in Britain but around the world.  They will also discuss why they think Blyton’s books have such an enduring popularity, and will welcome comments and questions from the audience.

We will also have material from the Enid Blyton Collection out on display, giving members of the public an opportunity to get hands-on with her typescripts.   Members of the collection team, myself included, will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about the material.   And, of course, there will be plenty of ginger beer on the go – what would a celebration of Enid Blyton be, without lashings of ginger beer?!

Booking is essential for this event – to find out more and to book your place, visit the events page on our website.  And remember, we are still running our monthly behind-the-scenes adult tours, which also allow hands-on access to the Enid Blyton archive.

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One Response to The Joy of Enid Blyton, with Anne Fine and David Rudd

  1. Stephen Isabirye says:

    I am glad to learn about this event. In fact, I happen to be at least probably an unknown “long-distance ” colleague of David Rudd, at least in writing one of the least few scholarly books that have been written on Enid Blyton, titled, The Famous Five: A Personal Anecdotage (www.thefamousfiveapersonalanecdotage.blogspot.com). I hope that May meeting goes well and I hopefully think David Rudd gets hold of a copy of my book, if he has not already and maybe one day we could exchange ideas about Enid Blyton either face-to-face or through these many other alternate forms oof communications available in the contemporary world.

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