I have been in touch with Tony Summerfield of the Enid Blyton Society today regarding a mystery typescript entitled Mr Tumpy’s Caravan. The typescript was purchased as part of a lot of short stories, and is a complete story running to … Continue reading
Programme for Enid Blyton’s Famous Five Adventure play, 1955 Enid Blyton’s Noddy in Toyland play programme, 1955 The images above were kindly sent through by Tony Summerfield, in response to my previous post – they are the original programmes for … Continue reading
As always seemed to happen to the Famous Five, having unravelled one mystery I immediately found myself stumbling into further adventures! Another of the lots we purchased was identified as Cheer Up, Little Noddy, and did indeed include a complete … Continue reading
One of my favourite parts of the job is the hands-on cataloguing of archive material and original artwork. It is always such a thrill to open up folders of typescripts, files of letters or rough sketchbooks and to spend time … Continue reading
Whenever I start work on a new collection, I like to begin by familiarising myself with the author or illustrator in question, and their work. Generally, this involves some background reading on their lives and their careers, and pulling together … Continue reading
Collection Director Sarah Lawrance and Assistant Curator Alison Coapes explore the Enid Blyton Collection shortly after it arrived at Seven Stories.
In September, Seven Stories, the Centre for Children’s Books successfully purchased, at auction, several original typescripts by Enid Blyton, along with numerous printed books and some related ephemeral material. The purchase was made possible by special funding from the Heritage Lottery … Continue reading