Monthly Archives: December 2010

Too many books!

Yesterday, I was creating Enid Blyton’s name authority file to accompany the catalogue in our database.  A name authority file is basically a brief biographical sketch of the author, noting significant events in their life and career, which gives a … Continue reading

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More pins!

The last of the rusty pins have finally been removed from our Enid Blyton typescripts!  To celebrate, I thought I’d share a couple of photographs – one showing some damage done to the Noddy in Toyland typescript by a rusty … Continue reading

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Christmas presents

This week I’ve been cataloguing some of the books which we acquired as part of the Enid Blyton Collection.  Four of these books were given as presents by Enid to her two daughters, Gillian and Imogen, and have been inscribed … Continue reading

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A numbers game

One of our regular volunteers, Ann, has been numbering some of the Enid Blyton typescripts this week.  Once material has been catalogued, everything in the collection is numbered (in pencil, so the number can be easily removed if necessary!).  Each item is … Continue reading

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An exciting preview…

This film about the Seven Stories Collection will shortly be going live on our website, but I thought I’d share a sneak preview with blog readers as the film includes some footage of the Enid Blyton Collection, as well as other … Continue reading

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‘Noddy on his Travels’

Following on from my post about Noddy records produced by EMI, I have been sent scans of the record sleeve for ‘Noddy and His Travels’.  The information on the back of the sleeve appears to confirm my theory that two … Continue reading

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