Enid Blyton and her Enchantment with Dorset

Enid Blyton Biography Book: Her Enchantment with Dorset

Enid Blyton Biography - Synopsis

As a resident of South Dorset and one who loved to read Enid Blyton’s books as a boy, I was intrigued to learn that Enid also loved Dorset. In particular, she loved the Isle of Purbeck where she spent many happy holidays.

If you are wondering where the inspiration came from for her series of ‘Famous Five’ which were, and still are eagerly seized upon by generations of children worldwide, then join me on a journey to discover some of the Famous Five’s real-life favourite haunts!

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  • Publisher: Halsgrove
  • Publication Date: 01st November 2010
  • ISBN: 9780857040701
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Enid Blyton first visited Dorset at Easter 1931 with her husband Hugh Pollock; she was aged 34 and pregnant with her first child. She would later return to spend many holidays in, and around the town of Swanage in South Dorset's Isle of Purbeck, together with her two daughters: Gillian (born 1931) and Imogen (born 1935), and later with her second husband Kenneth Darrell Waters.

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