The writer, Enid Blyton, was born in East Dulwich, London, on 11 August 1897.
To mark the day, here’s a quirky story from a newspaper (published in 1947) that highlights the highly educational nature of Enid Blyton’s work, and how it inspired kids to get up to all sorts of mischievous larks.
Hull Daily Mail – Wednesday 28 May 1947
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