The Enid Blyton Society
is an appreciation society for the author Enid Blyton
It was formed in 1995 (inititially as 'The Enid Blyton Literary Society', so as not to be confused with 'The Enid Blyton Collectors' Society' run by Richard Walker, the "Literary" was dropped from the title when the Collectors' Society closed in 1998).
The call for material for the first Enid Blyton Society Journal met with an amazing response, and in 1996 a 32-page magazine was issued. The Journal flourished, and now has full colour covers with sixty pages per issue becoming the norm.
Just as the Journal flourished, so the 'Enid Blyton Day' is still going strong, with over a hundred in attendance at each event. Speakers at the Day have included Sir Tim Rice
and his daughter Eva, Gyles Brandreth
, Marcus Harris, Gary Russell
, Mary Cadogan, Sheila Ray, David Rudd, and Anne Digby.
Those who have been in regular attendance at the Day include Enid Blyton's daughters, Gillian Baverstock
(before her death in 2007) and Imogen Smallwood, and official biographer, Barbara Stoney, all of whom became official Patrons to the Society in 2003.
In 2002, the Society launched its own website, which in December 2004 underwent a complete overhaul with the addition of many new features and a members only section.