Enid Mary Waters (Blyton) (1897 - 1968)

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Birthplace: East Dulwich, Southwark, London, England
Death: Died in London, England
Managed by: June Barnes
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About Enid Mary Waters (Blyton)

Enid Blyton (11 Aug 1897- 28 Nov 1968) is pehaps on of the best known British writers who published over 600 children's or juvenile books in her 40-year career. Blyton's most famous series was The Famous Five. Blyton's works painted an idyllic vision of rural England, which celebrated good food, spirit of comradeship, and honesty. Her books have been translated into nearly seventy languages.

Enid Blyton born East Dulwich in London on 11th August 1897 and she died in 1968, eldest child of Thomas Carey Blyton and Theresa Mary Hamilton. her siblings Hanly Blyton and Carey Blyton moved to Beckingham, Kent when thier parents divorced.

Enid trained as a kindergarten teacher at Ipswich High School, editor 1926 magazine for children, Sunny Stories. In 1924 Blyton married Hugh Pollock, an editor of the book department of George Newnes. Blyton's marriage ended in 1942. Next year she married Kenneth Darrell Waters, a middle-aged surgeon. Her husband died in 1967. Blyton died in her sleep on November 28, 1968, in a Hampsted nursing home.

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Enid Mary Waters's Timeline

August 11, 1897
London, England
August 28, 1924
Age 27
July 15, 1931
Age 33
Buckinghamshire, England
Age 45
November 28, 1968
Age 71
London, England