Enid Blyton was born in Dulwich, South London, in 1897. Shortly after her birth her parents moved to Beckenham in Kent, where she spent her childhood.
She wrote over six hundred books in her lifetime, including many of the 20th century's most popular children's series. Some of her best-known works include the Famous Five, the Secret Seven, Malory Towers, The Magic Faraway Tree, The Wishing Chair and Noddy.
Enid Blyton died in 1968 but remains one of the world's best-loved storytellers and is consistently voted a children's favourite in reader polls.