Monday, November 16, 2009

Enid Blyton at the BBC

BBC Archives have just launched this online resource on children's author Enid Blyton. "In 2008, Enid Blyton was voted the UK's best loved writer, beating J.K. Rowling, Austen and even Shakespeare. Yet, although characters like Noddy and the Famous Five still have devoted fans, Blyton has become a controversial figure, dogged by criticisms of her writing style and accusations of sexism and racism. In this collection, we hear from Enid Blyton herself, her family and friends and also her critics, as we discover the reasons for her success, and explore the difficult life of this prolific storyteller."
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