Enid Blyton and her Enchantment with Dorset


It may come as a surprise to learn that Dorsetshire and, in particular, its beautiful Isle of Purbeck, was beloved of Enid Blyton and provided the inspiration for her series of ‘Famous Five’ stories.

  • Publisher: Halsgrove
  • Publication Date: 01st November 2010
  • ISBN: 9780857040701
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Enid Blyton first visited Dorset at Easter 1931 with her husband Hugh Pollock; she was aged 34 and pregnant with her first child. She would later return to spend many holidays in, and around the town of Swanage in South Dorset's Isle of Purbeck, together with her two daughters: Gillian (born 1931) and Imogen (born 1935), and later with her second husband Kenneth Darrell Waters.

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