Enid Blyton: 20th century Mother Goose

Books can be a comfort, an escape from the demands and unpleasant realities of life. In this programme, the Sound Fountain looks at the very different public and private life of Enid Blyton, the 20th century Mother Goose. Arguably the most famous and prolific author of the 20th century, Enid Blyton was revered by generations of children. Noddy and Big Ears, the Famous Five, the Secret Seven – stories of adventure and fun. Yet her own family relationships were never as jolly as the lives of her characters. The enigma of Enid Blyton on our weekly programme The Sound Fountain.

Producer: Dheera Sujan

Broadcast: December 1, 2002