As a kid I used to love reading, and Enid Blyton was alays one of my favourite authors. Strangely enough it was never the ‘Famous Five’ series that I enjoyed the most, I started with Noddy, then as I got older used to love Brer Rabbit, but as a young teenager my all time favourite Enid Blyton books were the Adventure series.
I mention all of this because Enid Blyton has just been voted best author in the UK, beating J.K. Rowling, Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, J.R.R. Tolkien and many more.
Considering the racist controversy around some of her books like the Noddy series, and the fact so many of her stories have been edited before they were republished I’m really pleased to see her take the top number of votes, she was always my favourite author, and she wrote books for all ages of children from toddler to teenager which is something very few authors seem to manage.
You can see the complete list of top 50 British authors at the Costa Book Awards.