Writer’s Quote: Enid Blyton

Writer’s Quote: Enid Blyton



One of my Guilty pleasures is reading Enid Blyton’s books. I have a feeling, it doesn’t matter how old I get, I would always find pleasure in immersing myself in her fictional school life.

Her books, Malory Towers and St Clare’s which are about life in an English Girls boarding school are full of wisdom, advice and a lot of inspirational quotes like the one above. You meet so many different and realistic characters on the way- it is a journey.

There’s the sensible Sally, the hot tempered Darrel, the joker Alicia who’s best friend Betty isn’t much better either. There’s the scatterbrain Irene, the conceited Mavis, the Horse-mad Bill, the shy Mary Lou, the french carefree Claudine and a whole array of other interesting characters.

Reading these books, you learn about responsibility and what it means to be a team. You learn that being smart and top in class are all good things, but being sensible, responsible and kind hearted people are equally important. You learn, it doesn’t matter how rich your parents are or how angelic you look on the outside, as long as the inside is rotten. You learn that being spiteful gets you nowhere in life. You learn lessons that’d stay with you for the rest of time.

And that’s it for this week’s Writer’s quote Wednesday writing challenge , hosted by SilverThreading and RonovanWrites. Till next time πŸ˜„

31 thoughts on “Writer’s Quote: Enid Blyton

      1. She could be far too nasty to be honest. But yet told a fantastic story; such a creative imagination.


  1. Fantastic quote that has so much truth in it. It seems I may be of the minority that’s not familiar with this author/books (don’t judge me! *hides behind chair* lol) Thank you for sharing, Ameena πŸ™‚

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  2. Ahhh I love these boarding school stories. I have to collect, one day, all the stories I read and love as a child. Your quote is sort of a moral of the story for your story about Mr. Badsum and his wife and the other couple.

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  3. Me too! I actually got the whole collection of Malory towers and St clares and a few other of her books and have been reading them often ever since.
    Yeah!! You-know I never thought of the connection. Thank you πŸ˜„


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