I really like your blog. I was born in 1973 and Blyton was firmly established reading here back then, before the PC brigade got stuck in. Here is a photo of my shelf. With the exception of the first and last books (which were published later in my life), all these were mine when I was a young boy and I have kept them all these years. I now read them to my young daughters, who love them - especially Famous Five! I noticed there is a stray Penelope Lively book in there after I took the picture. Never mind, that is a great children's book as well :)
Thank you Paul for sharing the photo and your Enid Blyton story. Your daughters are so lucky! And we are impressed by the like-new condition of these books, some of them printed around 30 years ago!