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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd May 1968 Beatles open 2nd Apple Boutique at 161 New Kings Road.go to related location

23rd May 1951 Peter Ustinov's Love of Four Colonels, premieres in London

23rd May 1933 Born today: Joan Henrietta Collins, London, actress (Alexis-Dynasty, Bitch)

23rd May 1890 Born today: Herbert Marshall, London, actor (Murder, Razor's Edge, Little Foxes)

23rd May 1701 William Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock.go to related location

Enid Blyton was born here



Enid Blyton was born here

Enid Blyton, author of Noddy the Famous Five was born here.

Location: 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London

Description: Prolific childrens author Enid Blyton was born here above a shop on 11th August 1897.

Enid Blyton is probably the most successful British childrens author of the twentieth century. Over her 40 year career, she published over 600 books for young people, her best known being The Famous Five series, Secret Seven, Malory Towers and of course, Noddy. Her books have been translated into nearly 70 languages and have sold over 60 million copies worldwide.


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Enid Blyton was born here

Enid Blyton, author of Noddy the Famous Five was born here.


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