Happy Birthday to Enid Blyton, 11 August 1897 – 28 November 1968. Blyton wrote over 600 children’s books, the most famous of which are the Noddy series and the Famous Five series. Many of these books are still popular today, although thankfully changes have been made to newer publications to remove the racism and sexism that was prevalent in the early publications.

Photo: Cover of Noddy Goes to Toyland (1949), the first in the Noddy series.