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Wednesday, August 11, 1897. :   British children's author, Enid Blyton, is born.

     Enid Blyton was born in East Dulwich, England, on 11 August 1897. Blyton became a prolific writer of children's books, and many of her titles have been translated into 40 different languages. It is estimated that she wrote over 600 titles, many under the same series, such as the Secret Seven, Famous Five, Magic Faraway Tree and Adventure series. Blyton's "Noddy" books became famous from the 1980s for being "politically incorrect": Golliwogs, for example, were replaced by teddy-bears, which did not allude to racial stereotypes. For all their controversy, however, Blyton's books have remained popular with modern children for their escapism and fantasy themes.

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