Lost book by Enid Blyton found

February 23rd, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

London, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A manuscript that analysts believe was written by Enid Blyton has been found in a collection belonging to her.

It was not previously known that Blyton had unpublished books. More than half a billion copies of Blyton’s works have been sold over the years. The manuscript was found in things that previously belonged to the children’s book author but were auctioned off when her eldest child died.

The 180-page manuscript was part of a collection that was bought for £40,000. The manuscript seems to have been abandoned for a long time because it had gathered dust and needed to be restored. Nonetheless the contents were retrieved.

Seven Stories children’s book centre who are the proud owners of the manuscript revealed the story that the manuscript contained. The story follows the quest of three characters with their dog as they seek to take on a dragon in a bid to save the kingdom of a princess. The manuscript was written on a typewriter and it had no date. What it had though is the address of the house where Blyton had stayed in until 1938.

That has got the analysts to predict that it might have been one of the earliest works of the author.

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