Essays and articles by Sheila Ray

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  • Reference
      GB 1840 SR/02/02
  • Dates of Creation
      c 1985-2007
  • Physical Description
      26 items

Scope and Content

Typescript copies of essays and short pieces by Sheila Ray about Enid Blyton and her books, with a small amount of related correspondence. The file contains copies of the following pieces:

- 'Enid Blyton and the Ruritanian Novel' [Published in 'Souvenir' 1, Spring 1986]

- 'Why Do the O'Sullivan Twins Have a Pleasant Irish Lilt in Their Voices?' [published in 'The Enid Blyton Literary Society Magazine 2', Winter 1996]

- 'Where Is the Secret Island?' [Published in two parts in 'The Enid Blyton Society Journal' 6, Summer 1998, & 7, Winter 1998]

- 'Hurrah for the Circus! by Enid Blyton' [presented at the Violet Needham Society AGM, October 1999]

- 'A Blight on the Sun: Another Fictional Eclipse' [published in 'The Enid Blyton Society Journal', exact date uncertain]

- 'Enid Blyton' [biographical summary published in 'The Encyclopedia of Girls' School Stories', 2000]

- 'Enid Blyton into 2000' [published in 'The Enid Blyton Society Journal' 11, Spring 2000]

- 'What Would They Say Now?' [published in 'The Enid Blyton Society Journal' 33, Summer 2007]

- 'Elinor, Enid and Their Worldwide Webs' [published in 'The New Chalet Club Journal 50', Winter 2007]

- 'E.B. - Magical Initials?' [published in 'The Enid Blyton Society Journal 36', Summer 2008]

The file also contains book reviews written by Sheila Ray, including a review of Mason Willey's 'Enid Blyton: a bibliography of first editions and other collectable books', and reviews of Anne Digby's 'Naughtiest Girl' books, a continuation of Enid Blyton's original series.