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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Chris Higgins

Chris Higgins is an ex English and Drama teacher turned award-winning writer. She has written the My Funny Family series for younger readers, but is probably best known for her teen novels, which have gained her two nominations for Queen of Teen. Here she talks to Graham Marks about how she became a writer, tells us some of her writing secrets and talks about her latest novel, The Day I Met Suzie.

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Six O'Clock Tales

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Twenty-seven magical short stories to enjoy round the clock from one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton.Sheila is astonished when her toys walk themselves home. Poor Prickles the Hedgehog thinks the moon has fallen out of the sky. And find out just how mischievous Twinkle the elf is when he paints the walls of a dragon's cave.Ideal for bedtime, reading aloud or alone, these magical short stories for 5-8 year-olds will enchant a new generation of children.Look out for more O'Clock tales: Five O'Clock Tales, Six O'Clock Tales, Seven O'Clock Tales and Eight O'Clock Tales.Enid Blyton has been delighting readers for more than seventy years with her endless summers of fun, adventure and magic. Enid's best-loved characters include Noddy the wooden boy, Timmy the dog from The Famous Five and the mischievous twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan from the much-loved boarding school series St Clare's!First published in 1942, this edition contains the original text, illustrations and the following stories: When the Moon fell down!; Jean's little Thrush; You can't please Everybody!; The King of the Trains; Pixie Pins; The Adventurous Clown; The Money that flew away; When the Toys walked Home; Twelve little Pigs; The Little Pop-Gun; Quizzy, the Goblin; The Kind Hedgehog; The Cold Snow-Man; The Big Green Handkerchief; The Tale of Snowball; Foolish Mister Wop; The Golden Peacock; The Brownie and the Gnome; The Inside-Out Stocking; The Clockwork Mouse and the Bird; The Dirty Old Chair; The Spotted Cow; The Boy Who Dropped His H's; Dickie Gets a Job; The Cross Caterpillar; What a Mistake!; The Cookie Swan; Why Did the Giant Laugh?; Twinkle Gets Into Mischief; How Untidy!; Three Cheers For John!; Good Old Joey!; Cuckoo!

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Five Run Away Together

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Hurrah for Little Noddy

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Meet Noddy the little wooden boy who comes to life in Enid Blyton's most enduringly popular creation.Noddy has to find a way to make money for himself as he settles into life in Toy Town. Will he find a job cleaning houses and washing cars? Or will his new car help him earn money?First published in 1950, this edition contains the original text by Enid Blyton and illustrations by Hamsen van der Beek.

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Noddy and his Car

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Meet Noddy the little wooden boy who comes to life in Enid Blyton's most enduringly popular creation.Noddy is the proud owner of a brand new yellow and red car, and he is going to use it to earn some money. But with angry customers like his, he loses money faster than he can make it. Can Big-Ears help?First published in 1951, this edition contains the original text by Enid Blyton and illustrations by Hamsen van der Beek.

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Here Comes Noddy

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Well Done, Noddy

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Noddy Goes to School

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Noddy at the Seaside

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Noddy and the Magic Rubber

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Meet Noddy the little wooden boy who comes to life in Enid Blyton's most enduringly popular creation.When a magic rubber goes missing in Toyland, Noddy and Bert Monkey have got a real challenge ahead of them. In the wrong hands, the rubber could rub out half of Toy Town! Will Noddy save the day and rescue the rubber before it causes too much trouble?First published in 1954, this edition contains the original text by Enid Blyton and illustrations by Robert Tyndall.

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Noddy and Tessie Bear

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Meet Noddy the little wooden boy who comes to life in Enid Blyton's most enduringly popular creation.It is a very windy day in Toyland and Noddy and his friend Tessie Bear decide to fly a lovely big kite. As the wind picks up the weather begins to behave very strangely, and has everyone in Toyland looking to the sky in amazement and scratching their heads. Can Noddy and Tessie Bear solve the mystery?First published in 1956, this edition contains the original text by Enid Blyton and illustrations by Robert Tyndall.

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Noddy Gets into Trouble

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Caravan Family

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Holiday dreams come true for one lucky family in Enid Blyton's classic Family Series.When Dad buys two caravans, Mike, Belinda and Ann are delighted. Henceforth they are known as the Caravan Family. Not only do they live in their beautiful new homes, but they also travel the world and go on the most amazing holidays.First published in 1945, this edition contains the original text and artwork.

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Saucy Jane Family

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Holiday dreams come true for one lucky family in Enid Blyton's classic Family Series.There's a beautiful houseboat on the canal, and Mike, Belinda and Anne are very lucky to spend their holidays on it. They have the best holiday treats, take a trip on a real canal boat and learn to swim. This holiday will be the best!First published in 1948, this edition contains the original text and artwork.

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Pole Star Family

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Holiday dreams come true for one lucky family in Enid Blyton's classic Family Series.After a miserable summer full of runny noses and chesty coughs, Mike, Belinda and Ann are terribly excited about Granny's offer to take them on the cruise of a lifetime. The gorgeous cruise ship, Pole Star is the so much fun and takes them to exotic markets and breathtaking castles in Portugal, the Canary Islands and even Africa. This will be the best holiday ever!First published in 1950, this edition contains the original text and artwork.

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Seaside Family

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Holiday dreams come true for one lucky family in Enid Blyton's classic Family Series.This summer holiday Mike, Belinda and Ann are taking their caravans to the wonderful seaside town, Sea-Gull Cove. Right at the edge of the sea, this will surely be the best holiday ever! Only miserable Benjy is unhappy. Will the Caravan family find a way to cheer Beny up and enjoy sand and sea, or will he ruin the children's holiday?First published in 1950, this edition contains the original text and artwork.

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Buttercup Farm Family

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Holiday dreams come true for one lucky family in Enid Blyton's classic Family Series.When Dad buys two caravans, Mike, Belinda and Ann are delighted. Henceforth they are known as the Caravan Family. Not only do they live in their beautiful new homes, but they also travel the world and go on the most amazing holidays. In this story, they travel to Buttercup Farm.First published in 1951, this edition contains the original text and artwork.

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Queen Elizabeth Family

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Holiday dreams come true for one lucky family in Enid Blyton's classic Family Series.Mike, Belinda and Ann are going on the most exciting holiday yet! They'll sail all the way to New York on the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner and will stay for a whole two weeks. What could more adventurous than exploring the decks of the most enormous ship and experiencing the whirl, bustle and sheer size of life in America?First published in 1951, this edition contains the original text and artwork.

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Five Have Plenty Of Fun

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timothy. Together they are THE FAMOUS FIVE - Enid Blyton's most popular adventure series. All 21 titles also available as audiobooks!In book fourteen, George is not pleased when Berta, a spoilt American girl, turns up at Kirrin Cottage in the dead of night. But George hasn't got time to be jealous, Berta is in hiding from kidnappers. The Famous Five are the only ones who can protect her - but will they take on dangerous criminals to help out a stranger?Fantastic new cover art by Laura Ellen Anderson will draw young readers into this accessible timeless classic.

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Five On A Hike Together

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timothy. Together they are THE FAMOUS FIVE - Enid Blyton's most popular adventure series. All 21 titles also available as audiobooks!In book ten, Dick is woken by a light flashing through his window. Is someone trying to send him a coded message? When the Famous Five hear of an escaped convict in the area, they are on red alert.The police won't help, so the Five have no choice - yet again, they'll be solving this mystery by themselves...Fantastic new cover art by Laura Ellen Anderson will draw young readers into this accessible timeless classic.

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Five On A Secret Trail

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series.In book fifteen, the Famous Five go camping and pitch their tent near a ruined and seemingly abandoned cottage. When Anne hears strange noises at night the others don't believe her... Until they see the ghostly lights. Is the cottage really haunted, or is there another, equally sinister, explanation?The text in this edition has been sensitively edited for today's reader and is unillustrated.