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Enid : the revealing untold story of Enid Blyton

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Title Enid : the revealing untold story of Enid Blyton [videorecording].
Publisher/Date [Australia] Umbrella, [2015]
©2009
Pagination etc. 1 DVD-video (83 min.) : sound, colour ; 12 cm.
Contents note First screened in Britain on BBC Four in 2009.
Creation Note Written by Lindsay Shapero ; Directed by James Hawes.
Performer note Helena Bonham Carter, Matthew Macfadyen, Denis Lawson, Claire Rushbrook.
Summary Note Edwardian child Enid Blyton begins to tell stories to her brothers as an escape from their parents' rows before the father deserts the family. Whilst training as a teacher after the Great War she sends her stories to publishers, one of whom, Hugh Pollock,takes her on and also marries her. They have two daughters but Enid is a terrible mother, letting a nanny rear them whilst she, ironically, bestows treats on anonymous children who worship her for her stories. She is completely self-absorbed,driving Hugh to drink and then to another woman. Enid uses the children as emotional blackmail to get a divorce on her terms before marrying Kenneth Waters, a weak man similar to her father. After World War Two she is as popular as ever, despite accusations of using a syndicate to pen her books and will carry on,adored by children who do not know her true nature, for another twenty years and her death in 1968.
Target audience note Rated: M.
Language note In English.
Subject - Name Blyton, Enid -- Drama
Subject Authors, English -- 20th century -- Drama
Made-for-TV movies.
Biographical films.
Added Author Bonham Carter, Helena, 1966- actor.
Macfadyen, Matthew, 1974- actor.
Hawes, James director.
Added title Enid (Made-for-TV movie : 2009)
Shelf Location DVD F ENID
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