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New Enid Blyton manuscript discovered

More than 40 years after the death of Enid Blyton an unpublished novel by the late children’s writer is believed to have been discovered in an archive of her work.

world Updated: Feb 23, 2011 23:26 IST

More than 40 years after the death of Enid Blyton an unpublished novel by the late children’s writer is believed to have been discovered in an archive of her work.

Mr Tumpy’s Caravan, a 180-page fantasy story thought to have been unknown previously, was found among a collection of manuscripts auctioned in September.

A charity, the Seven Stories children’s book centre, paid around £40,000 at the time for the haul, which included Malory Towers and Secret Seven books.

However, it took archivist Hannah Green to discover the work, which follows the adventures of a caravan with feet and mind of its own.

“It’s really exciting. It’s not a short story. It’s around 200 A4 pages, all written with a typewriter,” said a spokesperson for the centre.