|Noddy Lives !
||[Aug. 20th, 2008|12:27 pm]
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Bestselling writer JK Rowling suffered a rare literary defeat yesterday when Enid Blyton was voted Britain's best-loved author.
In second place was Charlie And The Chocolate Factory author Roald Dahl. Rowling was third.
Blyton has sold more than 500 million books worldwide and is best known for her Famous Five books of the 1940s and 50s in which Julian, Dick, Anne and George and Timmy the dog foil kidnappers and smugglers aided by "lashings" of ginger beer and cream buns.
Critics have long branded her books sexist, racist and overly simplistic, but Blyton's stories remain hugely popular, selling more than 10 million copies a year.