Parents and teachers are today appalled by the Enid Blyton foundations attempt to boost sales with an all new selection of adult books based on the Enid's classic characters.
'I managed to get hold of an early copy of 'Five go to bed together' and it is a disgrace on the Blyton name,' exclaimed Jeremy Slatter, probably father of two, 'I have only read the book twice but can guarantee that its contents are of a highly adult nature. I will definitely be keeping this one in my bedside table, out of the reach of the kids.'
However the Blyton foundation didn't see the issue. 'Readers of the first Blyton books would by now be fully grown up, and as such likely to be entertained by this more challenging literature. The books, and characters within them, are simply ageing along with their readership.'
Five new titles will be released at the end of this month as hardback and popup versions, both with fully waterproof dust covers.