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the Ginger Pop leaflet
Welcome to the Ginger Pop website.
Our fantastic Ginger Pop shops in Poole and Corfe Castle are dedicated to the
world of Enid Blyton, and are places where your inner child can be well and truly indulged! We try to stock
every Enid Blyton book that is currently in print (around 150 titles) and have a
second hand section where you can find the old favourites that arenít!
Lashings of Ginger Beer are
in the 'fridge!
Eileen Soperís Illustrated Worlds
is our unique interactive Attraction, which is behind our shop
at Poole. It is the next best thing to an Enid Blyton museum! Here we celebrate the 20 year collaboration between author Enid Blyton and artist Eileen Soper, which amounted to over 150 books, including all the Famous Five and the early Secret Seven books. Our real
secret passage thrills readers of all ages!
" Eileen Soperís
Illustrated Worlds is a magical attraction
for visitors of all
ages where they can be transported to the
world of the Famous
Five and Secret Seven."
Every year we put on some special events for Enid Blyton fans. These include
Enid Blyton's Birthday Party at Corfe
Castle and this year,
The Famous Five Adventure Trail 2012.
easy to visit us by coach! Many coach operators from across the country offer great value Dorset holidays based in Bournemouth and
Weymouth. Often they will include excursions to Corfe Castle and Poole Quay as part of the
package, and drop off right outside our door at Poole! Some are now going a step further and offering Enid Blyton themed trips.
Come as quickly as ever you can to visit us soon!
Tourism web link here
Enid Blyton loved Dorset and spent many happy holidays here. She relaxed in the countryside, enjoyed swimming
around Swanage Pier, and adored playing golf! She included some local people and places in her books, notably
The Famous Five series.
Ginger Pop helps her myriads of fans to enjoy exploring the places that inspired her, and to learn more about the period in which she lived.
Enid Blyton in Swanage
|The Ginger Pop Portrait was painted by Hannah Avery in 2008. Enid Blyton is shown wearing her Famous Five Club Badge, because she promised her young readers that she would always wear one. Behind her is a stylised Corfe Castle, an inspiration for Kirrin Castle in the Famous Five series. (Summer 2011 the portrait is on loan to Bromley Museum)