Enid (2009)

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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.
Rating: NR
Genre: Art House & International , Drama , Television
Directed By: James Hawes
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Helena is brilliant in this movie about the famous children's writer Enid Blyton. Her dedication to her writing and fans, make it impossible for her to be a good mother. She came from a broken home and used her own children as blackmail to get a divorce and cover up her affair.

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