Welcome to the world of Carey Blyton: composer, writer and nonsense poet (and nephew of Enid). Carey is perhaps best known as the creator of the accidental children’s hit Bananas in Pyjamas, but he was an accomplished musician and a man of many talents—not to mention an all-pervading sense of humour.
Explore this site to find out all about Carey’s multifaceted life and work. Use the quick links to access pages of particular interest, and you can see the latest news below. Visit the News page for more announcements.
15th September 2013
Major Blyton site updates
Since this new Carey Blyton site was launched on 1st July, work on it has continued apace, and enough new additions have been made to warrant an announcement detailing them. So, if you haven’t visited the site since it was first launched, here’s an overview of what’s new:
- Search: There’s a new Quick search facility in the Catalogue section. You can look up any work very easily by typing a word fragment or two, and there’s a dedicated opus-lookup feature.
- Reviews: All available review quotations and snippets have been added to the site. These appear on the information and feature pages about individual works, and can also be listed together all in one place (there’s a link to do this in the Catalogue section). There are also some new review-related additions and extensions in the Writings section, including a Snippets page.
- More and better videos: The video player software has been improved and several new pages with videos have been added to the site: The Furryfolk on Holiday.
- Timeline and Family: The Timeline and Family pages have been added, both with highly graphical presentations (as noted in a previous update).
- Pen-name works: There is a new Pseudonym page about works that Carey produced under another name.
- Sheet music: Every item of sheet music in the shop now has a graphical cover.
- Doctor Who: The Doctor Who section has been further extended, and indeed all the feature pages in the Media and Writings sections have been extended and improved.
There are many other minor improvements and refinements throughout the site. There’s still more to come, of course, but we hope you’ll enjoy the improvements and new material.
See the News section for more announcements.