Blyton exhibition one of Bromley library’s ‘most popular’

PUBLISHED: 12:23 08 January 2013

Beckenham composer Carey Blyton.

Beckenham composer Carey Blyton.


An exhibition on the Blyton family at Bromley Local Studies Library in High Street continues following a recent feature on Carey Blyton’s Hobbit Overture in The Bromley Times.

Described as one of the library’s “most popular exhibitions” by staff member Anita Luxton, the public have travelled from far and wide to learn about author Enid Blyton and musician Carey’s Beckenham past.

The composer received The Hobbit author Tolkien’s blessing for the piece that lasted just four minutes and is the first musical adaptation of the novel.

Anita said: “We have certainly had a lot of people come in to see the exhibition and not just those who were passing.

“Adding a bit about The Hobbit keeps it current and will hopefully interest even more people.”

Carey’s Aunt and Enid’s Nephew is free to enter and is open every day from 9.30am until February 8.

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