THE work of one of the UK’s best-loved children’s authors was celebrated at an event in Bradford.

Enid Blyton - played by actress and storyteller Irene Lofthouse - paid a visit to City Library on Saturday to deliver a workshop for local schools and host an exhibition and trail quiz.

The event marked both the end of Children’s Book Week and the 75th anniversary of the publication of Five on a Treasure Island, the first of the author’s Famous Five books.

Sitting on her picnic rug, children had the chance to hear about Blyton’s life and writing, also hearing extracts from Famous Five books and other well-known stories. Every child who completed the trail around the exhibition was given a free Famous Five book and entered into a prize draw for an Enid Blyton hamper.

Christinea Donnelly, of Bradford Libraries, said: “We had a wonderful exhibition in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society looking at the Life and Books of Enid Blyton, which was central to our workshops for schools and our trail and storytime for families.”