Soper, Eileen

Eileen Soper (1905-90) was born in Enfield, Middlesex and later moved to Welwyn, Hertfordshire with her family where she lived for the rest of her life. She was educated at home and was taught by her father George Soper who was an engraver, etcher and illustrator. She produced etchings as a young girl, two of which were accepted by the Royal Academy when she was just 15 years old. Her work was exhibited widely, and after the death of her father Soper and her sister continued to maintain the wildlife sanctuary he had created. Indeed, many of her subjects were drawn there and she produced several books on animals from the sanctuary. Later in her career she produced numerous illustrations for magazines and illustrated over 35 Enid Blyton titles.
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Five Are Together Again, 1st edn 1963 (Enid Blyton)The 21st title in the series.

Jacket design by Eileen Soper.

ReproJacket #312-A-1, size 189.3x459mm
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Five Fall Into Adventure, 1st edn 1950 (Enid Blyton)The 9th title in the series, the last before the Five became the Famous Five. This jacket is the first to move away from the style of the earlier titles by the addition of an image to the spine.  Later titles adopt the familiar Famous Five style used for all reprints.

Jacket design by Eileen Soper.

ReproJacket #262-A-1, size 192.3x455mm
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Five Get Into a Fix, 1st edn 1958 (Enid Blyton)The 17th title in the series first published in 1958.

Jacket design by Eileen Soper.

ReproJacket #332-A-1, size 189.6x458mm
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Five Get Into Trouble, 1st edn 1949 (Enid Blyton)The eighth title in the series, first published in 1949.  The 1950 2nd printing is identical.

Jacket illustration by Eileen Soper.

ReproJacket #325-A-1, size 192.4x455mm
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Five Go Adventuring Again, 1st edn 1943 (Enid Blyton)The second title in the series, first published in 1943.

Jacket illustration by Eileen Soper.

ReproJacket #243-A-1, size 191.5x454mm
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Five Go Off in a Caravan, 1st edn 1946 (Enid Blyton)The fifth title in the series, first published in 1946.

Jacket illustration by Eileen Soper.

ReproJacket #315-A-1, size 191.2x438mm