The Famous Five - Enid BlytonI have a confession. As a child, I read many books by Enid Blyton. I owned all 21 Famous Five novels and all 15 Secret Seven books. During this early period of my life, I always expected to find secret tunnels in cliffs leading to smuggler hideouts when we went on family holidays to the seaside. I also thought criminals could be found at the end of every bicycle ride or camping trip.
The Famous Five Series
Search The Site. Georgina likes to act like a boy and hence is called George. In one interview Enid confessed that George was based on herself. By cutting her hair very short and dressing like a boy, she is often mistaken for one, something which pleases her enormously. She is headstrong by nature and, like her father, Quentin, has a fiery temper. Dick Richard Kirrin : George's cousin, and brother of Julian and Anne, sometimes mistaken for George because of his behaviour and dark hair. Dick is the joker of the group, but also very thoughtful.
No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf. Kwame Alexander. Danielle Jawando. Enid Blyton's The Famous Five find adventure wherever they go. Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog always have a mystery to solve! To mark the occasion all 21 books in the series have been reissued with brand new artwork and have been sensitively edited to suit today's children. Find all the books in this special section.
The Famous Five Series. Book 1. Five on a Treasure Island by Enid Blyton. The very first Famous Five adventure, featuring J… More. Want to Read. Shelving menu.
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Return to Kirrin 2. Jo has surprising news 3. What's going on at Arden Hall? Penny King—and a find! George goes missing 6. Down at the beach 7. The undersea passage 8.
A fter he suffered a heart attack in Darlinghurst, doctors thought Robert Dessaix would die. Instead, he emerged from hospital with a book, What Days Are For , a bittersweet rumination about how one assesses a life as it draws to a close. Always a writerly writer, Dessaix contemplates his mortality via his wide and eclectic reading: the great religious traditions which he mostly assesses aesthetically , Gogol, Larkin, Turgenev and Dr Johnson. And then comes this:. That Enid Blyton? The Famous Five?
The Famous Five, to me, is Enid Blyton's flag ship. I read the above books way back in and can still vividly remember each adventure. Enid Blyton wrote the first Famous Five adventure in That makes The Famous Five 71 years old this year. A Tribute to Enid Blyton. Dear reader.