FIVE GET INTO A FIX
by Enid Blyton
Illustrated by Eileen Soper
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st. 1958
Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper. Red boards, black titles and black vignette of the Five to front. Blue, black and white pictorial endpapers. Two-tone and b/w illustrations. 182 pages.
Some grubby marks to spine. Couple of bumps to corners. Foxing and browning to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper has a few closed tears and chips to corners and edges; minimal loss; browned to spine; a few tape glue 'brown' marks, where tape has at one time been stuck to verso.
Stock no. 2129404
- Seventeenth in the Famous Five series.
- The five are having the worst Christmas holidays ever with coughs and colds at Julian’s house. To recover Julian’s mother sends them to a farmhouse in the Welsh mountains for the last week of their holiday. The Five had nearly reached their destination, when they get lost in the dark and drive up a dead-end driveway leading to a large and strange old building called Old Towers on the top of the lonely hill. They think of asking for directions but seeing the building and grounds being protected by huge gates and snarling dogs, they hurriedly depart. However, while going down the slope their car feels heavier than before, as if someone/something is pulling it back. Finally, they reach the farmhouse where they meet Mrs Jones, the owner of the farmhouse.