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by Enid Blyton

Illustrated by Eileen Soper

Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st. 1942

Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Pale blue cloth, black titles. Plain endpapers. 32 full-page b/w drawings. The Famous Five's first adventure featuring a ruined castle, a wreck and buried treasure.

Spine bumped. Light spotting (damp?) to covers. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Front joint just starting to crack. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is worn and torn with extensive tape repairs on verso. Rear panel and spine are a bit grubby. There is 1" loss to top of spine and top edge of front panel besides spine. NOT price-cut (showing 5/- net). Overall a decent copy of this scarce Blyton book.

Stock no. 1310118


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  • The first book in The Famous Five series
  • When siblings Julian, Dick and Anne learn that they cannot go for their usual summer holiday to Polseath, they are invited to spend the summer with their Aunt Fanny and Uncle Quentin at their home Kirrin Cottage, in the coastal village of Kirrin. They also meet their cousin Georgina, a surly, difficult girl, who tries hard to live like a boy and only answers to the name George.
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