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by Enid Blyton

Illustrated by Eileen Soper

Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 15th. 1961

Very good condition in a poor dustwrapper. The very first Famous Five book in which the Five encounter a ruined castle, a wreck and buried treasure. Red boards. 191 pages. Blue pictorial endpapers showing the island. B/w illustrations.

Spine bumped with fading at top and tail. Child's name in heavy pencil to front pastedown. Foxing to textblock. Dustwrapper is torn into several pieces, front flap detached and tape repairs on verso (but glue from tape showing through). There is loss to the dustwrapper and creases.

Stock no. 1319958


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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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