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by Enid Blyton

Illustrated by Eileen Soper

Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 7th. 1950

Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper. Pale blue boards, 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 and lightly foxed. Slight fading to top edges of covers. Prize plate to front free-endpaper. Foxing to endpapers, prelims and textblock. Dustwrapper is worn, torn and creased with some small repairs on verso, spine is slightly browned and rear panel is a bit grubby. Largest tear is to front fold.

Stock no. 1320552


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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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