by Enid Blyton
Illustrated by G.W. Backhouse
Published by Werner Laurie. 1st thus. 1950
Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper. Originally written under Blyton's pen name Mary Pollock. Cream cloth covers with blue titles. B/w illustrations. 90 pages.
A little bumping to spine and corners. Top of spine browned. Name in pen to front pastedown and initial to front endpaper. Front joint cracked. Light stains to spine edge of prelims. Top corner missing from page 41/42. Contents generally clean. Dustwrapper is edge worn, torn and chipped. Small loss from base of front fold. Spine and folds browned. Clear tape repairs to tears on verso.
Stock no. 1506324
- Smuggler Ben was really a fisherboy who loved pretending to be a smuggler and spent his time exploring the cliff and caves and rowing about in his boat. Hilary, Frances and Alec met him while they were on holiday and made friends with him.
- One day while they were poking about in some caves they stumbled across three spies.