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Part of the Stella & Rose's Books family


by Enid Blyton

Illustrated by Eileen Soper

Published by Hodder & Stoughton. circa. 1960

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.

Bumping to spine and corners. Tiny indent to top of front board. A few small white spots to front board. Some browning to endpapers. A little foxing to text block edges, otherwise contents are clean. Dustwrapper is price cut with new price printed to bottom of front flap (8/6). Wrapper is edge worn. Browning to spine and verso. Rear panel a little grubby. A nice copy of an early reprint.

Stock no. 1406030

Price £35.00

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  • 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.

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