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by Enid Blyton

Illustrated by Eileen Soper

Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st. 1958

Very good condition in a slightly better than 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.

A little bumping to spine and corners. Endpapers and page edges browned. Some foxing, mainly to edge of textblock . Dustwrapper is edge worn with some tears and slight loss to bottom of spine. Browning to spine and edges of panels. Some scratch marks to both panels.

Stock no. 1406333

Price £64.00

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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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