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The Famous Five

The Famous Five

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Yes I know the books were so politically uncorrect that you could scream but compulsive reading at the age of 9. How I wanted to go to boarding school just so that I could "fall into an adventure". How they managed to carry enough food in their rucksacks to feed an army was beyond me! Timmy never seemed to eat any real dog food either.


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Do You Remember The Famous Five?

Do You Remember The Famous Five?

  • Anonymous user
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    I used to love reading the Famous Five books when I was little in the 1960's - got mine from the local library. Also loved the Secret Seven books.
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    hi , i was in the famous 5 club and now in the enid blyton society for all blyton fans . its great and has a great website --you can find it on google .sue
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    i liked the one smugglues top then i lost it and cried
  • Anonymous user
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    I had a set of ancient hardbacked copies of the Famous Five books. I especially liked the one where George's mother is taken to hospital, so an aunt or housekeeper or someone is looking after them. She is very rude and doesn't feed them properly, has an obnoxious son and a yappy little dog. So they pack up supplies in the rowing boat, and go to live on the island. I loved the idea of running away to live on an island, with no adults around, and living on chocolate cake and "lashing of ginger beer".
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    I think most of Blyton's work was hammered for being un-PC, the Famous 5 was probably the least offensive of it. Kids could identify with them up to the 70s ( the TV series being popular enough ) but , unlike us, today's kids get their adventures from Playstation or whatever.
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    I remember Timmy getting poisoned by some meat in Five Go Off in A Caravan....stayed with me all this time cos was so disturbing. I wanted to be in the famous five, me and my mates used to spend our summer holidays looking for adventures and criminals of which we found very few. best of all though was the game books they brought out where you could choose different ways to progress through the book and thereby have different adventures depending on the roll of a dice...you had a game book, some game cards of which one was a picnic box, maps a decoder etc there was a whole series of them and I ahd to have them all!