Look what I got for Christmas! A box set of the twenty-one original Famous Five stories by Enid Blyton. I’d like to say that this was an inspired gift from the hubby but, to be honest, I bought it myself, gave it to him, and told him it was a Christmas gift from him to me!
Oh my goodness, what a wonderful regression to childhood. I can’t wait to delve into the jolly good world of friendship, adventure, and ginger beer!
I devoured these books when I was younger. It started when someone bought me ‘Five Go to Kirren Island’ as a birthday present. I confess that I didn’t really get into it at first. I borrowed a different one from the library some months later and was gripped much more quickly by that one, going on to read all of them.
My favourite was ‘Five Got Into Trouble’. I can’t remember much about it, but I remember being absolutely gripped by the story. I think I’ll therefore read book 1 to remind me where it all started, then move straight onto book 8.
Did you like the Famous Five? Which was your favourite story? Have you read them as an adult? Were they as good as you remembered? We’d love to hear from you.