Five Go Down to the Sea

Five Go Down to the Sea

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Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In book twelve, somebody is flashing lights from the top of the old tower on the treacherous rocks off the Cornish coast. The Famous Five sense danger. But can they solve this mystery without getting hurt themselves? This edition features the original cover art and inside illustrations by Eileen more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 16mm | 158.76g
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • Hodder Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • B&W Line Illustrations
  • 0340681179
  • 9780340681176
  • 6,832

About Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton's books have sold over 500 million copies and have been translated into other languages more often than any other children's author. She wrote over 600 books and hundreds of short stories, including favourites such as The Famous Five,The Secret Seven, The Magic Faraway Tree, Malory Towers and Noddy. Born in London in 1897, Enid lived much of her life in Buckinghamshire and adored dogs, gardening and the countryside. She died in 1968 but remains one of the world's best-loved more

Review Text

The Cornish coast of England is selected as the ideal spot for vacation by five adventurous boys and girls who, with bag, baggage and bicycles, arrive at the Penruthlan Farm with the vow to leave sleuthing and mystery-solving out of their orbit of interest. But as fate would have it, their fascination with an old neighbor's tale of shipwreck leads them headlong into a modern day smuggling operation. In Grandad's day, evil looters would ?? ships in a fatal trap by placing a guiding light among the treacherous coastal rocks- whereupon the victim vessel would be smashed to smithereens and its cargo left to these men of prey. With the children's clever deductions and investigations, they uncover the head of the dope ring in their own midst and learn how the old Wreckers' method and hideouts were utilized in his schemes. A skillfully written mystery with a strong accent on regional flavor and British personalities. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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5,683 ratings
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4 35% (1,994)
3 29% (1,667)
2 4% (244)
1 1% (40)
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