I devoured the Famous Five and Secret Seven series when I was a kid. As with Swallows and Amazons, it was the idea of kids going off on their own and having these great adventures all on their own. With the FF in BOATS. I like boats.

I devoured the Famous Five and Secret Seven series when I was a kid. As with Swallows and Amazons, it was the idea of kids going off on their own and having these great adventures all on their own. With the FF in BOATS. I like boats.

The Famous Five by Enid Blyton. Can't put the individual ones of these in my board, just too many. There are 21 books and I loved reading them all!

The Famous Five by Enid Blyton. Can't put the individual ones of these in my board, just too many. There are 21 books and I loved reading them all!

Five Have Plenty of Fun - Enid Blyton.  Enid Blyton enjoyed her holidays in Dorset, particularly Purbeck, and visited three times a year for over 20 years.

Five Have Plenty of Fun - Enid Blyton. Enid Blyton enjoyed her holidays in Dorset, particularly Purbeck, and visited three times a year for over 20 years.

Five Get Into Trouble - grew up with Enid Blyton books and loved the Famous Five and Secret Seven series

Five Get Into Trouble - grew up with Enid Blyton books and loved the Famous Five and Secret Seven series

Enid Blyton - the Famous Five. Old-school? Yes. Twee? Yes. Fantastical? Yes. It still doesn't make us love Enid Blyton's series any less. All the best things about Old Britain, condensed into a narrative.

Enid Blyton - the Famous Five. Old-school? Yes. Twee? Yes. Fantastical? Yes. It still doesn't make us love Enid Blyton's series any less. All the best things about Old Britain, condensed into a narrative.

Magical memories of reading ALL The Famous Five books by Enid Blyton when I was a child.

Magical memories of reading ALL The Famous Five books by Enid Blyton when I was a child.

The Famous Five go on a caravan holiday, which ends up in another adventure for the intrepid gang when they meet a travelling circus, where some of the circus folk have more sinister plans than just clowning around.

The Famous Five go on a caravan holiday, which ends up in another adventure for the intrepid gang when they meet a travelling circus, where some of the circus folk have more sinister plans than just clowning around.

Enid Blyton - The Famous Five I loved this series and The Secret Seven; perhaps this fostered my current love of mysteries.

Enid Blyton - The Famous Five I loved this series and The Secret Seven; perhaps this fostered my current love of mysteries.

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