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date: 19 June 2019

Famous Five, The 

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Daniel Hahn

Heroes of a series by Enid *Blyton, begun in 1942 with Five on a Treasure Island. The five are four children, siblings Julian, Dick, and Anne, and their cousin ‘George’ (Georgina), and her dog Timmy. Their holidays together invariably land them in the middle of smugglers, thieves, and other villains, whose deeds they unmask. Originally intended to consist of six books, the series eventually totalled twenty-one, the last being ... ...

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