Classic editions with unchanged text and Eileen A. Soper's original illustrations, featuring Julian, Dick, Anne, George and not forgetting Timmy! Who would deliberately lure somebody on to treacherous rocks on the coast? Somebody is flashing lights from the old tower on stormy nights, but why?
Who would deliberately lure somebody on to treacherous rocks on the Cornish coast? Somebody is flashing lights from the old tower on stormy nights – and the Famous Five sense danger. But can they solve this mystery safely?These classic editions feature Enid Blyton’s unchanged text and Eileen A. Soper’s original illustrations.
About The Author
Enid Blyton is one of the most-loved authors in children's publishing. With over 700 titles published, Enid Blyton's stories remain timeless classics, adored throughout the world. As a young woman Enid was faced with many choices: her father had planned a career in music for her, while she felt drawn to writing. In the end, she became a teacher. In 1922, a collection of poems by Enid was published, it was her first step towards her dream of becoming an author. Aged 27, Enid married Hugh Pollock and moved to London. Enid had two children with Hugh, and soon after wrote her first novel, The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair. Enid divorced Hugh after almost 20 years of marriage, and married Kenneth Waters in 1943. Throughout the 40s and 50s, Enid wrote books at a colossal pace: adventure stories, mysteries, magical stories, farming stories, stories for younger children, best-selling series like The Famous Five and Noddy. Enid fell ill with Alzheimer's disease and she died in 1963. Her spirit lives on in her books and she is remembered as one of the most-loved and celebrated children's authors.
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)
Series: Famous Five
For Ages: 6 - 12 years old
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: March 2009
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1