A light hearted read for adults failing to ‘adult’ in life. Enid Blyton’s Famous Five have ‘grown up’ and find themselves on misguided adventures that involve trying to give up booze, finding themselves on a puzzling “strategy away day”, and no matter how they voted – Brexit means Brexit and family is still family. They discover that there are people who are “posher than us and holidayed more than us” in their “baffling adult world”. The most perilous discovery of all, preparing for parenthood. Will this challenge finally defeat them?
Enid Blyton’s books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans. The original 21 books featured Julian, George, Dick, Anne and their dog Timmy. Their escapades, set during the ’40s and ’50s, saw the children having virtually adult-free outdoor holidays where they solved mysteries while drinking lashings of ginger beer. Famous titles include Five on a Treasure Island and Five Go to Smuggler’s Top.
The Famous Five’s grown-up adventures will remind the original readers of the special bond between the children and introduce newer readers to the “spiffing” time you can have with a few friends and a dog.