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Magpie Monday – ‘Five Go Off in a Caravan’

June 11, 2012

The local Oxfam Books & Music shop has a ‘rare and collectable’ section, including some childrens’ books. Last week I found a 1948 copy of Five Go Off in a Caravan by Enid Blyton, with really lovely illustrations by Eileen Soper, for £3. The story was fun too.

The caravans sound perfect, with running water and bunks and cupboards full of yummy things to eat and drink. I really enjoyed reading about their picnics and particularly loved this quote:

And remember there is plenty of ginger-beer in the locker under the second caravan.

Here are some photos.

I will be linking this post up with this week’s Magpie Monday at the Me & My Shadow blog.

Me and My Shadow

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Missus Tribble permalink
    June 11, 2012 10:25 am

    I used to have the entire Famous Five collection when I was a kid!!

  2. indreamworld permalink
    June 11, 2012 12:08 pm

    Oh, I remember that book – I used to love all the Famous Five books when I was small!

  3. June 11, 2012 1:03 pm

    This is SO beautiful! I share your love of vintage books but am yet to find any Enid Blyton. I will not give up!

  4. June 11, 2012 8:32 pm

    What a great find and worth every penny I think – wonderful illustrations too x

  5. June 11, 2012 9:38 pm

    Wow, wow, wow! What a find! x

  6. June 11, 2012 10:27 pm

    Books were the bargains of the week! Me too! xx

  7. June 11, 2012 11:21 pm

    You can’t beat the Famous Five can you!

  8. June 12, 2012 10:04 am

    Love it! I have a few of these vintage Enid Blyton’s which were my Dad’s. They have been very well read! I love the illustrations.

  9. June 18, 2012 10:40 am

    Gosh there’s obviously a lot of love for The Famous Five out there 🙂

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