ABOUT

Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Together they are the Famous Five. Join the adventure!

CHARACTERS

BOOKS

Five on a Treasure Island

Julian, Dick and Anne are spending the holidays with their tomboy cousin George and her dog, Timothy. One day, George takes them to explore nearby Kirrin Island, with its rocky little coast and old ruined castle on the top.

Over on the island, they make a thrilling discovery, which leads them deep into the dungeons of Kirrin Castle on a dangerous adventure. Who - and what - will they find there?

Five Go Adventuring Again

In their second adventure, the Famous Five find a thief at Kirrin Cottage. They think they know who it is, but need to prove it. Will the discovery of a very old map help uncover the true culprit?

Five Run Away Together

In their third adventure, the Famous Five discover that someone has been on George's island. And what is locked in the mysterious trunk hidden on Kirrin Island?

The Famous Five think they're on the trail of smugglers - until they hear a child scream...

Five Go To Smuggler's Top

In book four, the Famous Five stay at the large old house at Smuggler's Top. They discover secret hiding places, underground tunnels, and one night they catch people signalling out to sea!

Are there still smugglers at Smuggler's Top?

Five Go Off In A Caravan

In book five, the Famous Five go on a caravan holiday. When they stumble across a circus troupe, the gang are thrilled.

But some of the circus people have more sinister plans than just clowning around...

Five On Kirrin Island Again

In book six, Uncle Quentin has locked himself away on Kirrin Island. What's he up to and why won't he let anyone visit? Then the Famous Five discover that a suspicious stranger is watching Uncle Quentin's every move.
Can the Famous Five warn Uncle Quentin in time?

Five Go Off To Camp

In book seven, the Famous Five investigate spook trains in the dead of night. The trains seem to vanish into thin air, but where do they go? The Five discover an unusual underground tunnel system and a secret train-service.

If they follow the tracks, will they solve the mystery?

Five Get Into Trouble

In book eight, the Famous Five need to find their friend Dick who, mistaken for somebody else, has been kidnapped. But when the gang finally track him down to a lonely, abandoned house, they too are seized and held captive.

Miles from home and help, how will the intrepid Five get themselves out of this?

Five Fall Into Adventure

In book nine, the Famous Five are really worried - George and her devoted Timmy have disappeared. Not only that, somebody has broken into Kirrin Cottage. Could there be a connection?

Will the Five find George and Timmy and bring them home safe?

Five On A Hike Together

In book ten, Dick is woken by a light flashing through his window. Is someone trying to send him a coded message? When the Famous Five hear of an escaped convict in the area, they are on red alert.

The police won't help, so the Five have no choice - yet again, they'll be solving this mystery by themselves...

Five Have A Wonderful Time

In book eleven, the Famous Five are on an adventurous holiday in horse-drawn caravans. They discover a ruined castle that looks deserted. But is that a face at the window? Or is it a trick of the light?

Just who is hiding in the castle?

Five Go Down To The Sea

In book twelve, somebody is flashing lights from the top of the old tower on the treacherous rocks off the Cornish coast.

The Famous Five sense danger. But can they solve this mystery without getting hurt themselves?

Five Go to Mystery Moor

In book thirteen, the Famous Five find out about something dangerous out in Mystery Moor. They'll have to risk the treacherous mists and follow the trail if they want to find what's lurking in the shadows.

Do they know what they've let themselves in for?

Five Have Plenty of Fun

In book fourteen, George is not pleased when Berta, a spoilt American girl, turns up at Kirrin Cottage in the dead of night. But George hasn't got time to be jealous, Berta is in hiding from kidnappers.

The Famous Five are the only ones who can protect her - but will they take on dangerous criminals to help out a stranger?

Five on a Secret Trail

In book fifteen, the Famous Five go camping and pitch their tent near a ruined and seemingly abandoned cottage. When Anne hears strange noises at night the others don't believe her... Until they see the ghostly lights.

Is the cottage really haunted, or is there another, equally sinister, explanation?

Five Go to Billycock Hill

In book sixteen, it's holiday time at Billycock Hill and the Famous Five make new friend - a real pilot! But when he disappears with top secret equipment, the Five begin to wonder if their new friend could be a spy, or worse, a traitor.

Whatever his motives, the gang feel duty-bound to investigate...

Five Get Into a Fix

In book seventeen, the Famous Five are skiing and having lots of fun. But who is living in the mysterious house near their chalet? The caretaker claims it's been deserted for years, but the Five are sure they've seen a face at the window. A terrified, and haunted face.

Have the gang got the courage to find out?

Five on Finniston Farm

In book eighteen, the Famous Five hunt for the lost dungeons of a ruined castle on Finniston Farm. The friends are determined to find them, and whatever they hide, but they are not alone.

Can the Famous Five get there first?

Five Go to Demon's Rock

In book nineteen, the Famous Five travel to Demon's Rocks and discover a very old and valuable gold coin. Demon's Rocks is famous for its stories of bountiful treasure, but if the myth is reality, who does the treasure belong to?

The Five are determined to find out, but first they need to know who else is exploring Demon's Rocks for the treasure...

Five Have a Mystery to Solve

In book twenty, the Famous Five visit Whispering Island, another mysterious place with a million stories surrounding it. Is it really haunted?

It's all fun and games until the Five get stranded there and realise they're not the only ones on the island.

Five Are Together Again

In book twenty one, the Famous Five are camping out near the home of a famous scientist. But when his important research papers go missing, he needs the gang's help to get them back.

Can the Five work out who took them? And why?

THE CLASSIC COVERS

This series is also available in the original classic artwork.

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