Tuesday, 18 October 2016

BIZARRE BOOKS #37 - Five Give Up The Booze by Enid Blyton


Whilst looking through the hundreds of thousands of books on Amazon I discovered hidden gems, books that maybe have been overshadowed and have not had the credit they deserve.

They may be a bizarre, they may be funny or even unintentionally funny, they may be wonderfully cute or they may just be a total WTF!!! book.

This weekly post is a tribute to these wonderful gems and to be honest some of them are worth looking at for their reviews alone!


When I was younger I had a dream, a dream of attending boarding school, drinking fizzy pop under the warm summer sun and cycling with not a care in the world down a country lane whilst considering lunch which probably would include potted tongue and ginger ale.

This dream was ignited by the Famous Five.

Julian, George, Dick and Anne, not forgetting Timmy and "snigger" Aunt Fanny (yes its only funny if you have a rude mind), ruled my world, I loved their adventures and the food they ate, well it was always plentiful and amazing.

But what happened when they grew up, when the adventures ended?.....

A new series of books brings to light their struggles with many things and this gem covers their problems with the demon drink. 

 Can they kick it?

Did you enjoy Enid Blyton when you were younger, perhaps Noddy or the Secret Seven? Let me know!!



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6 comments

  1. I never read the Five but I read enough stuff like it that I probably get the gist. And this title- ha ha. Love it. Buncha lushes... they all grew up to be drunks!

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  2. I loved Enid Blyton and I do look back at the names with amused immaturity! Five get into trouble was my favourite because it was a bit darker. I loved The Wishing Chair and some of the other detective style series. I sooo wanted to go to boarding school when I read her books but now I'm a bit relieved that I didn't!

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    1. I liked Five go on a hike as they went to that spooky ruin, I still love them now. I would have happily went to boarding school, me and my cousin used to pretend we were Anne and George!

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  3. These must be British books because I am not familiar with them. I wish somrone would do this with The Bobbsey Twins or The Hardy Boys. Ha ha. Too funny. XD

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    1. And here was me thinking the Five were worldwide!!!

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