boy! Joe would certainly stop him doing anything if he could!”
Staying at Craggy-Tops, an old house opposite the mysterious Island of Gloom, friends Jack, Dinah, Lucy-Ann and Philip are bound for adventure replete with counterfeiters, kidnappers, talking parrots and abandoned copper mines.
It has been a very long time since I have read an Enid Blyton book and let’s just say, time has not been kind. I can very well understand how a novel that encourages young children to actively seek out subterranean dangers would be frowned upon in today’s cotton wool covered world and I found myself laughing out loud thinking, this would never be allowed today.
I enjoyed the novelty of this little tale, yet, ultimately that wasn't enough to sustain my interest. Clearly I am no longer the target demographic.
2 out of 5 adventures could be lethal.