I dipped into a few books, a D E Stevenson, an Angela Thirkell and a Rebecca Tope, but none of them captured my imagination. Then I remembered a conversation that I had with a close friend about Enid Blyton's adventure and mystery stories and decided it was time for a rereading of a few Famous Five books.
I started with my all time favourite - Five on a Hike Together, moved onto Five Go to Smuggler's Top and thought I'd complete my nostagia fest with Five Get into Trouble. There was only one problem: I'd got completely hooked on the characters and the books and wanted to read more. So I have!! A lot more. To date, with other books on the go alongside the Blyton, I have read ten of the series. There are 21 titles in all. Will I be compelled to read them all?
So, I think I will continue with my re-reading of the books. I've pretty much read all of my favourites now but there are eleven adventures remaining to enjoy and, with the exception of Five get into a Fix, they are books I haven't read for years, so the stories should be fresh. Maybe once I've completed the series and, after I've cleansed my palate with an Anthony Trollope or two, I might reread some more Enid Blyton - the Secret series or the Adventure series. Such pleasures await!