Five on a Secret Trail by Enid Blyton

Published March 20, 2023

Five on a Secret Trail by Enid Blyton

Book info

  • Title Five on a Secret Trail
  • Author Enid Blyton
  • Year 1956
  • Genre Childrens

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?


After the last book ditched the traditional formula of the gang going camping somewhere and stumbling upon a conspiracy, this one was back to the more comfortable pattern - although with some tweaks. It was fun to have George and Anne on their own for a bit, camping out together and battling over whether it’s any good to be having all these adventures or not. I did think the reason for going off was a bit weird (people laughing at a dog with a cone on, what’s wrong with that?) but after that, it was your regular Famous Five adventure!

Rating: 3 / 5

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