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The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage

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This was the first of the 'Five Find-Outers and Dog' series of children's mystery books published between 1943 and 1961. Set in the fictitious village of Peterswood (based on Bourne End, Buckinghamshire), the children Larry (Laurence Daykin), Fatty (Frederick Trotteville), Pip (Philip Hilton), Daisy (Margaret Daykin), Bets (Elizabeth Hilton) and Buster, Fatty's dog, encounter a mystery almost every school holiday, always solving the puzzle before Mr Goon, the unpleasant village policeman, much to his annoyance.

Enid Mary Blyton (1897-1968) was an English children's writer whose books have been among the world's best-sellers since the 1930s, selling more than 600 million copies and remaining enormously popular, having been translated into 90 languages.  She wrote on a wide range of topics including education, natural history, fantasy, mystery, and biblical narratives, but is best remembered today for her 'Noddy', 'Famous Five' and 'Secret Seven' series.

Our book is a fourth edition copy, and retains its unclipped dust jacket, which has suffered a little damage consistent with age - general fading and grubbiness, some fraying of edges, a large tear (without loss) at the top of the back, and a little loss to the top of the spine.  The exterior of the book itself, bound in bright blue cloth, is quite faded and stained (the inside of the jacket has blue marks matching some of the stains - see photo).  Title etc in white/whiteish lettering on front and spine, with magnifying glass motif.  Top and fore-edge quite badly foxed.  Inside, however, the binding is firm with no loose pages;  all pages clean and bright;  no foxing.   

Item details

Added value:
Includes unclipped dust jacket
Author(s):
Blyton, E.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
12mo - 7 - 8
Edition:
1947
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
164
Publisher:
Methuen & Co. Ltd
Title:
The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage

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This was the first of the 'Five Find-Outers and Dog' series of children's mystery books published between 1943 and 1961. Set in the fictitious village of Peterswood (based on Bourne End, Buckinghamshire), the children Larry (Laurence Daykin), Fatty (Frederick Trotteville), Pip (Philip Hilton), Daisy (Margaret Daykin), Bets (Elizabeth Hilton) and Buster, Fatty's dog, encounter a mystery almost every school holiday, always solving the puzzle before Mr Goon, the unpleasant village policeman, much to his annoyance.

Enid Mary Blyton (1897-1968) was an English children's writer whose books have been among the world's best-sellers since the 1930s, selling more than 600 million copies and remaining enormously popular, having been translated into 90 languages.  She wrote on a wide range of topics including education, natural history, fantasy, mystery, and biblical narratives, but is best remembered today for her 'Noddy', 'Famous Five' and 'Secret Seven' series.

Our book is a fourth edition copy, and retains its unclipped dust jacket, which has suffered a little damage consistent with age - general fading and grubbiness, some fraying of edges, a large tear (without loss) at the top of the back, and a little loss to the top of the spine.  The exterior of the book itself, bound in bright blue cloth, is quite faded and stained (the inside of the jacket has blue marks matching some of the stains - see photo).  Title etc in white/whiteish lettering on front and spine, with magnifying glass motif.  Top and fore-edge quite badly foxed.  Inside, however, the binding is firm with no loose pages;  all pages clean and bright;  no foxing.   

Added value:
Includes unclipped dust jacket
Author(s):
Blyton, E.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
12mo - 7 - 8
Edition:
1947
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
164
Publisher:
Methuen & Co. Ltd
Title:
The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage

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