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Fatty is of course a bit of a boaster and one can see why the other children find him annoying but I thought they treated poor Bets rather shamefully, considering as in the other books in the series, it is she that finds the most important clues. Childhood innocence, with a tad of mischief, and always in good manners.

Blyton was a prolific author of children’s books, who penned an estimated books over about 40 years. Open to residents of all locations. I liked Fatty because he was fat – like me. Enid Blyton Biography Enid Blyton is one of the world’s best-selling children’s authors with sales of her books in excess of million copies.

The Mystery Of the Burnt Cottage by Blyton, Enid

As weekend approaches, it is nostalgia time. I suppose it’s being fat that makes them spread so. They’re quite clever kids, and I enjoyed following along with their antics!

Sign In Register Help Cart. Open Preview Enud a Problem? Even though this was the first mystery in the series, I read it quite later on. Blue cloth, magnifying myystery vignette to front cover. The pattern for the series is set in this story. The children deduce that Mr Hick burnt his own cottage for the insurance money.


The framework is; “Crime” happens; Self-important policeman tells pesky kids to “Clear Orf” mgstery jumping to the wrong conclusion; Fatty isn’t convinced and leads a parallel investigation in which he makes use of a bewildering array of disguises; Larry, Daisy and Pip are there so that Fatty can show off and help to pad the stories out by following up unimportant leads ; Various clues are found and discussed; Bets solves the case without knowing why; Fatty realises this like Poirot who sometimes needs Hastings ; The Find-Outers vottage over Goon’s head to a superior Inspector Jenks who recognises Fatty’s brilliance and the criminal is arrested.

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The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage

The first adventure of cottagf Five Find-Outers and Dog. Her books still delight many young readers today and in the UK she sells more than one book a minute and m This series is absolutely charming.

This book is about 5 children who would like to find the truth about the person who burn the cottage.

He didn’t offer to order me a copy and I didn’t realise that he could have done. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. It’s good to see the others doubting Fatty’s genius, and mydtery at Bets. I would recommend this book and the series in general to anyone who enjoys a spot of mystery, especially for children or for adults who wish to recapture a sense of wonder. About Enid Blyton Enid Blyton Biography Enid Blyton is eniv of the world’s best-selling children’s authors with sales of her books in excess of million copies.


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Retrieved from ” https: But the suspense made sense here and wasn’t the result of the children ignoring outright clear signs. I liked that all the characters had there stereotypical role with in the group.

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Seems like I’ll be diving back into my childhood For a children’s book, it still fills the grown-ups with ccottage, and surprises you at the end. What a charming story about 5 kids and a dog. Again, quite charming and fun, even tho A student member of our book club read this, so I decided to give it a read. Expedited UK Delivery Available. For some reason the local bookseller never had it in stock and when I asked about it he told me that they’d had some in, but they went like “hot cakes”.

This is a First Edition of This Edition. Refresh and try again. I’m going back to them over and over again even today, many years after I’ve reached adulthood.

Discoveries, Shocks, Surprises and Excitements by the dozen! It somehow boosted my ego that a fat boy could be clever.

May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Still this was a good beginning to the series, and a nice enough mystery which I enjoyed revisiting. My dad used to tue this series to me and I just love them.