NOSTALGIA TRIP FOR LESS THAN A FIVE-R

HAVE you joined Pip's Retro Reader's Club ? It sounds like a lot of fun but I haven't signed up because I am not very good at b...


HAVE you joined Pip's Retro Reader's Club? It sounds like a lot of fun but I haven't signed up because I am not very good at book club's. I don't like the book or my head turns when I see a glossy new tome sitting on the shelves of my local library. 

I did think about Pip and the Retro Readers when I found these Famous Five books for $1 each at Vinnies today. There was also a Mallory Towers paperback and one of Enid Blyton's 'young readers' but these ones came home because I credit them with a love of reading. 


My mother introduced me to the Famous Five during, if I recall correctly, a bout of illness. She herself was a fan of the Secret Seven but thought the Famous Five more modern, I think. There was George, after all.

For $1 each they had to come home with me, as did the 1970s Polaroid sunnies. Come on, they were only $2. For less than a fiver I've had quite a nice trip down memory lane.

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4 comments

  1. Those books are beautiful - can't believe you got them for $1! (The specs aren't bad too...)

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  2. i bet they had that ace old book smell too. i'd have to agree with your mum though, i'm a secret seven girl myself :)

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  3. What a fab find! Love that cover illustration.
    I was a serious famous five devotee. Along with Nancy Drew they inspired me to pick the next door neighbors garage lock with a bobby pin to save our stranded cat. Failed spectacularly! : )

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  4. I love those glasses!!

    allloveus.com

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