#TuesdayBookBlog #bookreview for Five Get Beach Body Ready (Enid Blyton) written by Bruno Vincent

I grew up on a book diet of Enid Blyton and loved the Famous Five. I received this book as a gift and in it the five are all grown up so this is Blyton for adults. Having said that it is still a gentle read but the group drink and swear a little – things have moved on. I found it a fun read, the humour is dry, and the prose dotted with the traditional illustrations those familiar with the Blyton books will know and love.

If you read the Famous Five stories then you will know the part each of the characters, Julian, George, Dick, Anne and Timmy the dog, plays in the group. In this book Dick goes against type and disagrees with the others when they discuss going on holiday together. From this minor rebellion the decision is made that they are each going to go on holiday with other people this year.

I think my favourite chapter comes next – Dick Books a Holiday – Haha! I could sympathise with his struggles. Anyway, things happen, a holiday is eventually booked (although not the one he intended!) and that’s where the beach body ready bit comes in.

I won’t say more other than the fact there is a surprise, and not entirely welcome, appearance by the Secret Seven. A lovely nostalgic read though be warned the Five don’t get up to their old shenanigans of thwarting criminals and solving crimes.

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About Georgia Rose

Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of the romantic and suspenseful Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. A short story, The Joker, based on a favourite character from the series followed and is free to download from Amazon. Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, a standalone, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre. Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing. Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination! Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire in the UK where she lives with her much neglected husband and dog. Their son, currently at university, comes and goes and their daughter, having delighted them all for long enough, has eventually moved out, got married, and is discovering the joys of being all grown up and having a mortgage.
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