The FAMOUS FIVE are Julian, Dick, George (Georgina by rights), Anne, and Timothy the dog.
The Five are together again at Kirrin Cottage. Because George’s mother is ill, they are left in the very unsatisfactory care of Mrs Stick, who has an unpleasant son, and a sailor husband. To get away from the Sticks, they hide on Kirrin Island.
But they do not so easily escape. The Sticks, too, appear on the island. Their nefarious activities, and signals from a boat at sea, make the children suspect smuggling, but a child’s scream alters the whole picture.
And Timothy lives up to his reputation.