Blyton scholars have tracked down
a presumed-lost draft
of a never-published Famous Five novel
to an attic in Wigan.
‘Five Go To Sark’,
set between ‘Five on Finniston Farm’
and ‘Five Go to Demon’s Rock’
sees the Five visit the island of Sark –
the last feudal outpost of the British Isles,
in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
George’s dad Professor Quentin Kirrin
has been invited to Sark by the Seigneur
to help get Sark designated
a Dark Sky Community.
As it’s the summer holidays
the Five come in tow.
At first they’re just enjoying
crossing La Coupee,
swimming in Dixcart Bay
and downing cream teas
at the La Sablonnerie Hotel,
but it isn’t long before
they’re on the case
of some silver smugglers
working out of Les Fontaines Bay.
Needless to say, they save the day.