Christmas Greenery

December 21, 2011 at 11:12 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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‘For the next day or two the four children did not really have much time to think about the Secret Way, because Christmas was coming near, and there was a good deal to do.

There were Christmas cards to draw and paint for their mothers and fathers and friends. There was the house to decorate. They went out with Mr Roland [their villainous tutor] to find sprays of holly, and came home laden’

Five Go Adventuring Again












Armed with some secateurs, I also went out foraging for Christmas greenery this morning. I managed to gather a nice basketful of fir and lots of holly with bright red berries but, like the Kirrins, I too had no time to look for any secret passages…


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  1. Yes, Five Go Adventuring Again vividly describes an archtypical Christmas day in the northern hemisphere. No wonder, I make a poetic gesture of it in my description of its snow-filled atmosphere i.e. “snow falling, snow falling” in my book on Enid Blyton, titled, The Famous Five: A Personal Anecdotage (
    Stephen Isabirye

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