Five Go Down to the Sea

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Five Go Down To The Sea
First edition
Author Enid Blyton
Illustrator Eileen A. Soper
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series The Famous Five series
Genre Mystery, Adventure novel
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date
Media type Print (hardcover and paperback)
Preceded by Five Have a Wonderful Time(1952)
Followed by Five Go To Mystery Moor (1954)

Five Go Down To The Sea is the twelfth novel in The Famous Five series by Enid Blyton. It was first published in 1953.

The Famous Five decide to spend their time at a lonely and desolate farm in Cornwall suggested by Uncle Quentin and encounter Mr Penruthlan. They hear strange stories of the long-ago wrecking business. But lights are being shone at night directing ships to the rocks. Is there a mystery on the way?


  • [George Kirrin]
  • Anne
  • Dick
  • Julian
  • Timmy (dog)
  • Mrs Penruthlan - farmer's wife and host
  • Mr Penruthlan - surly farmer
  • Yan - a hungry and neglected orphan, who is cared for by his great granddad. He takes a liking to the five, and Anne in particular.

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