Being on holiday in Dorset the idea of taking an Enid Blyton book to read on holiday seemed to be inspired and thanks to twitter friend @linda1966 Five go off to Camp was put in the bag. Tales of mysterious steam trains seemed incredibly apt considering the tent was just a short distance from the Swanage steam train railway line. But the world that Blyton describes, with gorse bushes and heathers can be found within yards of Studland beach.
On holiday I always like to find a local author and although not born in that part of the world Blyton holidayed in Swanage for decades and used many of the local landmarks as inspirations for locations in the world of the Famous Five.
Give me time to read the book, which is being done a couple of chapters a night by torchlight, and I will share my thoughts on the experience later on.