|This was the first of Blyton's Adventure books, which was to grow into one of her best-loved series. We are introduced to Philip, Dinah, Jack and Lucy-Ann, and Kiki the parrot who provides much of the comic relief. They sail over to the Isle of Gloom, which is infested by foreign counterfeiters aided by the black manservant of Mrs Mannering, Philip and Dinah's mother. (For later editions this had to be rewritten to avoid unfortunate stereotyping.)
Jacket illustration by Stuart Tresilian.
ReproJacket #74-A-2, size 200.6x502mm.