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Enid Blyton Castle  of Adventure

The Castle of Adventure Enid Blyton


The Castle of Adventure by Enid Blyton

About the Book

“What is the story of the old castle on the hill? Who goes there? Who signals from the tower at night? And why…? When Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann and Jack set out to the castle to ask these questions, they get some thrilling and totally unexpected answers…”

Genre:  Children’s Classic fiction

Book Type:

Piccolo Collectable 1970s Paperback

A Piccolo book – Pan Books in association with Macmillan London. Appealing to collect all eight of the 1970s Piccolo book series.

Edition:  Piccolo first edition 1975, 2nd Printing   

Size: 18cm x 11cm

Number of pages:  190

Illustrations: Cover illustration by Juliet Stanwell-Smith.

15 black and white illustrations throughout the book.  Text illustrations as the original books by Stuart Tesilian his professional name (Cecil Stuart Hazell Tesilian 1891 -1974). As well as the Adventure series for Enid Blyton, Stuart Tesilian also illustrated Rudyard Kipling’s Animals Stories & All the Mowgli Stories. He was a Second Lieutenant with the Fifth London Regiment and was captured in 1918 and held at Rastatt, Baden Württemberg, Germany on the upper Rhine Plain. He was able to draw during this time and these precious works are held at the Imperial War Museum.

Table of contents. 

31 chapters

  • Now for the holidays!
  • The boys come home – and Kiki!
  • Settling in at Spring Cottage
  • Tassie and button
  • The way to the castle
  • How can they get in?
  • Inside the caste of adventure
  • Up in the tower
  • The eagles’ nest
  • A curious thing
  • An unexpected meeting
  • Jack is left at the castle
  • The hidden room
  • Things begin to happen
  • Things go on happening
  • Prisoners in the castle
  • Lucy-Ann has an idea
  • Philip tells a queer story
  • Another day goes by
  • Tassie is very brave
  • A few surprises
  • Kiki gives a performance
  • At midnight
  • Going into hiding
  • The adventure boils up
  • A terrible storm
  • The secret passage
  • The other side of the hill
  • The end of the castle of adventure


Biography of Author:

Enid Blyton prolific children’s author. She originally wrote ‘Adventure’ series of eight books during the final years of the second world war, the first one The Island of Adventure being published in 1944 through to 1955 when the final book, The River of Adventure was produced. The series was reproduced by Piccolo in 1970s with a new interpretation for the cover design and using the original text illustrations by Stuart Tesilian.

More information about the Adventure series at


Covers:  Card covers are good, clean with excellent colouring. Small nick out of foxes back. Some slight rubbing and age-related wear. Creasing to spine along front cover gutter and creasing at bottom corner front cover. Slight rubbing to most edges and corners. There is a small square indentation bottom right visible on inside of the front cover fading out by page 20 and a small splodge inside bottom left front cover as per image

Owners inscription on the front free end paper as per image.

Binding: Tight

Spine: Slight bumping along bottom and top edges of spine

Pages.  All pages complete and are age toned, yellowing with no tears or creasing. Author list has ink ticks and lines drawn as per image.

A very good copy of a vintage 45-year-old well-loved paperback.

Books, pamphlets and magazines are pre-owned and pre-loved showing some signs of use. Dust Jackets are graded separately. Photos are included to help you judge the condition.

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