The Island of Adventure (The Adventure Series)

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The Island of Adventure (The Adventure Series)

The Island of Adventure (The Adventure Series)

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Philip and Dinah's father is dead too, but while their mother is alive and well, she's away pretty much all the time, working to earn a living and send money back to Craggy-Tops.

Brief Summary by Courtenay Rule: Philip and Dinah Mannering and their new friends Jack and Lucy-Ann Trent — along with Jack's irrepressible talking parrot, Kiki — are spending their summer holiday at Craggy-Tops, an ancient, half-ruined house by the sea.

She also loves her adopted "parents" Bill and Mrs Mannering very much, is Dinah's best friend, and quite fond of Philip. And despite her temper, she's a little afraid of Aunt Polly so ends up doing more chores than Philip. The first section of the story, which is set at a teacher's home, is there mostly to describe the characters and get them all together. Mrs Alison Mannering (later Cunningham, aka "Aunt Allie"): Philip and Dinah's mother is a widow (not much is revealed about her late husband, only that he seems to have possessed the same animal-charming ability Philip demonstrates throughout the series), and like her children she has a tuft of hair upon the top of her head.

In this respect Lucy-Ann is the complete opposite of Dinah, who would never openly dote on her older brother.In the car after picking up Philip, Jack and Lucy-Ann from the train station, she spots Philip's mouse and tries to dislodge it from his shirt collar. With their classic mix of adventure, magic and humour (not to mention legendary picnics) her books have been selling in their millions since they were first published in the 1930's. Down the tunnels they stumble upon some men they assume are friends of Bill’s, but they’re rather tough-looking and aren’t at all pleased to see them, despite their mention of the name Smugs.

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