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Five Go to Billycock Hill (The Famous Five #16)

3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  5,117 Ratings  ·  55 Reviews
Hurrah! It's holiday time, and the Famous Five are spending it at Billycock Hill. Most exciting of all, they've made a new friend - a real pilot! But now he has disappeared, with top secret equipment...

The Five are puzzled, and concerned, too. Could their new friend be a spy - a traitor? Whatever his motives are, the gang feel duty-bound to investigate...
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Published May 4th 1995 by Hodder Children's Books (first published 1957)
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Oct 02, 2016 Paul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fun-filled romp of an adventure with the Famous Five. This one involves runaway pigs, abducted pilots and stolen military aircraft, so it's an exciting one. Rest assured, though, the kids still find time to eat five times their body weight in food. I'm starting to suspect they're actually hobbits masquerading as human children.
Matti Karjalainen
Enid Blytonin Viisikko-sarjaa tuli luettua lapsena melko ahkerasti, joskin on rehellisyyden nimissä sanottava, ettei se ole jättänyt kovin tarkkoja muistikuvia. Lasten ja heidän koiransa nimet muistin sentään ulkoa, mutta siinä oikeastaan kaikki. Niinpä oli aika lainata kirjastosta "Viisikko vapauttaa lentäjät" (Tammi, 2005), joka ilmestyi alun perin vuonna 1957 ja oli järjestyksessään kuudestoista Viisikko-tarina.

Dick, Leo, Anne, Pauli ja Tim-koira ovat jälleen lomalla (yksi kirjojen klisee ilm
Vrinda Rana
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Nov 17, 2011 Kirsti rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A cute little story, made more cute by Benny and Curly, his little pigling. I liked as well the inclusion of Toby, a friend of Julian and Dick's- it seems to me that most of the kids the five go to school with wouldn't believe their adventures, and now one has shared in it. It was another quick read, but I always love reading the adventures of the five, whether long or short.

One particular line caught my attention; when they are discussing traitors, Dick says traitors deserve to die. Heady stuff
Jun 28, 2009 Robert rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Saya ingat sekali novel pertama yang saya baca adalah "Lima Sekawan: Sarjana Misterius" saat masih kelas 1 SMP. Membaca Lima Sekawan saat itu terasa asyik sekali, seakan saya ikut merasakan kekompakan bersama, kecerdikan Timmy, dan aksi kepahlawanan mereka membela kebenaran. Saya juga sering merasa iri dengan mereka yang diceritakan selalu dijamu makanan-makanan lezat, seperti daging asap, salmon, dsb. Gara-gara novel ini jugalah, saya jadi ingin merasakan tidur-tiduran di padang rumput yang lua ...more
May 15, 2014 Luffy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enid Blyton remains -and after this book, stays - as one of my favorite authors. This book made for a good merry tale of adventure and innocence, and the pages flew by in one day. I needed this book after a few mismatched and false starts and hiccups. I needed the silky and fluid narrative that this book provided. If there had been a clever enough ending instead of the dumb one provided then it would be one of the best ever. This book is about the Famous Five going off to a Hill bracketed by a ...more
Dec 08, 2012 Neja rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-childhood
These books (Famous five) are hands down one of my favorite books from my childhood. All those adventures and mystery …and those sandwiches they always packed! aww, just the best! I would love to read one of these again. To bring back those memories..memories of first experiences with reading books.
Feb 14, 2017 Farseer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Katie Grainger
May 11, 2017 Katie Grainger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good additional to the series, there is camping,an airfield, kidnapped pilots and a runaway pig! The five go to spend the Whitsun holiday at Billycock Hill where Julian and Dick have a friend called Toby. When two planes go missing from the airfield during a stormy night the Five are upset to find out Toby's cousin is accused of taking the one of the planes, but when the planes are found in the sea where is Toby's cousin and who stole the planes.

I really enjoyed this installment it was
Jane Irish Nelson
The children have a week's holiday and decide to spend it at Billycock Hill, near the farm where the boys' friend Toby lives. The expect to have fun exploring the nearby caves and watching butterflies — there is even a butterfly farm to visit! But when Toby's cousin, an Air Force pilot, disappears along with an experimental plane, they find themselves in the midst of another adventure. Help comes from a very unexpected source!
Seperti biasa, novel karya Enid Blyton adalah novel yang seru dan membangkitkan selera makan dari para pembaca. Saya percaya, itu tidak hanya terjadi pada saya tapi juga kebanyakan dari pembaca novel Madam Enid yang lainnya.

Buku ini termasuk dalam seri Lima Sekawan, seri petualangan dari Julian, Dick, George, Anne dan Timmy. Julian, Dick, Anne adalah kakak-beradik yang memiliki sepupu gadis yang senang bertingkah dan berpakaian seperti lelaki. Bahkan, dia menolak dipanggil Georgina, seperti nama
David Sarkies
Aug 12, 2013 David Sarkies rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nostogic people and kids
Recommended to David by: My Dad
Shelves: adventure
The Five discover a secret airbase
16 August 2013

I guess by number 16 the stories start to become a little dry and the setting a little too familiar. I have mentioned it before, and the reason is that others have also mentioned it: the Famous Five do not seem to grow up and that there seems to be an awful lot of holidays in England. In fact the Famous Five seem to spend more time on holidays than they do at school, and further, there seems to be many places around Kirin Cottage for them to explo
Petualangan apaan?

Satu-satunya yang saya ingat cuman detil snack untuk tea party dan tiap makanan untuk bekal para Lima Sekawan.
*lalu dilempar pake Timmy dan si Babi*

Tapi akui sajalah. Kemampuan Enid Blyton sebagai penulis untuk menggambarkan makanan memang oh-so-yoi-banget.
Bahkan, jujur, untuk saya itu salah satu bakat Mbah Enid yang paling yoi.
Bakat Enid Blyton yang lain dan cukup revolusioner untuk ukuran penulis awal abad 20 adalah cara beliau dalam menggambarkan
Lintang Handayani
Oct 28, 2012 Lintang Handayani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Teringat jaman saya masih sd, ketagihan untuk membaca setelah melahap segala macam buku sehabis mengenal harry potter series, di balik rak ada buku-buku kecil yang sudah menguning dan berlabel Rp 500 dibelakangnya, ada sekitar 15an buku yang tidak pernah dibaca oleh siapapun sebelum saya menemukannya. Maklum tante saya bekerja di kompas gramedia dan sangat senang membelikan buku-buku saat pameran di kantornya untuk kakak saya yang sayangnya sangat tidak menyukai membaca buku. buku-buku tersebut ...more
Feb 08, 2014 Nathalie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ahh, the joys of the famous five. A wonderful reflection of the time it was written, when kids scampered around the countryside, knocked on the doors of strange farmhouses and were given creamy milk, eggs and cake! (pretty sure it wasn't like that at all, but we can all rosy tint that past!)

This book deals with the terrible problem that there might be spies and theft around ("Goodness gracious!")with Enid Blyton's usual cast of Julian, Dick, Anne and George with Timmy the dog providing all of th
Fenny Jung
Jun 27, 2009 Fenny Jung rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
lima sekawan tuh buku yang g gemari waktu smp mpe skr udah bertahun2 buku2 lima sekawan tetap jadi salah satu buku favorit g...
buku petualangan mereka yang pertama g baca adlh "Lima Sekawan: Ke Bukit Billycock".Acara berkemah di bukit mereka berubah menjadi petualangan seru dimana mereka harus menghadapi penjahat yang berkedok ilmuwan... kisah seru mereka di buku ini bikin g jd ketagihan baca petualangan mereka yang lain yang gak kalah bagusnya...
lima sekawan tetap jd favorit g selalu...^^
Dec 29, 2011 Faa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Billycock Hill was the place where Five learned about the words traitor. They got to know Dick and Julian's friend cousin, a pilot with British Army. So when he disappeared one night flying the latest airplane belonged to the British government, Five were buffled by his action and decided to find out the truth on one issue: where was their new friend loyalty lies to. Was he a spy, traitor or there was more to it. This was another adventure by Five happened while they were camping together and I ...more
Argiri Maglari
Jan 15, 2016 Argiri Maglari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
I read this book again due to my participation in a reading challenge, the greek #readathon16. I found again the excellent writing of Blyton, the great little heroes and the interesting plot.
It's a must-read for kids of all ages!
Feb 22, 2014 Lili rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
Book I loved and since children and grandchildren adore, everyone of Blyton's books are enjoyable readable and loved by all
Priyanka Banerjee
Mar 29, 2013 Priyanka Banerjee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
mystry and fun.
Aidan Michael
May 27, 2013 Aidan Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sabotage is the thing that happened.
Sep 15, 2007 Maya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pigs could help..!!HA HA..
Tara Calaby
Jan 15, 2012 Tara Calaby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I adored the Famous Five books as a kid. I don't remember the specifics of this one in particular, but I loved them all dearly.
The things that these characters gets up to never stops to amaze me.
Deb Sharp
Sep 21, 2012 Deb Sharp rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this was a really good Famous Five Adventure!
Oct 24, 2008 Endah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
aku baca edisi "tua" :D
Kohila Ganesan
Apr 13, 2014 Kohila Ganesan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing adventure. Loved this book.
Min favoritserie som barn! Pga av dessa jag började läsa böcker..

My favourite series as a kid! Why I started reading in the first place..
Yorky Caz
Aug 23, 2016 Yorky Caz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes you just want a little easy reading. Trying to ignore the blatent sexism as the "girls" do their washing up and the boys do the jobs that "arent for girls" but otherwise fun reads
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Born in 1897 in South London, Enid Mary Blyton was the eldest of three children, and showed an early interest in music and reading. She was educated at St. Christopher's School, Beckenham, and - having decided not to pursue her music - at Ipswich High School, where she trained as a kindergarten teacher. She taught for five years before her 1924 marriage to edito
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