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Mystery at Witchend (Lone Pine #1)

3.93  ·  Rating Details  ·  96 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
When David, Peter, Mary, Dickie and Tom form the Lone Pine Club, they're determined to have lots of adventures. When they start bumping into strangers in the hills and the friendly Mrs Thurston begins acting oddly, they realize something mysterious is going on.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 31st 2006 by Girls Gone By Publishers (first published January 1st 1943)
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Sue
Apr 16, 2008 Sue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First in the 'Lone Pine' series about a group of children who have adventures, mostly in Shropshire. This one is set in the war years; a family go to stay near the Long Mynd while their father is away, and get involved in a puzzling series of incidents.

A little dated, but very well written with good characterisation - I enjoyed it as a teenager, and enjoy it again as an adult! Last read in about 1985.
Rhiannon
Jan 31, 2012 Rhiannon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Long Mynd in the 40s, rife with upper class kids, bicycle rides, a reservoir, institutional sexism, a pony, some Nazis, fog, identical twins, a farm, a tree and a secret club.
The Lone Pine Club tells of the adventures of David, Dickie and Mary after they move out to Shropshire because of the second world war, and begin to explore the wilder countryside, meet some new friends and establish the Lone Pine Club, a secret society established to be suspicious of, and investigate, strangers. It wa
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Deborah
Feb 12, 2014 Deborah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pinch of salt required on the plot (very much of its time, and not really much of a mystery) but MS creates a great group of characters in this first book, and captures the sense of place very well. The twins are engaging rather than irritating, and the capable Peter is one of my favourite girl leads.
Margaret
Jun 28, 2016 Margaret rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
This was a lovely trip down memory lane, when I first read this aged about nine it would have had given it five stars. A great adventure story.
Caroline Ham-longman
brilliant book good introduction to malcolm saville
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