Despite being fortified by lashings of ginger beer, Julian, Ann, Dick, George and Timmy the Dog are about to discover that getting Granny Barnard online is even more challenging than facing up to a gang of smugglers.
Malory Towers is about everything school should stand for – friendships, lessons, sports, plays and especially mischief. Second Form at Malory Towers’s Darrell Rivers is back at school, and she’s brought her friend Sally Hope with her. But when Sally is made head girl instead of Alicia, trouble is afoot – and Darrell is caught in the middle of things
Jack’s annoying sister, Susie, forms her own Secret Society – The Famous Five. They have a meeting in the summer house, and make up a tale about a gang meeting at Tigger’s Barn, for the benefit of Jack, who is hiding and listening by the laurel bush. Peter doesn’t believe Jack’s tale, and so to prove him wrong, Jack and George go along to Tigger’s barn, thinking they are following Susie and her friend. But it is soon clear to both boys that they are in the middle of an adventure, when two men creep into the tumble-down house and signal to Zeb to join them knowing the coast is clear! But then they discover George and think he has a message for them from Cheeky Charlie!