The Famous Five (series)


The Famous Five (series)
The Famous Five  
Original 3rd edition cover of the first book in the series Five on a Treasure Island
Author(s) Enid Blyton
Country UK
Language English
Genre(s) Mystery, Adventure
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date 1942–1963
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
ISBN ISBN 0-340-79614-6 (Hodder)
OCLC Number 46332627

The Famous Five is the name of a series of children's novels written by British author Enid Blyton. The first book, Five on a Treasure Island, was set in 1942.

The novels feature the adventures of a group of young children – Julian, Dick, Anne and Georgina (George) – and their dog Timothy. Blyton created several similar groups for her detective series, including The Secret Seven, The Adventurous Four (not to be confused with The Adventure Series) and Five Find-Outers, but the Famous Five is the best-known and most popular of these.

Blyton only intended to write about 6 to 8 books in the series but, owing to their high sales and immense commercial success, she went on to write 21 full-length Famous Five novels. By the end of 1953, more than 6 million copies of these books had been printed and sold. Today, more than two million copies of the books are sold each year, making them one of the biggest-selling series for children ever written. Over a hundred million books have been sold.[1] Nearly all of the novels have subsequently been adapted for television.

A feature of the last page of the original books (and reprints) was an invitation[2] to readers to join the Famous Five Club[3]. Proceeds would help pediatric charities.

Chorion, who now own the rights to Blyton's books and characters, announced in early 2008 that the Famous Five would return in the Famous Five's Survival Guide, a new book in which the grown-up characters revisit a case they failed to solve in their childhood.[4][5]

Contents

Overview

Three of the children, Julian, Dick and Anne, are brothers and sister. During their holidays, they are regularly sent to the seaside village of Kirrin to stay with their Aunt Fanny and Uncle Quentin, whose daughter, Georgina, is a tomboy who insists on being called George. George owns a large mongrel dog, Timothy, who is very much part of the group and a character in his own right. Timmy accompanies the four children on every adventure.

The stories always take place in the children's school holidays when they return from their respective boarding schools. Every time they meet, they get caught up in an adventure, the location of which varies from book to book. Sometimes the scene is set close to George's family home at Kirrin Cottage in Cornwall: "Kirrin Island", a picturesque island owned by George and her family in Kirrin Bay, for example, presents many opportunities for adventure. George's own home and various other houses the children visit or stay in are hundreds of years old, and often contain secret passages or smugglers' tunnels. In some books, the children go camping in the countryside, on a hike or holiday together elsewhere. The settings, however, are almost always rural and enable the children to discover the simple joys of cottages, islands, the English and Welsh countryside and sea shores, as well as the adventures, picnics, lemonade, bicycle trips, home-made food, and ginger beer.

In some of the books, the four children and Timmy are joined by other children. Some of these newcomers start off being disliked by the four children including the gypsy girl Jo, and Henrietta, another tomboy; and some of them are friends from the start, including Sooty and Tinker, both sons of Uncle Quentin's scientist friends.

Blyton always said that George was based on a real girl she had once known: in her later life, she admitted that the girl was herself[citation needed].

Despite there being 21 books, each taking place in the children's successive school holidays, the four do not age more than a few years during the course of the series.

Characters

  • George: Georgina is a tomboy and insists that people call her George. With her short hair and boy's clothes she is often mistaken for a boy, which pleases her enormously. Like her father, Quentin, George has a fiery temper. She is fierce, headstrong and very loyal to those she loves. She is sometimes extremely unmanagable and causes trouble to her mother as well as her cousins. She is very possessive of Timothy (Timmy), her dog. George is cousin to siblings Julian, Dick and Anne and is aged 11 at the start of the series and 16 at the end. In Five Have Plenty of Fun, Five Fall Into Adventure, and Five Go To Mystery Moor there were tomboys like her.
  • Julian: Julian is the oldest of the five, cousin to George and older brother to Dick and Anne. Tall, strong and intelligent as well as caring, responsible and kind but sometimes a bit strict. He is the leader of the group. He is very protective and possessive of Anne. At the start of the series, Julian is 12 years old; the final book does not state how much the children have aged, but if you count the years in which the series run, then he will be 17. He showed his adolescence in Five On A Hike Together
  • Dick: Dick has a cheeky sense of humour, but is also dependable and kind in nature. He is the same age as his cousin George, a year younger than his brother Julian and older than his sister Anne – 11 at the start of the series and 16 at the end. Dick is very caring of Anne and does his best to keep her cheered up when she gets upset. He also has a good gymnastic ability which helps the five in numerous difficulties. He had a heroic role in Five On A Treasure Island. He also uses his wits in many adventures.
  • Anne: Anne is the youngest in the group, and generally takes care of their domestic duties during the Five's various camping holidays. She is more likely than the others to become frightened and famously dislikes the adventures the Five constantly encounter. She is 10 years old in the first book of the series and 15 in the last. She is known to be very forgetful sometimes and she does let her tongue run away with her. In Five have a mystery to solve, she acted as a brave and responsible person. She likes to play house. In Smuggler's Top she is shown to be claustrophobic since she is frightened of encroached spaces since it reminds her of bad dreams she has.
  • Timothy (Timmy or Tim): Timothy, sometimes called Tim, is George's dog. Timmy is the archetypal loyal mongrel – very clever, affectionate and loyal to the Five and to George in particular; he provides physical protection for the children on multiple occasions. George adores Timmy and thinks that he is the best dog in the world. In the first book of the series, George's parents have forbidden her to keep Timmy and George is forced to hide him with a friend in the village. After the end of the Five's first adventure, her parents relent and she is allowed to keep him.
  • Jo, the gypsy girl: Jo, clever but wild, joins the Five on several adventures and is especially friendly towards Dick. She is approximately the same age as the children. She is a tomboy, like George. Her mother and father were in the circus before being imprisoned for theft.
  • Aunt Fanny: Fanny is George's mother, and aunt to Dick, Julian and Anne. Called Aunt Fanny by Julian, Dick and Anne, she is married to Uncle Quentin, and is, through most of Blyton's Famous Five novels, the principal maternal figure in the lives of the children.
  • Uncle Quentin: Quentin is George's father, and a world-famous scientist, who is kidnapped or held hostage in several of the children's adventures. He possesses a quick temper and has little tolerance for children on school holidays, but is nevertheless not as heartless as he may at first seem. In the first book of the series, it is established that he is the brother of Julian, Dick and Anne's father.
  • Joanna: Joanna is the lady help at George's house. She is an extremely kind woman who is often present at Kirrin Cottage when Uncle Quentin and Aunt Fanny go off somewhere. All the four cousins are extremely attached to her.

The characters, as is usual in Blyton's fiction, are outlined with very few words, and there is very limited description of scenes, but this style and the fast pace of the writing keeps children's attention and is seen by enthusiasts as fuelling their imagination and encouraging them to think for themselves. Blyton's characterisation, however, has also been much criticised as being stereotyped and encouraging sexist attitudes; and the books have as a result been extensively parodied. famous five is a must-read.

Bibliography

Original novels

Enid Blyton wrote 21 Famous Five books; in chronological order they are:

  1. Five on a Treasure Island (1942)
  2. Five Go Adventuring Again (1943)
  3. Five Run Away Together (1944)
  4. Five Go to Smuggler's Top (1945)
  5. Five Go Off in a Caravan (1946)
  6. Five on Kirrin Island Again (1947)
  7. Five Go Off to Camp (1948)
  8. Five Get Into Trouble (1949)
  9. Five Fall Into Adventure (1950)
  10. Five on a Hike Together (1951)
  11. Five Have a Wonderful Time (1952)
  12. Five Go Down to the Sea (1953)
  13. Five Go to Mystery Moor (1954)
  14. Five Have Plenty of Fun (1955)
  15. Five on a Secret Trail (1956)
  16. Five Go to Billycock Hill (1957)
  17. Five Get Into a Fix (1958)
  18. Five on Finniston Farm (1959)
  19. Five Go to Demon's Rocks (1960)
  20. Five Have a Mystery to Solve (1962)
  21. Five Are Together Again (1962)

She also wrote The Famous Five survival guide.


Blyton also wrote a number of short stories featuring the characters. These were finally collected together in 1963 as Five Have a Puzzling Time and Other Stories.

Other book series

Claude Voilier

There are also books written originally in French by Claude Voilier (the Five have long been extremely popular in translation in the French-speaking parts of Europe) and later translated into English. The Voilier titles are:

  1. Les Cinq sont les plus forts (1971; English title: The Famous Five and the Mystery of the Emeralds)
  2. Les Cinq au bal des espions (1971; English title: The Famous Five in Fancy Dress)
  3. Le Marquis appelle les Cinq (1972; English title: The Famous Five and the Stately Homes Gang)
  4. Les Cinq au Cap des tempêtes (1972; English title: The Famous Five and the Missing Cheetah)
  5. Les Cinq à la Télévision (1973; English title: The Famous Five Go on Television)
  6. Les Cinq et les pirates du ciel (1973; English title: The Famous Five and the Hijackers)
  7. Les Cinq contre le masque noir (1974; English title: The Famous Five Versus the Black Mask)
  8. Les Cinq et le galion d'or (1974; English title: The Famous Five and the Golden Galleon)
  9. Les Cinq font de la brocante (1975; English title: The Famous Five and the Inca God)
  10. Les Cinq se mettent en quatre (1975; English title: The Famous Five and the Pink Pearls)
  11. Les Cinq dans la cité secrète (1976; English title: The Famous Five and the Secret of the Caves)
  12. La fortune sourit aux Cinq (1976; English title: The Famous Five and the Cavalier's Treasure)
  13. Les Cinq et le rayon Z (1977; English title: The Famous Five and the Z-Rays)
  14. Les Cinq vendent la peau de l'ours (1977; English title: The Famous Five and the Blue Bear Mystery)
  15. Les Cinq aux rendez-vous du diable (1978; English title: The Famous Five in Deadly Danger)
  16. Du neuf pour les Cinq (1978; English title: The Famous Five and the Strange Legacy)
  17. Les Cinq et le trésor de Roquépine (1979; English title: The Famous Five and the Knights' Treasure)
  18. Les Cinq et le diamant bleu (1979; reprinted in 1980 as Les Cinq et le rubis d'Akbar; never translated into English)
  19. Les Cinq jouent serré (1980; English title: The Famous Five and the Strange Scientist)
  20. Les Cinq en croisière (1980; never translated into English)
  21. Les Cinq contre les fantômes (1981; never translated into English)
  22. Les Cinq en Amazonie (1983; never translated into English)
  23. Les Cinq et le trésor du pirate (1984; never translated into English)
  24. Les Cinq contre le loup-garou (1985; never translated into English)

Sarah Bosse

Starting in 2004, an additional 21 new Famous Five novels written by Sarah Bosse have been published in Germany, but as yet, they have not been translated into English. The 10th Bosse book, published in February 2007, is numbered 50 in the German sequence, and is a two-in-one volume, although the second novel in the volume is a sequel to the first.[citation needed]

Film and Television Adaptations

Films

There exist two Children's Film Foundation films of the Famous Five books – Five On A Treasure Island, made in 1957, and Five Have A Mystery To Solve, produced in 1963.

Two of the Famous Five stories by Enid Blyton have been filmed by Danish director Katrine Hedman. The cast consisted of Danish actors and were originally released in Danish. Ove Sprogøe stars as Uncle Quentin. The movies are: De 5 og spionerne (Five and the Spies) (1969) and De 5 i fedtefadet (Famous Five Get in Trouble) (1970).

All four of the films have been released on DVD in their respective countries.

Television

Jennifer Thanisch as Anne, Michele Gallagher as Georgina, Gary Russell as Dick, Marcus Harris as Julian from "The Famous Five" (1978–1979) television series

1978 series

The Famous Five 1978 television series was produced by Southern Television and Portman Productions for the ITV network in the UK, in 26 episodes of thirty minutes. It starred Michele Gallagher as Georgina, Marcus Harris as Julian, Jennifer Thanisch as Anne, Gary Russell as Dick, Toddy Woodgate as Timmy, Michael Hinz as Uncle Quentin and Sue Best as Aunt Fanny. It also starred Ronald Fraser, John Carson, Patrick Troughton, James Villiers, Cyril Luckham and Brian Glover. The screenplays were written by Gloria Tors, Gail Renard, Richard Carpenter and Richard Sparks. The episodes were directed by Peter Duffell, Don Leaver, James Gatward and Mike Connor. The series was produced by Don Leaver and James Gatward. Most of the outdoor filming was done in the New Forest and parts of Dorset and Devon.

Finnish punk rock band Widows (of Helsinki) made three different cover versions of the theme song, first one in early 1979, as did Irish indie outfit Fleur, in 1996.[6]

All the books apart from Five Have a Mystery to Solve and Five Have Plenty of Fun were dramatised; the first two were excluded because the Children's Film Foundation still had the film and TV rights to the books (see below), and the third because it could not fit in the production schedule. Plans to make a third series which would have included this story plus new ones written purely for television were abandoned after the Blyton estate exercised its veto.

The 1978 series was originally released on video by Portman Productions with reasonable regularity between 1983 and 1999, many of which are still easy to find second-hand, although the sound and picture quality is not always what it could be. A four-disc DVD collection, containing 23 of the 26 episodes produced for the 1978 series (and two episodes from the 1996 series) was released in region 4 (Australia and New Zealand) in 2005. The box and disc art identify it as a release of 1996 series. (The distributor had licenced the 1996 series but due to an administrative glitch, it was supplied with master tapes and artwork for the 1978 series.) The error was corrected in a later release.

A 7 DVD set containing the entire series and extensive bonus material was released in October 2010 in Germany.

1996 series

A later series, Famous Five 1996, initiated by Victor Glynn of Portman Zenith was produced around 1996, a co-production between a number of companies including Tyne Tees Television, HTV, Zenith North and the German channel ZDF (this was also shown on ITV in the UK). Unlike the previous series, this was a period piece, set in Wales, and also unlike the previous series it dramatised all the original books. Of the juvenile actors the best-known is probably Jemima Rooper, who played George. Julian was portrayed by Marco Williamson, Dick by Paul Child and Anne was portrayed by Laura Petela. Timmy the dog was called Connal in real life. In this series, because of the slang meaning of the word fanny, Aunt Fanny was known as Aunt Frances played by Mary Waterhouse. In some but not all recent reprints of the book, the character has been re-christened Aunt Franny.

The 1996 series was released in its entirety on video; only the adaptation of Five On A Treasure Island seems to have been released on DVD in the UK, although there are apparently some rare mainland European DVD releases of the series, available via certain websites in the UK (these are, of course, Region 2 DVDs). Fans of the series remain mystified as to why both the 1970s and 1990s series have never been officially released in their entirety in the UK – the country in which they were made, and Enid Blyton's home country.

A three-disc DVD collection, containing 13 of the 26 episodes of the 1996 series, was released in Australia and New Zealand in 2005 (these are region 4 DVDs). This release followed the erroneous release of the 1978 series with 1996 artwork, and is marked "Revised Edition" to avoid confusion.

Famous 5: On the Case

See Famous 5: On the Case
Jo, Max, Allie, Dylan and Timmy from "Famous 5: On the Case" (2008)

A new animated TV series of the Famous Five began airing 2008. Famous 5: On the Case is set in modern times and features the children of the original Famous Five. These children are Max (the son of Julian and Brandine), Dylan (son of Dick and Michelle), Jo (daughter of George and Ravi, a tomboy who, like her mother, prefers a shorter name to her given name Jyoti) and Allie (daughter of Anne and John).[7] It has not been stated whether their dog is the son of the previous dog, too. The new series was first announced in 2005, and is a co-production between Chorion (which currently owns all Famous Five rights) and Marathon in association with France 3 and The Disney Channel. Disney confirmed their involvement in December 2006.[8] Stories were developed by Douglas Tuber and Tim Maile, who have previously written for Lizzie McGuire. Chorion claims on its Web site that "these new programmes will remain faithful to the themes of mystery and adventure central to Enid Blyton’s classic series of books."[9] Blyton's biographer, Barbara Stoney, however claims it is nothing like the original stories.[10] In total, there will be 130 episodes, and each episode will be 22 minutes long.

Reunion series

On 28 August 2007, it was announced on the BBC News website that a revival of The Famous Five is being developed.[11] Julian, Dick, Anne and Georgina were all going to be in the story – now all as adults in their forties; they would also be joined by a descendant of Timmy The Dog. Co-developer Twofour states "casting and writing talent is still very much under wraps and no broadcaster is yet confirmed. However, some of the best-known acting talent in Britain is already under consideration."[12]

Other Adaptations

Audio dramas

Hodder Headline produced in the late 1990s audio dramas in English, which were published on Tape and CD. All 21 episodes of the original books were dramatised.

The 21 original stories by Enid Blyton have been released in the 70s as Fünf Freunde audio dramas in Germany as well. The speakers were the German dubbing artists for Gallagher, Thanisch, Russell and Harris, the protagonists of the first television series.

For the sequels (not written by Blyton and decidedly more "modern" action-oriented stories) the speakers were replaced by younger ones, because it was felt that they sounded too mature. In addition to the original Blyton books, another 80+ stories have subsequently been released and published as radio plays and books in Germany. They are based on the original characters, but written by various German writers.

Theatre

A 1997 musical was made to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Enid Blyton's birth with the title The Famous Five and later released on DVD as The Famous Five – Smuggler’s Gold – The Musical.
Principal actors: Elizabeth Marsland, Lyndon Ogbourne, Matthew Johnson, Vicky Taylor, Jon Lee, Director: Roz Storey[13] and also in the five

A brand new musical adaptation was premiered at the Tabard Theatre on the 8 December 2009 and played until 10 January 2010.

Gamebooks

Two sets of gamebooks in a Choose Your Own Adventure style have been published. These books involve reading small sections of print and being given two or more options to follow, with a different page number for each option. The first series of these, written by Stephen Thraves, featured stories loosely based on the original books. They were issued in plastic wallets with accessories such as maps, dice and codebooks. The gamebooks were titled as follows:

  1. The Wreckers' Tower Game, based on Five Go Down to the Sea
  2. The Haunted Railway Game, based on Five Go Off to Camp
  3. The Whispering Island Game, based on Five Have a Mystery to Solve
  4. The Sinister Lake Game, based on Five On a Hike Together
  5. The Wailing Lighthouse Game, based on Five Go to Demon's Rocks
  6. The Secret Airfield Game, based on Five Go to Billycock Hill
  7. The Shuddering Mountain Game, based on Five Get into a Fix
  8. The Missing Scientist Game, based on Five Have a Wonderful Time

The second series, written by Mary Danby, was entitled "The Famous Five and You".[14] These consisted of abridged versions of the original text, with additional text for the alternative story routes. The books in this series were based on the first six original Famous Five books:

  1. The Famous Five and You Search for Treasure!
  2. The Famous Five and You Find Adventure!
  3. The Famous Five and You Run Away!
  4. The Famous Five and You Search for Smugglers!
  5. The Famous Five and You Take Off!
  6. The Famous Five and You Underground!

Video games

In 1990 an interactive fiction computer game based on the first of the books, Five On A Treasure Island, was released. It was programmed by Colin Jordan and first released for the SAM Coupé by Enigma Variations.

He originally started coding the game on the ZX Spectrum using his own "worldscape" technique. When the SAM Coupé was launched, he switched to it as the target platform while still hosting the code on the ZX Spectrum. He later ported it to the Amstrad CPC and completed the ZX Spectrum version. The game was also ported to the Commodore 64, Amiga and Atari ST by others.

Later Ravensburger published the interactive CD games Famous Five The Silver Tower, Famous Five Treasure Island, Famous Five – Kidnapped for the PC or Mac.

Comic books

Six comic books created by Bernard Dufossé and scripted by Serge Rosenzweig and Rafael Carlo Marcello were released in France between 1982 and 1986, under the title Le Club des Cinq. Most of comic books in the series are based on Famous Five books created by Claude Voilier. Books were released by Hachette Livre. The first three of these volumes have also been released in English, under the name Famous Five.[15] The titles included "Famous Five and the Golden Galleon" (which featured a sunken ship that was laden with gold with the Five fending off villains seeking to make off with the gold, "Famous Five and the Treasure of the Templars", where it transpires that Kirrin Castle is actually a Templar Castle that houses their hidden treasure which the Five ultimately secure with the help of members of the order, and "Famous Five and the Inca God" which was set in an antiquities museum and dealt with the theft of an Incan fetish.

Beginning in September 1985 a series of monthly Comic Magazine titles Enid Blyton's Adventure Magazine were published. Each issue published a full length illustrative comic book story adapted from Famous 5 Novels. The series came to end in the 1990s.

Parodies

The Five also inspired the Comic Strip parody Five Go Mad in Dorset and its sequel Five Go Mad On Mescalin, in which the characters express sympathies with Nazi Germany and opposition to the Welfare State, homosexuals, immigrants and Jews, in an extremely broad parody not so much of Blyton but of wider perceived 1950s prejudices.[16] The parodies were deliberately set towards the end of the original Famous Five "era" (1942–1963) so as to make the point that the books were already becoming outmoded while they were still being written, although the continuing popularity[citation needed] of the books even in the 21st century may be seen to suggest otherwise. Both parodies made use of Famous Five set pieces, such as the surrender of the criminals at the end when Julian states "We're the Famous Five!", the arrival of the police just in the nick of time, and the appeal for "some of your home-made ices" at a village shop.

In the late eighties, Australian comedy team The D-Generation parodied The Famous Five on their breakfast radio show as a five-part serial entitled The Famous Five Get Their Teeth Kicked In. The parody was based on the first book Five on a Treasure Island.

A 2005 story in The Guardian' also parodies the Famous Five. It argues that Anne, Dick, George and Julian are caricatures rather than characters, portraying Anne as having no life outside of domestic labour. It highlights what the writer, Lucy Mangan, considers to be the power struggle between Dick, George and Julian while Anne is sidelined.[17]

On 31 October 2009, the BBC program The Impressions Show featured a sketch where Ross Kemp meets The Famous Five. It was a parody of his hugely successful Sky One show, Ross Kemp On Gangs.

In the book The Big Goal by Rob Childs, Andrew mentions that a girls team won against 'some rubbish lot called The Famous Five'.

The Famous Five Effect

The seemingly perpetual youth of the Famous Five who experience a world of seemingly endless holidays while not ageing significantly, known more generally as a floating timeline, has been highlighted by a number of contemporary children's fiction authors as an influence upon their own work. J. K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series of books has been quoted as saying of the titular character: "in book four the hormones are going to kick in – I don't want him stuck in a state of permanent pre-pubescence like poor Julian in the Famous Five!"[18]

References

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  2. ^ https://niranjana.wordpress.com/tag/famous-five/
  3. ^ http://www.enidblytonsociety.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=770
  4. ^ Famous Five to return in new book, Sky News, 24 August 2008
  5. ^ Geoghegan, Tom (5 September 2008). "The mystery of Enid Blyton's revival". BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7591648.stm. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
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  7. ^ "Famous Five get modern makeover". Stuff.co.nz. Reuters. 22 March 2008. http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/326309. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  8. ^ Sanderson, David (4 December 2006). "Famous Five to get a Disney makeover". The Times (London). http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article659361.ece. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  9. ^ http://www.chorion.co.uk/chorion/brand/famfive
  10. ^ "Gosh! Look what Disney's done to Enid Blyton's Famous Five". Daily Mail (London). 20 March 2008. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-540056/Gosh-Look-Disneys-Enid-Blytons-Famous-Five.html#ixzz0pfMMZ8z5. 
  11. ^ "TV series for 'adult' Famous Five". BBC News. 28 August 2007. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6967050.stm. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  12. ^ http://www.twofourbroadcast.com/news-famous-five.asp
  13. ^ The Famous Five – The Musical: Smuggler's Gold, Amazon
  14. ^ The Famous Five and You
  15. ^ Euro Comics in English: The Famous Five by Rosenzweig and Dufosse
  16. ^ Milmo, Cahill "Back for more jolly japes: the return of the Famous Five" The Independent, 5 December 2006
  17. ^ Mangan, Lucy The Famous Five – in their own words The Guardian, 22 December 2005
  18. ^ Carey, Joanna, "Who hasn't met Harry?", The Guardian, 16 February 1999

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