First Published 1949 by Newnes

Newnes Edition 
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Newnes wrapper by Bertram Prance
The setting is back in Shropshire below the Stiperstones.
Tom and Jenny start the adventure with a visit to the market at Bishop's Castle and Tom's purchase of an unusual gift for his friend.
The following events make them send for the rest of the club, and there's a race for the treasure.

First Edition: light tan boards. Red blocking on the spine and front board, the latter giving title, author and the pine tree logo.

2nd 1950
3rd 1957: green boards; map eps; 8 full page b/w illustrations; 256pp; d/w with vignette of spoon on spine.
4th 1960: as 3rd.

Other Editions:
Chapter 3, abridged, published by Burke in 1950 under title A Strange Couple in the anthology 'Story Trove'; with one special illustration by Bertram Prance.

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Mickey Mouse Weekly comics
with the serial
Mickey Mouse Weekly Comic 1952:
Serialised in twenty-four episodes starting in the issue dated 15th March, until the issue for 23rd August, illustrated with spot drawings by 'Gaffron'.
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serial page from issue 22nd March 1952

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The Merlin cover
Merlin 1967:
Paperback; map; cover and 6 illustrations by Michael Whittlesea; 190pp; Merlin number M7; reprinted 1968: cp 2/6; last page describes other Lone Pines in Merlin.

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Collins Budget edition cover
Collins Budget 1972:
A revised hardback edition with illustrated boards. Artist not credited.
160pp; map but no illustrations; ISBN 0-00-160230-6; no cover price.

Armada 1975:
Paperback edition; map; no illustrations; cover not credited; 159pp; Armada number C1060; cp 40p.
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Armada cover

Goodchild edition wrapper. Click to enlarge
Goodchild edition dustwrapper
artwork by Gordon King
Goodchild 1984:
Revised hardback edition. Dark blue cloth with gold blocking on spine only; 169 pages; no illustrations but redrawn map on each endpaper.
Full colour wrap-around dustwrapper illustration by Gordon King; cp 6.25.net; ISBN 0-86391-013-0
Girls Gone By 2008:
New paperback edition; full original text and illustrations from the first edition.
Additional material includes an introduction by Mary Cadogan, an introduction to Malcolm Saville by Mark O'Hanlon and a publishing history by me.
In addition there are three collections of illustrations which appeared in various other editions. There is an extra illustration by Bertram Prance which never appeared in the full book, several by Gaffron from the Mickey Mouse Weekly serialisation and all of Michael Whittlesea's lovely illustrations for the Merlin paperback edition.

ISBN 978-1-84745-038-8; obtainable from the publishers direct - see 'Links' page.

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paperback edition by
Girls Gone By

Foreign Editions:

Dymocks 1951
Australian edition; hardback with dustwrapper.
Illustrations and wrapper by Bertram Prance.

[For information on this edition, thanks to Mike McGary]

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Australian edition dustwrapper
Dymocks 1951
courtesy of Mike McGary

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Spanish edition cover
Molino 1964
Molino 1964: Spanish translation as LOS CINCO DEL PINO SOLITARIO.
A hardback edition with pictorial boards and dustwrapper; 238 pages; translation by E. de Obregon with text illustrations by Bertram Prance. The cover artwork is by Pablo Ramirez.

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created April 2001
Last updated May 2008