A cracking, humorous, nostalgic adventure novel for grown-ups by Suzy & Neil Howlett, imagining the future paths of those ‘well known’ Kirrin cousins loved by so many as children. Enid Blyton did not write this book.


Set in 1979, the Kirrins are now grown-up forty-somethings. Smooth, successful entrepreneur Julian has big investment plans for Kirrin Island, but needs to convince Dick, Anne and George – not an easy task! Touching, humorous and affectionate, this novel will delight anyone who wonders how their favourite characters might have grown up and coped in a changing world. Can adults ever really dip their toes into childhood rock pools?

—by Neil & Suzy Howlett

Return to Kirrin: learn more

  • Read about the book here, and its authors Neil & Suzy Howlett here – and various other bits of info and links here (including Suzy’s unexpected 15 mins of viral fame!)
  • Buy a copy: Call The Hunting Raven in Frome (01373 473111), who will post one out to you.
  • Alternatively Amazon for international