My wife just bought this for me in a charity shop, and though I'd never have actively bought it, as I wasn't particularly interested in non CS EBD, it was a lovely surprise (especially for £2.50 !) to have a hardback EBD.
I am only halfway though but am enjoying this little world, it's interesting seeing the ways ideas that later come up in CS start off here. I quite like the characters too, though I want to push Philomela off something high for being so melodramatic and weedy!!
It takes a little bit of concentration to begin with, with Phillipa Phyllidia, Philomela, Philomena, Philidelphia all in one family ! It is surprising how quickly that does resolve so you know just who is who, after the first bit though.
ETA edited the older one's names as realised I'd remembered them wrong as they don't turn up much in the story!
'An adventure was one thing. But an adventure without something to eat was quite another thing. That wouldn't do at all'
Enid Blyton, The Valley of Adventure