My week or so off-grid has led to the initial notes of what will surely be my magnum opus, a detailed critique and analysis of The Famous Five series.
Spoiler: my conclusion is that it is in fact a work of science fiction set in a post-scarcity society.
I am not yet certain if it is utopian or dystopian, and look forward to making a case for each.
Working title: "Almost as Good as a Boy"
Consider this a friendly, local pub. Make yourself at home, bring your friends, have a good time! Meet new people, have a laugh, enjoy the ambience, and the Oxford commas.