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A timeless classic, beautifully rejacketed. One of twelve Arthur Ransome titles reissued this month
Arthur Ransome was born in Leeds in l884 and went to school at Rugby. He was in Russia in l917, and witnessed the Revolution, which he reported for the Manchester Guardian. After escaping to Scandinavia, he settled in the Lake District with his Russian wife where, in l929, he wrote Swallows and Amazons. And so began a writing career which has produced some of the real children's treasures of all time. In 1936 he won the first ever Carnegie Medal for his book, Pigeon Post.
"Stands out in triumph. It is firm, intelligent, in tune with twentieth-century mentality and well-written" * Times Literary Supplement * "Quite up to the best standards of its predecessors, and to all old Ransome devotees the return to the lake of the first novels gives an added pleasure" * Glasgow Herald * "Stands out in triumph" * Times Literary Supplement *