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Secret Water

By Arthur Ransome

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Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 06 September 2001
John, Susan, Titty and Roger, the crew of the Swallow, take on the job of mapping the mass of small islands round Pin Mill while living on the biggest one. But who are the mysterious savages who lurk in the islands - and is the tribal totem they find in their campsite a threat of attack. ?

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A timeless classic, beautifully rejacketed. One of twelve Arthur Ransome titles reissued this month

About the Author

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.

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Fans of Arthur Ransome's beloved Swallows and Amazons series from the 1930s can enjoy yet another volume with the reissue of Secret Water, the eighth installment in the ongoing nautical adventures of the Walker and Blackett children (Swallows and Amazons, respectively), now camping out alone on a desert island. With black-and-white illustrations.

"A magnificent exploring adventure" * Times Literary Supplement *

EAN: 9780099427230
ISBN: 0099427230
Publisher: Red Fox
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.4 centimetres (0.25 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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