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John, Susan, Titty and Roger return to the lake for another summer camping on their island with their old allies, Nancy and Peggy, otherwise known as the Amazon pirates. But immediately disaster strikes when the Swallows find themselves marooned ashore by the shipwreck of their boat. But if they can't have the island, there's always Swallowdale, the secret valley, hidden from the world and containing an extra secret concealed within it.
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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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"Quite an achievement" * The Guardian * "There is plenty of excitement, a little danger, a quality of thinking, planning and fun which is delightful and stimulating" * Times Literary Supplement * "Swallowdale is a real book . . . Even better than Swallows and Amazons" * Time and Tide *

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