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For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the twelve books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike - by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination.
Arthur Michell Ransome was an English author and journalist. He is best known for writing the Swallows and Amazons series of children's books about the school-holiday adventures of children, mostly in the Lake District and the Norfolk Broads. A native of Wales, Gareth has recorded hundreds of audiobooks from James Herbert to Shakespeare! and radio plays, he has provided narratives for wildlife documentaries, corporate training, English Language Teaching, audio guides and promos for American cable channels QVC and CNBC.
'A book that has stood the test of time ... enchanting and escapist.' -- Sunday Express 'You'll want to give this to your children as a window on a time when adventures came from swimming, fishing, camping and exploring rather than in an Xbox.' -- The Independent 'All the thrills of Treasure Island and Robinson Crusoe.' -- The Daily Telegraph 'Absolutely fantastic.' -- The Daily Express 'Thrilling not only to young readers fond of the sea, but also to older readers who remember how they enjoyed sea stories when they themselves were young.' -- The Scotsman