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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.
"The seventh of the Arthur Ransome books about the Swallows and the Amazons, and I really think it is the best" * The Sunday Times * "Arthur Ransome's adventure books are an institution, and Christmas is the richer because of his invention, gravity, and solid matter" * Times Literary Supplement * "The most exciting of the whole Swallows and Amazon series" * New Statesman *