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Books by Arthur Ransome

Arthur Ransome was born in Leeds in 1884. He had an adventurous life - as a baby in he was carried by his father to the top of the Old Man of Coniston, a peak that is 2,276ft high! He went to Russia in 1913 to study folklore and in 1914, at the start of World War I he became a foreign correspondent for the Daily News. In 1917 when the Russian Revolution began he became a journalist and was a special correspondent of the Guardian. He played chess with Lenin and married Trotsky's personal secretary, Evgenia Petrovna Shelepina. On their return to England, he bought a cottage near Windermere in the Lake District and began writing children's stories. In a 1958 author's note, Ransome wrote: ''I have been often asked how I came to write Swallows and Amazons. The answer is that it had its beginning long, long ago when, as children, my brother, my sisters and I spent most of our holidays on a farm at the south end of Coniston. We played in or on the lake or on the hills above . . . Going away from it we were half drowned in tears. While away from it, as children and as grown-ups, we dreamt about it. No matter where I was, wandering about the world, I used at night to look for the North Star and, in my mind's eye, could see the beloved sky-line of great hills beneath it. Swallows grew out of those old memories. I could not help writing it. It almost wrote itself.'' He published the first of his children's classics, the twelve Swallows And Amazons books, in 1930. In 1936 he won the first ever Carnegie Medal for his book, Pigeon Post. He died in 1967.
Swallows and Amazons By Arthur Ransome
Swallows and Amazonsby Arthur Ransome
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Swallowdale By Arthur Ransome
Swallowdaleby Arthur Ransome
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Coot Club By Arthur Ransome
Coot Clubby Arthur Ransome
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We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea By Arthur Ransome
We Didn't Mean to Go to Seaby Arthur Ransome
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Peter Duck By Arthur Ransome
Peter Duckby Arthur Ransome
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Secret Water By Arthur Ransome
Secret Waterby Arthur Ransome
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Swallows and Amazons By Arthur Ransome
Swallows and Amazonsby Arthur Ransome
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Pigeon Post By Arthur Ransome
Pigeon Postby Arthur Ransome
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Great Northern? By Arthur Ransome
Great Northern?by Arthur Ransome
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Coot Club By Arthur Ransome
Coot Clubby Arthur Ransome
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Peter Duck By Arthur Ransome
Peter Duckby Arthur Ransome
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The Picts and the Martyrs By Arthur Ransome
The Picts and the Martyrsby Arthur Ransome
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Winter Holiday By Arthur Ransome
Winter Holidayby Arthur Ransome
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The Big Six By Arthur Ransome
The Big Sixby Arthur Ransome
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Great Northern? By Arthur Ransome
Great Northern?by Arthur Ransome
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Swallows And Amazons By Arthur Ransome
Swallows And Amazonsby Arthur Ransome
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Old Peter's Russian Tales By Arthur Ransome
Old Peter's Russian Talesby Arthur Ransome
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We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea By Arthur Ransome
We Didn't Mean To Go To Seaby Arthur Ransome
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Pigeon Post By Arthur Ransome
Pigeon Postby Arthur Ransome
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Winter Holiday By Arthur Ransome
Winter Holidayby Arthur Ransome
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Great Northern? By Arthur Ransome
Great Northern?by Arthur Ransome
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Swallowdale By Arthur Ransome
Swallowdaleby Arthur Ransome
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Missee Lee By Arthur Ransome
Missee Leeby Arthur Ransome
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Secret Water By Arthur Ransome
Secret Waterby Arthur Ransome
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Winter Holiday By Arthur Ransome
Winter Holidayby Arthur Ransome
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Missee Lee By Arthur Ransome
Missee Leeby Arthur Ransome
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The Picts and the Martyrs By Arthur Ransome
The Picts and the Martyrsby Arthur Ransome
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Swallowdale By Arthur Ransome
Swallowdaleby Arthur Ransome
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Swallows And Amazons By Arthur Ransome
Swallows And Amazonsby Arthur Ransome
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Swallows and Amazons (stage version) By Arthur Ransome
Swallows and Amazons (stage version)by Arthur Ransome
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Rod and Line By Arthur Ransome
Rod and Lineby Arthur Ransome
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The Autobiography By Arthur Ransome
The Autobiographyby Arthur Ransome
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Old Peter's Russian Tales By Arthur Ransome
Old Peter's Russian Talesby Arthur Ransome
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Coots in the North By Arthur Ransome
Coots in the Northby Arthur Ransome
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Favorite Russian Fairy Tales By Arthur Ransome
Favorite Russian Fairy Talesby Arthur Ransome
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Racundra's Third Cruise By Arthur Ransome
Racundra's Third Cruiseby Arthur Ransome
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Pigeon Post By Arthur Ransome
Pigeon Postby Arthur Ransome
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We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea By Arthur Ransome
We Didn't Mean To Go To Seaby Arthur Ransome
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Racundra's Third Cruise By Arthur Ransome
Racundra's Third Cruiseby Arthur Ransome
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Racundra's First Cruise By Arthur Ransome
Racundra's First Cruiseby Arthur Ransome
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Swallows And Amazons By Arthur Ransome
Swallows And Amazonsby Arthur Ransome
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Little Daughter of the Snow By Arthur Ransome
Little Daughter of the Snowby Arthur Ransome
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Secret Water By Arthur Ransome
Secret Waterby Arthur Ransome
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Swallows and Amazons By Arthur Ransome
Swallows and Amazonsby Arthur Ransome
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We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea By Arthur Ransome
We Didn't Mean to Go to Seaby Arthur Ransome
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Pigeon Post By Arthur Ransome
Pigeon Postby Arthur Ransome
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Little Daughter of the Snow By Arthur Ransome
Little Daughter of the Snowby Arthur Ransome
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