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  • Published: 5 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781448191055
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 528

Great Northern?




The Swallows, Amazons and Ds are united again for Arthur Ransome's final story in the series

Flat on his front, binoculars to his eyes, alone at dusk, Dick makes a remarkable discovery: two rare birds, never before seen in the British Isles. Captain Flint and his crew decide to consult an expert to confirm the discovery. But when the man they ask turns out to have his collector’s eye on the birds’ eggs, not to mention skins, an enjoyable voyage around the Outer Hebrides becomes a desperate race to save the birds, and themselves…

  • Pub date: 5 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781448191055
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 528

About the Author

Arthur Ransome

Arthur Ransome was born in Leeds in 1884 and went to school at Rugby. He was in Russia in 1917, 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 1929, 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.

Ransome died in 1967. He and his wife Evgenia lie buried in the churchyard of St Paul's Church, Rusland, in the southern Lake District.

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Praise for Great Northern?

“[Ransome] makes a tale of adventure a handbook to adventure. His characters are more eager, more resourceful than the majority: that surplus of vitality is their magic”

Eric Linklater, Observer

“Written in the most beautiful English, this is one of the books which I would be proud to give to anyone”

BBC


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