Arthur Ransome Under Sail

Author: Roger Wardale

Publisher: Stobart Davies Limited

ISBN: 9781850588559

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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"Recundra -- Nancy Blackett -- Lottie Blossom -- Peter Duck -- Selina King -- Swallow"--Cover.

Great Northern?

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9781567922592

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4531


Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons series has stood the test of time. Ransome is not only a great storyteller, writing from first-hand experience, but each story celebrates eternally valuable qualities of practical knowledge, independence, and initiative. The twelve books are for children or grownups--anyone captivated by a world of sailing, adventure, and imagination. Here is the twelfth, and last Swallows and Amazons book published in Arthur Ransome's lifetime. People familiar with the earlier titles will recognize the pattern: children set out on an adventure (this one off the coast of Scotland) with a minimum of parental advice and interference. Here, the story centers on a desperate race to thwart the efforts of pernicious egg collectors threatening the survival of a pair of rare birds not previously known to nest in British waters (actually, the bird is the handsome North American "Great Northern Diver," more commonly called a loon).

Arthur Ransome on the Broads

Author: Roger Wardale

Publisher: Amberley Pub Plc

ISBN: 9781445611525

Category: History

Page: 95

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The inside story of the two Swallows and Amazons books set on the Norfolk Broads.

Peter Duck

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448155290

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 608

View: 1485


‘Why do they call him Black Jake? Is it because of his hair?’ Titty asked. ‘Because of his heart’ said Peter Duck The Swallows and Amazons, as well as Captain Flint and the ancient able seaman Peter Duck, set sail on the Wild Cat bound for the Channel. But they are shadowed by the Viper, manned by none other than Black Jake - a beastly pirate with a dark plan. Can the children race ahead and uncover the buried treasure before the pirate? Can they survive storms, earthquakes, crabs and even a waterspout and make it home? BACKSTORY: Find out if you would be a good sailor aboard the Wild Cat and learn all about the real location that inspired the author.

Swallows and Amazons

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 022460631X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 351

View: 2764


A master storyteller, sympathetically in touch with real children and their interests, has created characters who are accepted as friends by children everywhere, not to mention plots which are eminently plausible and unexpected.' SUNDAY TIMES, in an article listing Swallows and Amazons among '99 Best Books for Children.

Swallows, Amazons and Coots

A Reading of Arthur Ransome

Author: Julian Lovelock

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 0718844645

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

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In 1929, Arthur Ransome (1884-1967), a journalist and war correspondent who was on the books of MI6, turned his hand to writing adventure stories for children. The result was Swallows and Amazons and eleven more wonderful books followed, spanning inpublication the turbulent years from 1930 to 1947. They changed the course of children's literature and have never been out of print since. In them, Ransome creates a world of escape so close to reality that it is utterly believable, a world in which things always turn out right in the end. Yet Swallows, Amazons and Coots shows that, to be properly appreciated today, the novels must be read as products of their era, inextricably bound up with Ransome's life and times as he bore witness to the end of Empire and the dark days of the Second World War. In the first critical book devoted wholly to the series, Julian Lovelock explores each novel in turn, offering an erudite assessment of Ransome's creative process and narrative technique, and highlighting his contradictory politics, his defence of rural England, and his reflections on colonialism and the place of women in society. Thus Lovelock demonstrates convincingly that, despite first appearances, the novels challenge as much as reinforce the pervading attitudes of their time.Written with a lightness of touch and enlivened by Ransome's own illustrations, Swallows, Amazons and Coots is both fresh and nostalgic. It will appeal to anyone who has enjoyed the world of Swallows and Amazons, and there is plenty here to challenge both the student and the Ransome enthusiast.

Discovering Swallows & Ransomes

An Autobiography Inspired by Arthur Ransome and His Real-life Characters

Author: John Berry

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 9781850588146


Page: 200

View: 9310


This is a unique collection of rare experiences, enterprise and adventure that gives an insight into the unusual attributes of Arthur Ransome and the exceptional characters to be found in his books.
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A Philosopher at the Admiralty

Author: Peter Johnson

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1845404300

Category: Philosophy

Page: 230

View: 3867


This book is volume one of a two-part series (volumes sold separately). Taken together, the two volumes of A Philosopher at War examine the political thought of the philosopher and archaeologist, R.G. Collingwood, against the background of the First and Second World Wars. Collingwood served in Admiralty Intelligence during the First World War and although he was not physically robust enough to play an active role in the Second World War, he was swift to condemn the policies of appeasement which he thought largely responsible for bringing it about. The author uses a blend of political philosophy, history and discussion of political policy to uncover what Collingwood says about the First World War, the Peace Treaty which followed it and the crises which led to the Second World War in 1939, together with the response he mustered to it before his death in 1943. The aim is to reveal the kind of liberalism he valued and explain why he valued it. By 1940 Collingwood came to see that a liberalism separated from Christianity would be unable to meet the combined evils of Fascism and Nazism. How Collingwood arrived at this position, and how viable he finally considered it, is the story told in these volumes.

Arthur Ransome

A Bibliography

Author: Wayne G. Hammond

Publisher: Oak Knoll Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 371

View: 341


A prolific 20th-century author, editor, critic, reviewer and foreign correspondent, Arthur Ransome is historically considered one of the most important English children's writers between the wars. This first comprehensive bibliography describes in detail the various editions of the books he wrote and to which he contributed. Included in this work are more than 1,500 contributions by Ransome to newspapers and magazines, with extensive notes on their publication history. Among these contributions are controversial reports from Russia during World War I and the rise of the Bolsheviks.