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.

Nancy Blackett

under sail with Arthur Ransome
Author: Roger Wardale
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
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Discovering Swallows & Ransomes

An Autobiography Inspired by Arthur Ransome and His Real-life Characters
Author: John Berry
Publisher: Sigma Press
ISBN: 9781850588146
Category:
Page: 200
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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.

Great Northern?


Author: Arthur Ransome
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 9781567922592
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 352
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The twelfth and final book in Arthur Ransom's Swallows and Amazons series. In this one children set out on an adventure off the coast of Scotland to save a pair of loons not previously known to nest in British waters.

A Philosopher at the Admiralty


Author: Peter Johnson
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1845404300
Category: Philosophy
Page: 230
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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 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.

Under the Black Flag

The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates
Author: David Cordingly
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307763072
Category: History
Page: 336
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For this rousing, revisionist history, the former head of exhibitions at England's National Maritime Museum has combed original documents and records to produce a most authoritative and definitive account of piracy's "Golden Age." As he explodes many accepted myths (i.e. "walking the plank" is pure fiction), Cordingly replaces them with a truth that is more complex and often bloodier. 16 pp. of photos. Maps. From the Hardcover edition.

Approaching Arthur Ransome


Author: Peter Hunt
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 192
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Much has been written about the life of Arthur Ransome. Yet, until now, there has been no critical assessment of his legacy to English literature. Dr Hunt begins his study with the astonishing stream of writings Ransome produced in his twenties before the First World War - among them books on French literature, on the work of Poe and Wilde, on the pleasures of Bohemian life. For Hunt, three books culled from Ransome's Russian journalism reveal as much about their author as about the turmoil of revolution. These led to a ten-year association with the Manchester Guardian, where Ransome first published his classic fishing essays. Hunt examines the mature technique of the books for children. With the 'Swallows and Amazons' series Ransome invented a new genre, whose sales were to reach many millions. A deep commitment to democracy and freedom (though never licence) is seen as the hallmark of their lasting quality. These books, together with Ransome's Autobiography, continue to have a wide following among adults as well as children. Their author was honoured in 1990, long after his death, with the founding of the Arthur Ransome Society.

Fishing


Author: Arthur Ransome
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107622182
Category: History
Page: 32
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The National Book League was a precursor to the current Booktrust, and was set up in 1924 by the Society of Bookmen in order to promote reading, particularly among the young. To that end, the NBL issued Reader's Guides on a variety of subjects, each written by an author with expertise in that field and containing an annotated bibliography of recommended titles on the subject. Arthur Ransome was a keen fisherman as well as a famous children's author, and fishing and other outdoor pursuits feature often in his books. This Reader's Guide was published in 1955 and features Ransome's recommendations for books on fishing, broken down by varieties of fish and fishing practices.

The Firebird and Other Russian Fairy Tales


Author: Arthur Ransome
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486146634
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
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Choice collection of 9 classic tales tells of magical beasts, frightful giants, wicked witches, and beguiling creatures of the sea. A delight for fairy tale fans of all ages.

Ransome the artist

sketches, illustrations and paintings
Author: Arthur Ransome,Taqui Altounyan,Abbot Hall Art Gallery,Arthur Ransome Society
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 188
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The Mariner's Book of Days 2006


Author: Peter H. Spectre
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574092011
Category:
Page: 70
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Arthur Ransome on Fishing


Author: Arthur Ransome,Jeremy Swift
Publisher: Random House Uk Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 280
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Arthur Ransome began to fish as a boy in the Lake District, but the pursuit became almost an obsession when he lived in Russia during World War I and reported the Revolution and its aftermath for the Daily News and the Manchester Guardian. When he returned to England with Trotsky's secretary as his wife, he settled in Lakeland and began his four-year weekly column Rod and Line for the Guardian, stopping only to write the twelve Swallows and Amazons books for children which made him famous. Although he published a few of these and other fishing essays in two books, Rod and Line and Mainly about Fishing, most of his writing and broadcasting on the subject has never appeared in book form.

Swallows and Amazons for Ever!


Author: Arthur Ransome
Publisher: Arrow
ISBN: 9780099964209
Category: Adventure
Page: 392
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Contains "Coot Club" and "The Big Six"

Arthur Ransome


Author: Peter Hunt
Publisher: Twayne Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 170
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Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Arthur Ransome.

Signalling from Mars

the letters of Arthur Ransome
Author: Arthur Ransome,Hugh Brogan
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 377
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Hugh Brogan writes in his Introduction: 'Ransome in large part lived through his correspondence. He wrote letters as easily as we make phone calls (He did not possess a telephone until he was in his fifties). Their language is still vital with his character. Hundreds survive and add up to a literary achievement that deserves to be put in print as much as his stories for children. We seem to come especially close to the man writing. . . and because of the letters'spontaneity, I have let them compose themselves into a portrait of the writer in all his boyisness, his energy, his intellegence, his geniality (and his fretfulness)and the immense variety of his skills and interests'. Brogan says he has 'tried to be as light-hearted an editor as possible producing 'a reader-friendly selection rather than a definitive edition of documents'. He begins with Ransome in St Petersburg at the start of the Great War in 1914, and includes a breif commentary as well as some of the drawings with which Ransome decorated his correspondance.

Peter Duck


Author: Arthur Ransome
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448155290
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 608
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‘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.

The Crisis in Russia


Author: Arthur Ransome
Publisher: 1st World Publishing
ISBN: 9781595406095
Category: Fiction
Page: 140
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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - THE characteristic of a revolutionary country is that change is a quicker process there than elsewhere. As the revolution recedes into the past the process of change slackens speed. Russia is no longer the dizzying kaleidoscope that it was in 1917. No longer does it change visibly from week to week as it changed in 19l8. Already, to get a clear vision of the direction in which it is changing, it is necessary to visit it at intervals of six months, and quite useless to tap the political barometer several times a day as once upon a time one used to do. . . . But it is still changing very fast. My jourrnal of "Russia in 1919,"while giving as I believe a fairly accurate pictureof the state of affairs in February and March of 1919, pictures a very different stage in the development of the revolution from that which would be found by observers today. The prolonged state of crisis in which the country has been kept by external war, while strengthening the ruling party by rallying even their enemies to their support, has had the other effects that a national crisis always has on the internal politics of a country. Methods of government which in normal times would no doubt be softened or disguised by ceremonial usage are used nakedly and justified by necessity.

Racundra's third cruise


Author: Arthur Ransome,Brian Hammett
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: N.A
Category: Travel
Page: 128
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THIS IS A NEW, UNPUBLISHED, ARTHUR RANSOME STORY. It describes a sailing cruise in Latvia with his new wife Evgenia (formerly Trotsky's secretary) up the Aa River, from Riga to Mitau and back. A classic Ransome story, it is illustrated with his own photos. Swallows and Amazons is responsible for more people taking up sailing that any other book. Arthur Ransome's style is unique and appeals to children and adults alike. The book was collated by Brian Hammett from Ransome's (often hand-written) manuscript, and a foreword puts the book in perspective.

Children's Literature Association Quarterly


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Children's literature
Page: N.A
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