Swallows and Amazons

'Swallows and Amazons for ever!' Rediscover this classic tale of adventure. The Walker children - also known as Captain John, Mate Susan, Able-Seaman Titty, and Ship's Boy Roger - set sail on the Swallow and head for Wild Cat Island.

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144813983X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 528

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'Swallows and Amazons for ever!' The Walker children - also known as Captain John, Mate Susan, Able-Seaman Titty, and Ship's Boy Roger - set sail on the Swallow and head for Wild Cat Island. There they camp under open skies, swim in clear water and go fishing for their dinner. But their days are disturbed by the Blackett sisters, the fierce Amazon pirates. The Swallows and Amazons decide to battle it out, and so begins a summer of unforgettable discoveries and incredible adventures. BACKSTORY: Crack the Swallow's code and learn all about the adventurous author.

Swallows and Amazons for Ever

Contains "Coot Club" and "The Big Six."

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Arrow

ISBN: 9780099964209

Category: Adventure

Page: 392

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Contains "Coot Club" and "The Big Six"

In Search of Swallows Amazons

Using diaries of Ransome and his wife, journals of his friends and Ransome's own notes, Roger Wardale has pieced together the story of how Swallows and Amazons and its Lake District successors came to be written.

Author: Roger Wardale

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 9781850588399

Category: English fiction

Page: 127

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Using diaries of Ransome and his wife, journals of his friends and Ransome's own notes, Roger Wardale has pieced together the story of how Swallows and Amazons and its Lake District successors came to be written.

The Big Six

ALSO BY ARTHURRANSOME Swallows and Amazons Swallowdale Peter Duck
Winter Holiday Coot Club Pigeon Post We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea Secret Water
Missee Lee The Picts and the Martyrs Great Northern? List of Illustrations At ...

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448191025

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 544

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‘Why shouldn’t we be detectives too?’ When Dick and Dorothea arrive in the Norfolk Broads all set for a blissful summer on the river, they find their friends the Death and Glories in a very bad situation. Accused of setting boats adrift, sabotage and theft, the boys are under suspicion by everyone on the river. And in the meantime, the real culprits are still at large. There’s no choice but to form a crime-busting team: The Big Six. As the evidence stacks against them, can they solve the mystery and trap the real criminals? Includes exclusive material: In ‘The Backstory’ find out about birds, boats and fish and put your own detective skills to the test! Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Swallows and Amazons

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 022460631X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 351

View: 613

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 full-length critical study of Arthur Ransome's twelve ‘Swallows and Amazons’ novels, aimed at both the general reader and undergraduate and postgraduate students of children’s literature.

Author: Julian Lovelock

Publisher: Lutterworth Press

ISBN: 0718844645

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

View: 208

A full-length critical study of Arthur Ransome's twelve ‘Swallows and Amazons’ novels, aimed at both the general reader and undergraduate and postgraduate students of children’s literature.

The Making of Swallows and Amazons 1974

In 1973 Sophie Neville was cast as Titty alongside Virginia McKenna, Ronald Fraser and Suzanna Hamilton in the film Swallows & Amazons.

Author: Sophie Neville

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 0718845897

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 266

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In 1973 Sophie Neville was cast as Titty alongside Virginia McKenna, Ronald Fraser and Suzanna Hamilton in the film Swallows & Amazons. Made before the advent of digital technology, the child stars lived out Arthur Ransome's epic adventure in the great outdoors without ever seeing a script. Encouraged by her mother, Sophie Neville kept a diary about her time filming on location in the lakes and mountains of Cumbria. Bouncy and effervescent, extracts from her childhood diary are interspersed among her memories of the cast and crew as well as photographs, maps and newspaper articles, offering a child's eye view of the making of the film from development to premiere - and the aftermath.

Secret Water

'It's Swallows and Amazons as usual. The Swallows and Amazons Expedition: “
But we haven't got Swallow or Amazon, said Peggy. There was silence while Titty
dipped her pen and drew another careful line. Then she spoke again.

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448191033

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 544

View: 900

'You’ll start with a blank map, that doesn’t do more than show roughly what’s water and what isn’t’ When the Walker family’s holiday plans are ruined by Daddy having to work, the whole summer seems lost at sea. But a dull holiday for the children is too miserable to bear so their parents hatch a plan. The Swallows are to be marooned on an island with only a blank map and a little sailing dinghy. Their task? To explore and chart the area, avoid the endless mud and survive. And what do they discover? Well, they might not be as alone as they first thought... Includes exclusive content: In the 'Backstory' you can find out about some real life explorers! Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from Peter Pan and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Missee Lee

Nancy Blackett, the terror of the seas, has finally met a real pirate - the tiny, pistol-carrying Missee Lee, who has rescued them after their shipwreck off the coast of China. The only trouble is she wants to keep them. forever.

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099427257

Category: Amazons (Fictitious characters : Ransome)

Page: 400

View: 820

Nancy Blackett, the terror of the seas, has finally met a real pirate - the tiny, pistol-carrying Missee Lee, who has rescued them after their shipwreck off the coast of China. The only trouble is she wants to keep them. forever.

Winter Holiday

Well,' said Nancy, 'You know what it's like.

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099427176

Category: Amazons (Fictitious characters : Ransom)

Page: 395

View: 376

'Well,' said Nancy, 'You know what it's like. Dark at teatime and sleeping indoors: nothing ever happens in the winter holidays.'Nothing - except a polar expedition, full of mountain rescues, blizzards, igloos, ice sailing and heroic work amidst the frozen wastes. For Dick and Dorothea, newcomers to the lake, meeting up with the Swallows and Amazons sweeps them into a wild adventure where they must prove their worth to the team

Arthur Ransome on Fishing

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.

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Random House Uk Limited

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

View: 173

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.

Coots in the North and Other Stories

'Coots in the North' is introduced by Brogan's lively account of how Arthur Ransome found fame and fortune through the Swallows and Amazons, and is accompanied in this collection by other delights which turned up among Ransome's papers in ...

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780099964100

Category:

Page: 179

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While working on his book The Life of Arthur Ransome, Hugh Brogan chanced upon the unfinished script of a thirteenth 'Swallows and Amazons' story in Ransome's desk in the Abbot Hall Museum in Cumbria, where it had laid unknown except to a few. It had no title ('Coots in the North' is Brogan's invention) but there were a few preliminary drawings which Ransome might have included had this gem been brought to life in book form. Why he abandoned it is not known, for he left a clear outline of how he intended to go on once the young Coots u Joe, Bill and Pete u had completed their hair-raising journey as stowaways from Norfolk to the Lakes in the north. There, on a salvage mission, they encounter for the first time the intrepid Nancy Blackett. 'Coots in the North' is introduced by Brogan's lively account of how Arthur Ransome found fame and fortune through the Swallows and Amazons, and is accompanied in this collection by other delights which turned up among Ransome's papers in the Brotherton Library at Leeds University. An unfinished Victorian 'Bevis'-style novel yielded two superb stories, complete in themselves u 'The Cloudburst' and a fishing tale called 'The River Comes First'. The Baltic sailing mysteries originally published in Pall Mall magazine in 1929. 'Two Shorts and a Long' and 'The Unofficial Side'; the Breton ghost story 'Ankou', which first appeared in English Review in 1914; and an eerie tale of old Russia called 'The Shepherd's Pipe' complete this testament to Ransome's storytelling genius, which should not be missed by enthusiasts young or old.

Arthur Ransome Under Sail

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

Author: Roger Wardale

Publisher: Stobart Davies Limited

ISBN: 9781850588559

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 626

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

The Crisis in Russia

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Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 9781595406095

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 729

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.

Children s Literature Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends

6 Arthur Ransome , Swallows and Amazons ( 1930 ) Introduction Sara Haslam
Swallows and Amazons was Arthur Ransome's twenty - first book , but it was the
first in the now famous series of twelve titles that he wrote for children . Though
the ...

Author: Heather Montgomery

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 408

View: 771

Children’s Literature: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends provides students with high quality critical material on a selection of important classic and contemporary children’s books. From Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women to J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to Melvin Burgess’s Junk, each has been selected because they still find a favoured place on the bookshelves of today’s children and because they are widely studied on university courses. These case studies explore children’s literature across a variety of genres and ages, bringing together lively and accessible scholarly essays by leading scholars, some reprinted and others newly commissioned. The collection is supported by detailed introductory material, suggestions for further reading and a colour plate section reproducing covers and illustrations.

The Last Englishman

What emerges is not only history, but also the story of an immensely troubled man not entirely at home in either culture or country.

Author: Roland Chambers

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 1567924174

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 389

View: 877

Arthur Ransome is best known for the twelve immortal Swallows and Amazon, idyllic children's novels he wrote on his return from Russia in 1928. From, his prose he seems a genial and gentle Englishman, who, like his protagonists, pursued benign maritime adventures. However this was not the complete story. From 1917 to 1924 he was the Russian correspondent for two English newspapers, and his sympathy for the Bolshevik regime gave him unparalleled access to its leaders, policies, politics and plots. He was also the lover, and later the husband of Evgenia Shelepina, Trotsky's private secretary. His contacts earned him not only the admiration of liberals, both in the UK and US, but a place in the British Secret Intelligence Service.

English Children s Books

Arthur Ransome was 46 when he published Swallows and Amazons , a book that
treated of holiday adventures as no previous book had done . Inspired clearly by
his own childhood holidays at Coniston , in the Lake District , holidays which ...

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The Horn Book Magazine

A SECOND LOOK : Swallows and Amazons By KIT PEARSON O NE OF THE
MOST famous adventures in children's literature begins when John , Susan , Titty
, and Roger Walker sail their borrowed boat , the Swallow , to an island in the ...

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Nancy Blackett

Author: Roger Wardale

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

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Category: Authors, English

Page: 272

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Young Wings

Amazons , Swallows and D.'s Return Lynn Goes Reporting YOUNG WINGS
Bronxville , N. 1 . ... What could be more exciting -especially when it's with
Captain Nancy , Roger , Titty , Dick , Dorothea and the other Swallows and
Amazons .

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