Swallows and Amazons

Swallows and Amazons

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John, Susan, Titty and Roger sail their boat, Swallow, to a deserted island for a summer camping trip. Exploring and playing sailors is an adventure in itself but the island holds more excitement in store. Two fierce Amazon Pirates, Nancy and Peggy, challenge them to war and a summer of battles and alliances ensues.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 34mm | 399.16g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099427338
  • 9780099427339
  • 18,446

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"Enchanting and escapist" Sunday Express 20040601 "There is plenty of excitement, a little danger, a quality of thinking, planning and fun which is delightful and stimulating" Times Literary Supplement "Thrilling not only to young readers fond of the sea, but also to older readers who remember how they enjoyed sea stories when they themselves were young" The Scotsman "All the thrills of "Treasure Island" and "Robinson Crusoe" Daily Telegraph "Absolutely fantastic" Daily Express 20100903

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About Arthur Ransome

Arthur Ransome was born in Leeds in l884 and went to school at Rugby. He was in Russia in l917, 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 l929, 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.

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