We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea
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We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea

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'Now Susan,' Mother said, 'And you too, John. No night sailing. No going outside the harbour. And back the day after tomorrow. Promise.'But promises can't always be kept. Within twenty-four hours John, Susan, Titty and Roger find themselves fighting a night gale in the treacherous waters of the North Sea, adrift and in the main shipping lanes. Suddenly, it's real adventure and only their sailing skills can help them now.
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Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 245g
  • RED FOX
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0099427222
  • 9780099427223
  • 60,327

Review Text

"The most exciting of the whole Swallows and Amazon series"
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Review quote

"Arthur Ransome's adventure books are an institution, and Christmas is the richer because of his invention, gravity, and solid matter" * Times Literary Supplement * "The seventh of the Arthur Ransome books about the Swallows and the Amazons, and I really think it is the best" * The Sunday Times * "The most exciting of the whole Swallows and Amazon series" * New Statesman *
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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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Rating details

1,745 ratings
4.22 out of 5 stars
5 45% (793)
4 34% (602)
3 17% (300)
2 2% (41)
1 1% (9)
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