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Books By Arthur Ransome - Author

Arthur Ransome was born on January 18, 1884, in Leeds, where his father was a Professor of History. His father was a lover of the hills and lakes of Furness, and carried the baby Arthur up to the top of Coniston Old Man (later to become 'Kanchenjunga' in the books) when he was only a few weeks old. Every summer, he took his family by train to Greenodd, complete with their belongings packed into a large tin bath, and then by cart along the valley to Lowick and, finally, to Nibthwaite, on the shores of Coniston Water.

It was to be a long time before the memories came to life in Swallows and Amazons and the rest of the books about the children who sailed and explored the lakes and mountains of England. Always fired by ambition to be a writer, Arthur Ransome took his first job with a London publisher and then with the famous newspaper, the Manchester Guardian, for whom he worked for many years as a foreign correspondent.

As a young man, Ransome spent many more happy holidays on the shores of Coniston with his friends the Collingwood family. Mr and Mrs Collingwood treated Arthur as a son and he pays them grateful recognition in his autobiography by saying 'My whole life has been happier for knowing them'. He spent hours on Peel Island, which was to become famous all over the world as Wildcat Island, picnicking there with the Collingwood daughters Dora and Barbara.

Swallows and Amazons

Arthur Ransome

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The Picts and the Martyrs, or, Not Welcome at All

Arthur Ransome

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Great Northern?

Arthur Ransome

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£7.19 £7.99

The Big Six

Arthur Ransome

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£7.19 £7.99

Missee Lee

Arthur Ransome

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£8.09 £8.99

Secret Water

Arthur Ransome

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£8.09 £8.99

We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea

Arthur Ransome

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£8.09 £8.99

Coot Club

Arthur Ransome

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£8.09 £8.99

Pigeon Post

Arthur Ransome

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£8.99 £9.99

Winter Holiday

Arthur Ransome

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£8.09 £8.99

Peter Duck

Arthur Ransome

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£9.89 £10.99

Swallowdale

Arthur Ransome

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£8.09 £8.99

Swallows and Amazons

Arthur Ransome

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Swallowdale

Arthur Ransome

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£7.19 £7.99

Winter Holiday

Arthur Ransome

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£7.19 £7.99

Peter Duck

Arthur Ransome

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£7.19 £7.99

Pigeon Post

Arthur Ransome

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£7.19 £7.99

Secret Water

Arthur Ransome

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£7.19 £7.99

The Big Six

Arthur Ransome

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£7.19 £7.99

Great Northern?

Arthur Ransome

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£7.19 £7.99

Coot Club

Arthur Ransome

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£7.19 £7.99

Missee Lee

Arthur Ransome

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£7.19 £7.99

The Picts and the Martyrs

Arthur Ransome

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£7.19 £7.99

We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea

Arthur Ransome

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£7.19 £7.99

Swallows and Amazons

Arthur Ransome

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£7.19 £7.99

Coots in the North

Arthur Ransome

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Secret Water

Arthur Ransome

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£22.50 £25.00

Winter Holiday

Arthur Ransome

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£18.00 £20.00

We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea

Arthur Ransome

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£17.09 £18.99

Pigeon Post

Arthur Ransome

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£22.50 £25.00

Peter Duck

Arthur Ransome

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Temporarily Out Of Stock

£18.00 £20.00

Coot Club

Arthur Ransome

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£18.00 £20.00

The Big Six

Arthur Ransome

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£15.29 £16.99

Missee Lee

Arthur Ransome

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£17.09 £18.99

Great Northern?

Arthur Ransome

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£22.50 £25.00

Swallowdale

Arthur Ransome

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Not Available

Swallows and Amazons

Arthur Ransome

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£22.50 £25.00