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The author on Peter Duck, the boat bought from Arthur Ransome

Julia Jones as a child, steering Peter Duck, the boat bought from Arthur Ramsome that inspired his classic Swallows and Amazons.

When Julia Jones was three years old her parents bought Peter Duck, Arthur Ransome’s former yacht. Julia slept in the place that had been designed for Ransome to store his typewriter and it wasn’t long before she was reading her way through the Swallows and Amazons series. Boats and books have been part of her life ever since. Julia Jones on the bridge of the OrwellAs an adult she founded and ran a village bookshop and developed a local publishing list for older readers. She became close friends with Joyce Allingham, sister of Essex detective novelist Margery Allingham, and has written and edited three biographical works connected with the Allingham family with the fourth, Fifty Years in the Fiction Factory, scheduled for publication in 2012. The Salt-Stained Book was her first novel for younger readers and is also enjoyed by adults. Followed up by A Ravelled Flag, the Strong Winds trilogy is concluded with Ghosting Home, out in July 2012. Julia has five children and lives in Essex and Suffolk with her partner, Francis Wheen. In 1999 they re-purchased Peter Duck.

CLICK HERE to read an article by Julia Jones, which was inspired in part by Arthur Ransome’s sailing adventures and in particular by Peter Duck, the boat which she was brought up on and which had previously been owned by Arthur Ransome.

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Pebble

Pebble

Author: Julia Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2018

Pride and Prejudice: York Notes for GCSE (9-1) Workbook

Pride and Prejudice: York Notes for GCSE (9-1) Workbook

Author: Julia Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2016

PREPARE FOR SUCCESS WITH YORK NOTES WORKBOOKS! York Notes for GCSE Workbooks offer a wide range of write-in tasks and exercises to boost your knowledge of the text and help you practise for the exam: * Learn: Tasks and answers on every area of the text, from Plot and Action and Characters to Key Contexts, Themes, Language and Structure, will help to enhance your learning and take your revision further. * Practise: With exercises on spelling, punctuation and grammar, sample paragraphs and exam-style questions, you can practise and perfect all the key skills you need to write top-quality answers. * Test yourself: Use the quick tests and longer questions to put your knowledge to the test. Monitor your progress at every stage and stay on track for success! Did you know? York Notes for GCSE Workbooks are the perfect partner to the bestselling York Notes for GCSE Study Guides. Use them together and prepare for success!

Black Waters

Black Waters

Author: Julia Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

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