Great Northern?: A Scottish Adventure of Swallows & Amazons (Swallows and Amazons Series)

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Finally! Here is the twelfth, and final, book in Arthur Ransome’s acclaimed Swallows and Amazons series. People familiar with his earlier work will recognize the pattern: children set out on an adventure (this one off the coast of Scotland) with a minimum of parental advice and interference. Here, the story centers on a desperate race to thwart the efforts of pernicious egg collectors threatening the survival of a pair of rare birds not previously known to nest in British waters (actually, the bird is the handsome North American “Great Northern Diver,” more commonly called a loon). When we first considered reissuing this beloved series, we asked our friends what they thought of the idea. No one encouraged us; but we loved the books. They were rooted in reality and had the grit and voice of real experience. Practical information abounded – about sailing and navigating, tickling trout and tying knots. Problems set to children were solved. Today, with all twelve titles in print, we’re pleased to report that there are legions of Ransome fans who welcome each new addition with enthusiasm. The success of fine writing has everything to do with good stories, palpable energy, engaging models, and credible adventures; and all these Arthur Ransome provides in spades. "Written in the most beautiful English, this is one of the books that I would be proud to give anyone." – BBC

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“He makes a tale of adventure a handbook to adventure.” – Observer

“There is plenty of excitement, a little danger, a quality of thinking, planning and fun which is delightful and stimulating.” – TLS

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Arthur Ransome was born in 1884. He was in Russia in 1917 and witnessed the Revolution, which he reported for the Manchester Guardian. After escaping to Scandinavia, he settled in the Lake District of England with his Russian wife where, in 1929, he wrote Swallows and Amazons. Thus began a writing career that has produced some of the best children s literature of all time.

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