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We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea by Arthur Ransome

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We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea by Arthur Ransome

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We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea by Arthur Ransome

This is just one of a series of great books. His story-telling style has captured a period of time that is so English. All these books can be enjoyed by young and old alike. One can actually visit the houses and areas in which they take place. They are a 'time capsule' of England and English life.

Simon Carey

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Arthur Ransome (1884 - 1967), who wrote the "Swallows and Amazons" series, was a first-rate storyteller and won the first Carnegie medal. His stories are so well-written they seem to have written themselves. There is such a satisfactory realism in the sailing and camping adventures of a group of English youngsters in the Lake District and the Norfolk Broads (and other places) which must have held thousands of children - and grown-ups - enthralled and eager for more. It is good to know that these great stories continue to be read world-wide. The Arthur Ransome Society, established in Kendal, Cumbria, in 1990, celebrates the life and work of the author, and encourages children and others to engage in adventurous pursuits.
Jacquelyn Taylor Baumberg


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