Swallows And Amazons

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SKU: 37577 Category: Tags: ,

Author: Ransome Arthur

Brand: Penguin Random House

Package Dimensions: 34x194x399

Number Of Pages: 432

Release Date: 06-09-2001

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John, Susan, Titty and Roger sail their boat, Swallow, to a deserted island for a summer camping trip. Exploring and playing sailors is an adventure in itself but the island holds more excitement in store. Two fierce Amazon Pirates, Nancy and Peggy, challenge them to war and a summer of battles and alliances ensues.


“I absolutely loved this book as a boy…. The simple line drawings were just wonderful; they gave the feeling of wide open spaces and freedom.” (Tony Ross)

“My childhood simply would not have been the same without this book. It created a whole world to explore, one that lasted long in the imagination after the final page had been read” (Markus Sedgwick)

“All the thrills of Treasure Island and Robinson Crusoe” (
Daily Telegraph)

“The very stuff of play” (
The Guardian)

“Thrilling not only to young readers fond of the sea, but also to older readers who remember how they enjoyed sea stories when they themselves were young” (

Book Description

A timeless classic, beautifully rejacketed. One of twelve Arthur Ransome titles reissued this month

From the Back Cover

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

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

About the Author

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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