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The World of Arthur Ransome (Hardcover): Christina Hardyment

The World of Arthur Ransome (Hardcover)

Christina Hardyment

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Arthur Ransome is most famous as the author of Swallows and Amazons, but he was also a literary critic, a foreign correspondent, a fisherman and a sailor. The World of Arthur Ransome explores the places that shaped the writer. It tells the story of his childhood, his friendships, his two wives and daughter. It also describes how and where he wrote each of his twelve classic children' s books, and the people and books that inspired them.There is no doubt that Ransome' s spiritual home was the ` Lake in the North' where he set five of his twelve iconic books for children. He holidayed on the banks of Coniston Water as a boy and camped there as a young man, but his most important and longest-lasting home was Low Ludderburn, on the slopes of Cartmel Fell and close to Lake Windermere. There he wrote Swallows and Amazons and three of its sequels. Another four of his books were set in East Anglia, where he moved so that he could sail on the Norfolk Broads and the east coast rivers around Pin Mill. Here shipboard domestic arrangements came to the fore: all the cabins of his boats were equipped with writing desks and a bookcase. He was never happier than when writing while afloat in his favourite little yacht, the Nancy Blackett, immortalized as Goblin in We Didn' t Mean to Go To Sea.With a keen and affectionate eye, Christina Hardyment places this most loved of English authorsin the settings which so richly define his work.


Imprint: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: Christina Hardyment
Dimensions: 259 x 260 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 160
ISBN-13: 978-0-7112-3297-6
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Children's literature studies
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Literary
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > From 1900
Books > Biography > Literary
LSN: 0-7112-3297-0
Barcode: 9780711232976

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