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About Arthur Ransome

Arthur Ransome was born in Leeds in 1884 and went to school at Rugby. 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 with his Russian wife where, in 1929, 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.

Ransome died in 1967. He and his wife Evgenia lie buried in the churchyard of St Paul's Church, Rusland, in the southern Lake District.

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National Tourist Appreciation Day

If you could go on holiday, where would you go? Discover The Picts and the Martyrs by Arthur Ransome. Published by Red Fox.

14 days ago

National Tourist Appreciation Day

If you could go on holiday, where would you go? Discover Winter Holiday by Arthur Ransome. Published by Red Fox.

14 days ago

National Tourist Appreciation Day

If you could go on holiday, where would you go? Discover The Picts and the Martyrs by Arthur Ransome. Published by Penguin Random House Children's UK.

14 days ago

National Tourist Appreciation Day

If you could go on holiday, where would you go? Discover Winter Holiday by Arthur Ransome. Published by Penguin Random House Children's UK.

14 days ago

April Events

It's the beginning of the weekend. Enjoy Great Northern? by Arthur Ransome from Red Fox

1 month ago

April Events

It's the beginning of the weekend. Enjoy Great Northern? by Arthur Ransome from Penguin Random House Children's UK

1 month ago

Happy birthday Arthur Ransome

Happy Birthday Arthur Ransome! Now's the time to read We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea published by Red Fox.

4 months ago

Happy birthday Arthur Ransome

Happy Birthday Arthur Ransome! Now's the time to read Coot Club published by Red Fox.

4 months ago

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