The World of Arthur Ransome
A wonderfully illustrated study of the author of Swallows and Amazons
First edition, first printing, hardback in dustwrapper. 25.5 × 25.5cm, 160pp.
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.
The book itself is in very good condition, the dustwrapper has some minor edgewear along the top edge with a few small tears.