This book, the eighth in the series, follows the adventures of the five Walker children after their parents leave them on a "desert island" with provisions for a long stay - and a blank map to fill in.
Arthur Ransome was a prolific writer of children's books. Born in Leeds in 1884, it was his father, a nature-loving history professor, who inspired his love of the outdoors and nurtured a passion for fishing. As a child he enjoyed active, outdoor holidays: sailing, camping, and exploring the countryside. He used many of these holiday settings for his children's stories, notably the much-loved Swallows and Amazons, a book that sits comfortably in the category of ‘timeless classic’.
In 1936 he won the first ever Carnegie Medal for the sixth book in the Swallows and Amazons series, Pigeon Post.
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By Phil Toms on 10-06-17
Wonderful at Walton
As Ransome sailed the real Nancy Blackett aka the Goblin along the East Coast the accuracy of the landscapes is comparable with Google maps. Here the children camp just outside Walton on the Naze at Hamford Water. Great stuff.