Swallows, Spies and Secretaries: the strange story of Arthur Ransome (via The Little Review)

Smashing little post over at The Little Review!

Swallows, Spies and Secretaries: the strange story of Arthur Ransome By Patrick Walsh The books we read as children often leave an indelible impression. All of us can remember those much loved authors and books, which we read over and over again, the characters we met, and the places we travelled too. We rarely, however, think too much about the people who spun these stories. Our favourite authors could often be identified only by the long list of other books still to read (more annoying still were those who only … Read More

via The Little Review

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3 comments

  1. Great link, Eoin! Ransome’s books inspired a life-long passion for sailing and are among the earliest books I can remember reading. They did indeed leave an indelible impression, later reinforced by books like Lovely is the Lee by Bob Gibbings, a family member.

    Now I need to go and buy Ransome’s biography!

    Ric

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