Coot Club – UK 1st by Arthur Ransome. First UK edition. First impression from 1934 in VG condition. There is a previous owner bookplate to front endpage. No other internal markings. Pages clean. Binding quite firm. The jacket has chipping and minor loss to tip and tail of spine, and flap folds. Some toning to spine. Please see pictures. Paypal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Coot Club
‘Let fly jib sheet! Slack away main! Fenders out!’
Dick and Dorothea – also known as The Ds – arrive in Norfolk all ready to learn how to sail. They couldn’t hope for a better teacher than Tom Dudgeon. But Tom is in a spot of trouble. After seeing the beastly Margoletta moored clean across the nests of his beloved coots, Tom set the motorcruiser adrift. Now the enemy have offered a bounty on his head. Can they save the birds’ nest from almost certain destruction? Will they avoid being caught by the awful Hullabaloos? Only some brave friends and quick thinking stands between them and disaster…
Artist Bio from Penguin Books
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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