We Didn’t Mean to go to Sea by Arthur Ransome. First edition (1937). First impression. Medium format hardback in very good condition. Some shelf wear to boards. There is a small doodle below the title on the title page. Otherwise, pages clean, binding firm. Toning and general wear to dust jacket (in good condition). Now in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About We Didn’t Mean to go to Sea
‘Now Susan,’ Mother said, ‘And you too, John. No night sailing. No going outside the harbour. And back the day after tomorrow. Promise.’But promises can’t always be kept. Within twenty-four hours John, Susan, Titty and Roger find themselves fighting a night gale in the treacherous waters of the North Sea, adrift and in the main shipping lanes. Suddenly, it’s real adventure and only their sailing skills can help them now.
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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