Winter Holiday – UK 1st by Arthur Ransome. First UK edition (1933). First impression. Medium format hardback in good condition. There is a previous owner inscription to back of front cover. Shelf wear to boards. Binding firm. Toning and general wear to dust jacket which is from an 8th impression. Now in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Winter Holiday
Winter Holiday is the fourth novel of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons series of children’s books. It was published in 1933.
‘You know what it’s like. Dark at teatime and sleeping indoors: nothing ever happens in the winter holidays.’
Or so Nancy thinks. Then the lake ices over completely and the Swallows and Amazons, along with Dick and Dorothea – ‘the D’s’ – plan a race to find the North Pole. How will they reach it if they can’t sail? By sledges of course! But when a blizzard blows up and there is a mix up about signals, the D’s disappear into the Arctic night. Disaster looms. Can the Swallows and Amazons save their friends?
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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