Swallows and Amazons

by Arthur ransome



Swallows and Amazons - UK 1st by Arthur Ransome. First UK edition. First impression from 1930 in original 1st jacket. No internal markings. Pages clean. Binding quite firm. There is some minor wear to boards and toning to the spine. The jacket has benefited from some professional restoration, notably to the spine (publisher logo is not original). 


About Swallows and Amazons

This is the first book in the Swallows and Amazons series by English author Arthur Ransome; it was first published in 1930, with the action taking place in the summer of 1929 in the Lake District. The book introduces central protagonists John, Susan, Titty and Roger Walker (Swallows) and their mother and baby sister, as well as Nancy and Peggy Blackett (Amazons) and their uncle Jim, commonly referred to as Captain Flint. The Walker children - also known as Captain John, Mate Susan, Able-Seaman Titty, and Ship's Boy Roger - set sail on the Swallow and head for Wild Cat Island. There they camp under open skies, swim in clear water and go fishing for their dinner. But their days are disturbed by the Blackett sisters, the fierce Amazon pirates. The Swallows and Amazons decide to battle it out, and so begins a summer of unforgettable discoveries and incredible adventures.

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