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Coot Club Hardcover – 1 October 1989
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- Publisher : JONATHAN CAPE & BH - TRADE; 1st edition (1 October 1989)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0224606352
- ISBN-13 : 978-0224606356
- Reading age : 9 - 11 years
- Dimensions : 14.1 x 3.2 x 20.2 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 364,186 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
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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But OH DEAR, my grandchildren could not be bothered to try to read the book. When I tried to encourage to read it they would look up briefly from their smartphones and then be lost again. Even the books they HAD been persuaded to read seem to me to very thin on real content and certainly would not provide the wide ranging 'education' provided by Arthur Ransome.