Coot Club: 5 Paperback – Illustrated, 19 November 2015
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- Publisher : David R. Godine Publisher; Illustrated edition (19 November 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1567925014
- ISBN-13 : 978-1567925012
- Reading age : 9 - 14 years
- Dimensions : 13.72 x 2.29 x 20.07 cm
- Customer Reviews:
"This exciting story of the Norfolk Broads is definitely the best Mr. Ransome has written. It is genuine adventure, and yet there is not an incident which could not easily occure sailing about the waters of East Anglia."--Daily Mail"There is satisfactory realism about all that happens to the Coot Club, and the atmosphere and detail of the odd part of England where they navigate are conveyed with a charm and accuracy that only this author perhaps could bring to bear."--Guardian
About the Author
Arthur Ransome spent his childhood in England's Lake District, and after a career in journalism that took him to Russia (where he married Trostsky's secretary), China, and Egypt (interspersed with summers of cruising through the Baltic Sea and the canals of Europe), he retired to Coniston where he could practice his favorite pastimes of sailing and fishing and where he wrote the Swallows and Amazons series.
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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.