First Edition (1947). Published by Jonathan Cape, London. This is a lovely first edition of what is the concluding book of The Swallows and Amazons series; published fours years after the previous story in 1943. There is a cellophane cover over the dust jacket, which has some tears, but overall the book is in great condition.


Ransome's series has been described as being "among the first writing for children to present adventure plots that are believable, with the stories delivered by a narrator who treats readers as peers." The Swallows and Amazons books have achieved cross-over into adult readership as an idyll of a now lost rural England in the inter-war years.

Great Northern by Arthur Ransome

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