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Arthur Ransome

(Arthur Mitchell Ransome)
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Arthur Mitchell Ransome was born in Leeds in 1884 and educated in Windermere and Rugby.

In 1902, Ransome abandoned a chemistry degree to become a publisher's office boy in London. He used this precarious existence to practise writing, producing several minor works before Bohemia in London (1907), a study of London's artistic scene and his first significant book.

Today Ransome is best known for his Swallows and Amazons series of novels, (1931 - 1947). All remain in print and have been widely translated.

Arthur Ransome died in June 1967 and is buried at Rusland in the Lake District.

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Carnegie Medal Best Book winner (1937) : Pigeon Post

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