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16%OFFArthur Ransome - The Picts and the Martyrs - 9780099427278 - V9780099427278
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The Picts and the Martyrs

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Description for The Picts and the Martyrs Paperback. The dreaded Great Aunt invites herself to stay with Nancy and Peggy just as their friends arrive for the Summer. Nancy and Peggy have to become Martyrs, wearing dresses and reading poetry, while friends Dick and Dorothea become Picts, secret inhabitants of the country who must never be seen. Series: Swallows and Amazons. Num Pages: 320 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 5AK; YFC. Category: (J) Children / Juvenile. Dimension: 198 x 132 x 32. Weight in Grams: 236.
The dreaded Great Aunt has invited herself to stay with Nancy and Peggy just as their friends Dick and Dorothea arrive for the Summer holiday. Nancy and Peggy have to become Martyrs, wearing dresses and reading poetry (but breaking out at night), while Dick and Dorothea become Picts, secret inhabitants of the country who must never let themselves be seen. It's a desperate gamble to keep everyone out of trouble - but can it possibly work against the eagle eyes of the fearsome Great Aunt?

Product Details

Publisher
Random House Children's Publishers UK United Kingdom
Number of pages
320
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2001
Series
Swallows and Amazons
Condition
New
Number of Pages
320
Place of Publication
, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780099427278
SKU
V9780099427278
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About Arthur Ransome
Arthur Ransome was born in Leeds in l884 and went to school at Rugby. He was in Russia in l917, 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 l929, he wrote Swallows and Amazons. And so began a writing career which ... Read more

Reviews for The Picts and the Martyrs
Stands out in triumph. It is firm, intelligent, in tune with twentieth-century mentality and well-written
Times Literary Supplement
Quite up to the best standards of its predecessors, and to all old Ransome devotees the return to the lake of the first novels gives an added pleasure
Glasgow Herald
Stands out in triumph
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