Questions tagged [arthur-ransome]

Questions related to the English author and journalist Arthur Ransome (1884 – 1967) and his works.

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Does "football" mean "rugby" in Winter Holiday by Arthur Ransome?

In the book Winter Holiday by Arthur Ransome (1933) it says: "It's lucky it's not the football term," said John. "A month might make just the difference about getting into the fifteen&...
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Are the location inspirations clear from the text of Swallows & Amazons?

Swallows and Amazons, the first book of the eponymous series of children's classics, as well as many of the later books in the series, is set in and around a lake in the Lake District of England. I ...
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How many of the Swallows & Amazons stories are metafictional?

When reading the classical children's book series Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome, I started with the eponymous first book Swallows and Amazons, but read Peter Duck before Swallowdale. Thus, I ...
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