554: Arthur Ransome: Winter Holiday

The fourth book in the timeless series. The lake ices over completely in winter and the Swallows and Amazons, along with Dick and Dorothea plan a race to find the North Pole. How will they reach it if they can’t sail? By sledges of course! But when a blizzard blows up and there is a mix up about signals, the D’s disappear into the Arctic night.

“Dark at tea-time and sleeping indoors: nothing ever happens in the winter holidays.”

Arthur Ransome “Winter Holiday”. First published in 1953. This edition is published by Puffin Books in 1974. Donated to the library by Matthew Maier from the UK ❤️

Photos by Anna Iltnere / Sea Library

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