555: Arthur Ransome: Pigeon Post

The sixth book in the timeless series. The Swallows and Amazons and Dick and Dorothea decide to hunt for gold in the hills high above the lake. But it’s a hot and dry summer and water is in scarce supply. Worse still for the troubled campers, they have competition: Squashy Hat. Just who is he and what sort of traps is he laying? Using pigeons to carry messages, braving dangerous mines and fires, kids must find the gold before their rival.

“The journey home was one long trudge.”

Arthur Ransome “Pigeon Post”. First published in 1936. This is the twenty-second impression by Jonathan Cape in 1965. Donated to the library by Matthew Maier from the UK ❤️

Photos by Anna Iltnere / Sea Library

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