558: Arthur Ransome: The Picts and Martyrs

The eleventh book in the timeless series. The Ds can’t wait to go and stay in the Lake District during the summer holidays. But when the Amazons’ dreadful Great Aunt invites herself to stay too, the summer is threatened with dullness. The Amazons arrange for their friends to stay in a tumble-down hut in the woods. And as long as no one discovers they’re there they can sail all summer long.

“Dick was a slow reader, Dorothea a fast one. Dick read the chapter on the theory of sailing, three careful times, then a chapter on small boats.”

Arthur Ransome “The Picts and Martyrs”. First published in 1942. This edition was published in 1972 by Puffin Books. Donated to the library by architect Matthew Maier ❤️

Photos by Anna Iltnere / Sea Library

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