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The best Arthur Ransome,
This review is from: We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea (Hardcover)
This is the most exciting tale - even if it features only the Swallows and no Amazons - because the adventure told is real. Many of the other books involve a mixture of reality and imagination: the S&A Kachenjunga was the previous generation's Matterhorn and I think is the less than 3000ft Old Man of Coniston.
There is genuine danger here and thus genuine skill and courage in their successful channel crossing - a feat for anyone to be proud of. I like Susan being sick too as she is a bit too mummyish normally
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Initial post: 8 Feb 2009 19:29:46 GMT
Mr. Jm And Mrs Clohesy says:
All the reviews here refer to the full, original text by Arthur Ransome, not the abridged, headwords version. I found this misleading and was surprised to receive the abridged version.
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