- Swallows and Amazons, Book 12
- Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
- Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 08-16-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
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Great Northern? is the 12th, and final, book in Arthur Ransome's acclaimed series. Once again, the children set out on an adventure (this one off the coast of Scotland) with a minimum of parental advice and interference. Here, the story centers on a desperate race to thwart the efforts of pernicious egg collectors threatening the survival of a pair of rare birds not previously known to nest in British waters.
Arthur Ransome was a prolific writer of children's books. Born in Leeds in 1884, it was his father, a nature-loving history professor, who inspired his love of the outdoors and nurtured a passion for fishing. As a child he enjoyed active, outdoor holidays: sailing, camping, and exploring the countryside. He used many of these holiday settings for his children's stories, notably the much-loved Swallows and Amazons, a book that sits comfortably in the category of ‘timeless classic’. In 1936 he won the first ever Carnegie Medal for the sixth book in the Swallows and Amazons series, Pigeon Post.
“There is plenty of excitement, a little danger, a quality of thinking, planning and fun which is delightful and stimulating” (Times Literary Supplement)
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Amazon Customer on 06-24-17
it's amazing how much excitement and drama can come from such an innocent and simple story. A lovely story and engaging writing.
By Michael on 10-08-16
A childhood favourite. Modern children could not live without mobiles etc. Convincingly told.