Arthur Ransome Literary Pages
Exploring Ransome's Books

Articles exploring Arthur Ransome's books, primarily the Swallows and Amazons series
About That Towed Ship . . . Donald Tunnicliff Rice The barque being towed out to sea in WDMTGTS, and Alan Villier's Grain Race Trilogy.
Arthur Ransome as a
Children's Writer
Nicholas Tucker Talk given at Second TARS Literary Weekend, Pulborough, October 1993.
Arthur Ransome's Railways David Carter A booklet originally published by TARS in 2000, with annotations and additional links by Rod Boden.
Post-online-publication notes and observations at Notes and Observations
The Beckfoot Flag Jill Goulder How character influences plot in Arthur Ransome
The Cache In the Cairn Owen Roberts On the tin and contents found in the cache on Kanchenjunga in Swallowdate
The Chemistry of Pigeon Post Adam Quinan Original article
Crab Island and 'Gibber' Mike Field Prototypes of Peter Duck's Crab Island and Roger's Monkey 'Gibber'
Dreaming of the deep
and crisp and even
Martin Kettle The Guardian, 1st January 1994.
The Lost Club Roger Dobson Paper on Ransome's Bohemia in London.
It's a Wise Child Isobel Laidler
(with Jill Goulder)
The characters of the Swallows and the Amazons and how they were affected by the absence of their fathers and by Ransome's relationship with his daughter
Motive and Motif in
Swallows and Amazons and Pigeon Post
Kirsty Cochrane Talk given at Second TARS Literary Weekend, Pulborough, October 1993.
Namesake Animals in the
Swallows & Amazons Books
Molly McGinnis Articles about the "Totem" (Namesake) title animals and animals that drive the stories in the Swallows & Amazons books.
The Old Eel that Come Up through Breydon Water J.B. Smith Arthur Ransome's Work as a Key to Folklife and Folk Speech
On the Origin of the Northern River Pirates Peter Roche Original article on the origin of the Northern River Pirates, including the Flag's Story and the World's Whopper
Ransome's Missing Natives Peter Hyland An exploration of the many "missing natives" in the Swallows & Amazon books and a proposed explanation
Reasons for Ransome Susan Price Extract from Books for Life (catalogue of Susan Price Collection, National Library of New Zealand).
A Reassessment of the Children's Books
of Arthur Ransome
Mike Dennis A re-assessment and discussion of Ransome's Children's Books and Ransome's position in the literary world.
A Syrian Boathouse Jill Goulder The search for the Altounyan's boathouse and lake in Aleppo
Treasure for Ransome Christina Hardyment Arthur Ransome's lost book on Robert Louis Stevenson. Article from the Independent 27 March 1994

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