Great Northern? A Scottish Adventure of Swallows & Amazons (1947)
Book ID: 63926
Great Northern? London: Jonathan Cape, 1947. First Edition. Illustrated. Pp, 351. A nice bright copy in illustrated dust jacket & endpapers.
The twelfth, and final, book in Arthur Ransome’s acclaimed Swallows and Amazons series, set off the coast of Scotland.
Ransome’s ‘Amazones & Swallows’ series “transformed the genre of the children’s novel” (Literary Encyclopedia). He is regarded as among the first writers for children to present adventure plots that are believable, with the stories delivered by a narrator who treats readers as peers.