The Picts And The Martyrs by Arthur RansomeThe Picts And The Martyrs by Arthur Ransome

The Picts And The Martyrs

byArthur Ransome

Paperback | April 17, 2015

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The poor old Amazons become Martyrs and the Ds Picts living in the woods, in Arthur Ransome's 11th adventure.
     The Ds can't wait to go and stay with Nancy and Peggy 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. Staying indoors and reading poetry is not what the Amazons had in mind. To save the Ds from the same fate they organise for them to stay in the Dogs' Home, a tumble-down hut in the woods. As long as no one discovers they're there they can sail all summer long.
ARTHUR RANSOME was born in Leeds in 1884. He had an adventurous life -- as a baby he was carried by his father to the top of the Old Man of Coniston, a peak that is 2,276 ft high! He went to Russia in 1913 to study folklore and in 1914, at the start of World War I he became a foreign correspondent for the Daily News. In 1917 when the R...
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Title:The Picts And The MartyrsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 7.4 × 5 × 1.3 inPublished:April 17, 2015Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0099589370

ISBN - 13:9780099589372

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