Winter Holiday by Arthur RansomeWinter Holiday by Arthur Ransome

Winter Holiday

byArthur Ransome

Mass Market Paperback | November 24, 2015

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Winter holidays can be just as fun as summer with the Swallows and Amazons!

     'You know what it's like. Dark at teatime and sleeping indoors: nothing ever happens in the winter holidays.'

     Or so Nancy thinks. Then the lake ices over completely and the Swallows and Amazons, along with Dick and Dorothea -- 'the D's' -- plan a race to find the North Pole. How will they reach it if they can't sail? By sledges of course! But when a blizzard blows up and there is a mix up about signals, the D's disappear into the Arctic night. Disaster looms. Can the Swallows and Amazons save their friends?
ARTHUR RANSOME was born in Leeds in 1884. He had an adventurous life -- as a baby in 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 th...
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Title:Winter HolidayFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 6.95 × 4.32 × 1.23 inPublished:November 24, 2015Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0099599945

ISBN - 13:9780099599944

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“There is plenty of excitement, a little danger, a quality of thinking, planning and fun which is delightful and stimulating.” –TLS

“He makes a tale of adventure a handbook to adventure.” –Observer