Arthur Michell Ransome was an English author and journalist, best known for writing the Swallows and Amazons series of children's books. These tell of school-holiday adventures of children, mostly in the Lake District and the Norfolk Broads. Many of the books involve sailing; other common subjects include fishing and camping. The books remain so popular that they provide a basis of a tourist industry around Windermere and Coniston Water—the two lakes that Ransome used as the basis for his fictional North Country lake. He also wrote about the literary life of London, and about Russia before,...
|Birthdate:||January 18, 1884|
|Date of death:||June 3, 1967|