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Old Peters Russian Tales

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Arthur Mitchell Ransome was a British author and journalist, the son of a Professor of History at Leeds College. He was best known for writing the Swallows and Amazons series of childrens books, which tell of school-holiday adventures of children, mostly in the Lake District and the Norfolk Broads ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781603127394
  • ISBN-10: 1603127399
  • Publisher: Aegypan
  • Media: Hardcover
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Arthur Mitchell Ransome was a British author and journalist, the son of a Professor of History at Leeds College. He was best known for writing the Swallows and Amazons series of childrens books, which tell of school-holiday adventures of children, mostly in the Lake District and the Norfolk Broads areas of England. The books remain popular to the point 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 studied chemistry, but quit college to take low-paying jobs as an office assistant in a publishing company and as editor of a failing magazine while writing and becoming a member of the literary scene of London. In 1914, he covered the Eastern Front in World War I for the radical newspaper, the Daily News. He also covered the Bolshevik Revolution, and became close to Vladamir Lenin and Leon Trotsky. Old Peters Russian Tales is a collection of twenty-one Russian folktales drawn from his time in Russia. The tales include Baba Yaga, the story of the famous witch who lived in a house that walked on chicken feet.

Item Details
  • ISBN-13 : 9781603127394
  • ISBN-10 : 1603127399
  • Media : Hardcover
  • Pages : 180
  • Status : 243 on hand
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  • Pages : 180
  • Release Date : 2007-09-01
  • Categories : Teens, Literary
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