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Arthur Ransome

Arthur Ransome is best known for his Swallows and Amazons series of children’s books. This is the only example of his fiction in the public domain. These stories are all from Russian folklore, some comparatively well-known, others less so. Ransome spent some years in Russia as a newspaper correspondent for the Daily News and the Manchester Guardian and was peripherally involved in the revolution. In the late twenties he married Evgenia Shvelpina, Trotsky's secretary, retired from newspapers and started writing his children’s books. (Summary by AJM)

Arthur Ransome is best known for his Swallows and Amazons series of children’s books. This is the only example of his fiction in the public domain. These stories are all from Russian folklore, some comparatively well-known, others less so. Ransome spent some years in Russia as a newspaper correspondent for the Daily News and the Manchester Guardian and was peripherally involved in the revolution. In the late twenties he married Evgenia Shvelpina, Trotsky's secretary, retired from newspapers and started writing his children’s books. (Summary by AJM)
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Arthur Ransome is best known for his Swallows and Amazons series of children’s books. This is the only example of his fiction in the public domain. These stories are all from Russian folklore, some comparatively well-known, others less so. Ransome spent some years in Russia as a newspaper correspondent for the Daily News and the Manchester Guardian and was peripherally involved in the revolution. In the late twenties he married Evgenia Shvelpina, Trotsky's secretary, retired from newspapers and started writing his children’s books. (Summary by AJM)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 42m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

32:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

34:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

30:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

32:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:42