Missee Lee.

By Arthur Ransome

Printed: 1945

Publisher: Jonathan Cape. London

Edition: Fifth impression

Dimensions 15 × 21 × 3 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 15 x 21 x 3

Condition: Very good  (See explanation of ratings)

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Green cloth binding with gilt title on the spine. Gilt title and skiing figure on the front board.

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Original green cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial endpapers and numerous illustrations in black and white. A very good copy with some fading to the spine and chips to spine ends. Pictorial map endpapers and line illustrations throughout by Ransome. The 10th in the Swallows and Amazons series.

Arthur Michell Ransome CBE (18 January 1884 – 3 June 1967) was an English author and journalist. He is best known for writing and illustrating the Swallows and Amazons series of children’s books about the school-holiday adventures of children, mostly in the Lake District and the Norfolk Broads. The books remain popular, and Swallows and Amazons is the basis for a tourist industry around Windermere and Coniston Water, the two lakes Ransome adapted as his fictional North Country lake.

He also wrote about the literary life of London, and about Russia before, during, and after the revolutions of 1917. His connection with the leaders of the Revolution led to him providing information to the Secret Intelligence Service, while he was also suspected by MI5 of being a Soviet spy.

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