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This is a book about a family of children camping in England's Lake District. As such, it is virtually impossible to write about it without making reference to Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons series. Ransome more or less invented the holiday "camping and tramping" adventure story which had its heyday in the mid-20th century on British children's fiction lists. He is easily that genre's most popular and enduring writer, and his best loved books have a lake-land setting. He is to camping in...more
terrifically wholesome (this is not a bad thing). it's nice sometimes to read about nice middle-class children engaging in nice activities in a time that probably never was. and also i learnt about hound trailing (initially i thought this was a misprint for trials - that's what you get for growing up with 4 million sheep - but no). apparently this is also an Arthur Ransome thing but i must have missed it in those books.
British children's author Marjorie Lloyd was born in 1909 in Haydock, Lancashire. She was educated at Cowley Girls' School, St. Helen's, from 1920-27, and at Birmingham University, where she read Mathematics, and took a teaching diploma, from 1928-32. She also studied at the City of Liverpool College of Art. A teacher for a number of years, she was variously employed at Haydock, Macclefield, Wigto...moreMore about Marjorie Lloyd...