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Pigeon Post by Arthur Ransome
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Aug 13, 12

bookshelves: fiction, children
Read from July 29 to August 12, 2012

For those who equate the Swallows & Amazons series with largely water-borne adventures on lakes and rivers this book may initially seem disappointing as the action tales place on land. However Arthur Ransome crafts a joyful story of children prospecting for hidden gold in the Lake District. There is a mysterious stranger, abandoned mines and a landscape parched and tinder dry in a summer heatwave. The title refers to the method the kids use to communicate with the 'natives'. i.e. adults. Great fun from a bygone age.
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