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Before a Peak in Darien

Background to Before a Peak in Darien

Amazon Publications is an independent publishing co-operative that aims to publish one book per year by or about Arthur Ransome. For copyright reasons its books are only sold to members of The Arthur Ransome Society.

Synopsis

Before a Peak in Darien reprints sample essays, stories and passages from some of Ransome’s earlier books, including: The Souls of the Streets; The Stone Lady; The Book of Friendship;  The Imp and the Elf and the Ogre; A History of Story-telling; Edgar Allan Poe; The Hoofmarks of the Fawn; Portraits and Speculations and The Elixir of Life. The editor, Paul Crisp provides an introduction examining Ransome’s early development as a writer.

First publication

Published by Amazon Publications in 2008.

Availability

  • In Print
  • Amazon Publications


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