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Fair Cops and Glowworms

Background to Fair Cops and Glowworms

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.


Fair Cops and Glowworms brings together over seventy of Ransome’s fishing essays from his Rod and Line fishing column, mostly those not previously published in Rod and Line, or Arthur Ransome on Fishing. It also includes a selection of his other fishing writing and an introductory essay by Paul Crisp.

First publication

Published by Amazon Publications in July, 2011.


  • In Print
  • Amazon Publications

Ransome's drawing of a cormorant eating a fish, our fishing literature logo, used for Fair Cops and Glowworms

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Continue exploring Ransome’s bibliography:

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