Arthur Ransome Trust

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Sailing Literature


The Sailing Literature section of our bibliography contains information on Arthur Ransome’s nautical works. Ransome wrote two Baltic cruising books, including the classic Racundra’s First Cruise. Our list adds posthumous collections of his sailing logs and book introductions.

The date shown is that of first UK publication. Titles in bold are currently in print in the UK.

Sailing literature published during Arthur Ransome’s life:

Books published after his death:

Ransome's drawing of two children in a boat, our sailing literature logo

It had come to such a pass that I woke from dreams at night sitting in that paper cockpit, with a paper tiller under my arm, steering a paper ship across uncharted seas. Racundra had to be built.



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