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Swallows and Amazons Series


Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons series included twelve published and one incomplete novel. This page also lists books consisting primarily of material by Ransome related to the Swallows and Amazons series.

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

Swallows and Amazons series books published during Ransome’s life:

  • Swallows and Amazons (1930) (Random House: Jonathan Cape hb; Vintage Children’s Classics & Red Fox pbs & e-books) (Shop)
  • Swallowdale (1931) (Random House: Jonathan Cape hb; Vintage Children’s Classics & Red Fox pbs & e-books) (Shop)
  • Peter Duck (1932) (Random House: Jonathan Cape hb; Vintage Children’s Classics & Red Fox pbs & e-books) (Shop)
  • Winter Holiday (1933) (Random House: Jonathan Cape hb; Vintage Children’s Classics & Red Fox pbs & e-books) (Shop)
  • Coot Club (1934) (Random House: Jonathan Cape hb; Vintage Children’s Classics & Red Fox pbs & e-books) (Shop)
  • Pigeon Post (1936) (Random House: Jonathan Cape hb; Vintage Children’s Classics & Red Fox pbs & e-books) (Shop)
  • We Didn’t Mean to go to Sea (1937) (Random House: Jonathan Cape hb; Vintage Children’s Classics & Red Fox pbs & e-books) (Shop)
  • Secret Water (1939) (Random House: Jonathan Cape hb; Vintage Children’s Classics & Red Fox pbs & e-books) (Shop)
  • The Big Six (1940) (Random House: Jonathan Cape hb; Vintage Children’s Classics & Red Fox pbs & e-books) (Shop)
  • Missee Lee (1941) (Random House: Jonathan Cape hb; Vintage Children’s Classics & Red Fox pbs & e-books) (Shop)
  • The Picts and the Martyrs (1943) (Random House: Jonathan Cape hb; Vintage Children’s Classics & Red Fox pbs & e-books) (Shop)
  • Great Northern? (1947) (Random House: Jonathan Cape hb; Vintage Children’s Classics & Red Fox pbs & e-books) (Shop)

Books published after his death:

Ransome's drawing of two flags, our Swallows and Amazons Series logo

Steps sounded on the wooden stairs, and counting, “Seven and eight and nine and ten and eleven and twelve and that’s the dozen.”



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