Arthur Ransome Trust

Putting Ransome on the Map

The World About Him


This list contains books in which Ransome observes themed subjects in the world about him. They include a book of practical instruction, several nature books for children and a study of London’s Bohemian society.

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

The world about him books published during Arthur Ransome’s life:

Ransome's drawing of an armadillo, our the world about him logo

A book has a wilful way of its own, as soon as it is fairly started, and somehow has a way of cheating its writer. It is usually a reversal of the story of “Beauty and the Beast”.


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