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‘No supplies from Atkinson’s. Occupied by treacherous enemy.’
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09 August, 2018

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‘Wells dry. Bones scatter the desert. Life impossible.’
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‘Crawling home more dead than alive. Bellies pinched. Throats parched. Please put the kettle on.’
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Great Exhibition of the North

22 June, 2018

The Great Exhibition of the North opened in Newcastle today. Running for three months, it is designed to showcase “the North of England’s pioneering spirit and the impact of our inventors, artists and designers”. Plus writers, of course. We were really pleased to hear that the exhibition would recognise Ransome’s part in this great history, and honoured to be able to help provide advice. We wish the exhibition every success.

Autobiography published

3 March, 2018

We released our new edition of The Autobiography of Arthur Ransome today. It’s the second publication in our Buried Treasure project. Our new edition contains:

  • The full text from the first, 1976 Jonathan Cape edition, as edited by Ransome’s literary executor and friend, Sir Rupert Hart-Davis;
  • Sir Rupert’s prologue and epilogue;
  • A new selection of 60 black and white photographs;
  • New, specially-produced maps.

It is available now from our shop.