The Big Six

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Author: Arthur Ransome

9780099589358 | PB | pp. 544 | 2014 | Vintage

When Dick and Dorothea find their friends are framed for a crime they did not commit. There’s no choice but to form a crime-busting team: The Big Six.

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When Dick and Dorothea arrive in the Norfolk Broads all set for a blissful summer on the river, they find their friends the Death and Glories in a very bad situation. Accused of setting boats adrift, sabotage and theft, the boys are under suspicion by everyone on the river. And in the meantime, the real culprits are still at large. There’s no choice but to form a crime-busting team: The Big Six. As the evidence stacks against them, can they solve the mystery and trap the real criminals?

Additional information

Author:

Arthur Ransome

ISBN:

9780099589358

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

544

Year of Publication:

2014

Publisher:

Vintage

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

The author was born in Leeds in 1884. He had an adventurous life. As a baby he was carried by his father to the top of the Old Man of Coniston, a peak that is 2,276 ft high! He went to Russia in 1913 to study folklore and in 1914, at the start of World War I he became a foreign correspondent for the Daily News. In 1917 when the Russian Revolution began he became a journalist and was a special correspondent of The Guardian. He played chess with Lenin and married Trotsky’s personal secretary, Evgenia Petrovna Shelepina. On his return to England, he bought a cottage near Windermere in the Lake District and began writing children’s stories. He published the first of his children’s classics, the twelve Swallows and Amazons books, in 1930. In 1936 he won the first ever Carnegie Medal for his book, Pigeon Post. He died in 1967.

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