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Arthur Ransome
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Born in Leeds, West Yorkshire
Born on 18th of January 1884
Died on 3rd of June 1967

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Born 1884. Died 1967 - English journalist and children's writer.

Worked as an office boy in a publishing firm, progressing to ghost writing and writing short stories. Became a reporter and because he had learnt Russian was sent to cover the Russian Revolution. Returned to England settling in the Lake District and turning to writing. Best known for Swallows and Amazons (1930), the first of 12 novels featuring two families of adventurous children. His autobiography was published posthumously in 1976.

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