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The Picts and the Martyrs By Arthur Ransome

Publisher's Synopsis

The dreaded Great Aunt has invited herself to stay with Nancy and Peggy just as their friends Dick and Dorothea arrive for the Summer holiday. Nancy and Peggy have to become Martyrs, wearing dresses and reading poetry (but breaking out at night), while Dick and Dorothea become Picts, secret inhabitants of the country who must never let themselves be seen. It's a desperate gamble to keep everyone out of trouble - but can it possibly work against the eagle eyes of the fearsome Great Aunt?


Jonathan Cape; 1943. First edition, first impression. Hardcover. Green cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Spine a little sunned. Corners a little bumped and rubbed. 303 pp. B/w illustrations by  Arthur Ransome. Coloured pictorial endpapers depicting a map of the area. Previous owners name and book plate to title page. Slight spotting to page edges. Binding tight.  A very good copy. Preowned. No ISBN. 

The Picts and the Martyrs By Arthur Ransome

SKU: 0105267
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