Missee Lee

Ransome, Arthur

© 1941

Part of the Swallows and Amazons series

 

While sailing around the world with Capt. Flint, the Swallows and Amazon's are shipwrecked off the coast of pre-communist China in book number ten. They are "rescued" by a Cambridge-educated lady-pirate who enslaves them in her classical school. This book is based on Ransom's real-life adventures as a newspaper correspondent in China which gives it a vivid sense of reality. One of the best.