Secret Water

Ransome, Arthur

© 1939

Part of the Swallows and Amazons series

 

"Adventure" may not quite be the right genre for the eighth Swallows and Amazons book. Written in the backdrop of WW2, the Swallows are determined to complete their father's (British Navy Commander) mapping assignment. The Amazons would rather join local children who are playing war-games among the marshes of England's East Coast. Not one of Ransome's best in our opinion.