'Now Susan,' Mother said, 'And you too, John. No night sailing. No going outside the harbour. And back the day after tomorrow. Promise.'But promises can't always be kept. Within twenty-four hours John, Susan, Titty and Roger find themselves fighting a night gale in the treacherous waters of the North Sea, adrift and in the main shipping lanes. Suddenly, it's real adventure and only their sailing skills can help them now.
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The four Walker children never meant to go to sea. They had promised their mother to stay safely in the harbour, and to be home on Friday in time for tea. But there they are in someone else's boat, drifting out to sea in a thick fog. When the fog lifts, they can turn round and sail back to the harbour. But then comes the wind and the storm, driving them out even further across the cold North Sea . . .Review:
"The seventh of the Arthur Ransome books about the Swallows and the Amazons, and I really think it is the best" ( Sunday Times)
"The most exciting of the whole Swallows and Amazon series" ( New Statesman)
"This book is Ransome at the top of his form" ( Observer)
"The book is a record of an uncovenanted voyage, which ended in Holland, of the rain and wind, the darkness and the wild water, the escapes from buoys and from ships crossing in the night, the courage and resource of the children" ( Evening Standard)
"Perhaps the best of all ... Just what does happen is told with all the wealth of practical detail and satisfying sense of reality which make Mr Ransome so unfailingly successful" ( Punch)
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Book Description Puffin Books/Penguin Group, 1969. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140304142
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