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The wiki dedicated to Arthur Ransome, his life, literary works and the Swallows and Amazons series of novels. This wiki, to which anyone can contribute, adopts an in-universe perspective when writing about Arthur Ransome's works of fiction. We aim to complement Wikipedia, with articles focussed on Arthur Ransome and his works rather than general (native) knowledge.

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OldHarry OldHarry 12 October 2017

Eel smoking

In 'The Big Six', the Death and Glories go to great trouble to smoke the eels given to them by Harry Bangate, but the results are poor -in fact inedible.  I think this is due to their use of pitch pine in the smoking process.  Apparently soft woods …

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Crag Gill - possibly

Crag Gill is a house on the western side of The Lake... ...more...

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