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 are unsuitable for use in smoking fish, and pine would impart a nasty, resinous flavour.Read more >
Arthur Ransome Trust (ART) is a registered charity in England (No 1136565) whose main aim is to establish and develop a public centre in the Lake District, dedicated to the life and works of Arthur Ransome.
- Arthur Ransome Trust website
Julia Jones, the owner of Arthur Ransome's yacht Peter Duck has written a children's novel, The Salt-Stained Book which is some sort of tribute to Ransome's Swallows and Amazons series:
- Extract from The Salt-Stained Book