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OldHarry OldHarry 12 October 2017
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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 are unsuitable for use in smoking fish, and pine would impart a nasty, resinous flavour.

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Nankai Nankai 21 January 2012
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Arthur Ransome Trust

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
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Nankai Nankai 10 July 2011
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''The Salt-Stained Book'' launched

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
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