Characters · The Picts and the Martyrs or Not Welcome at All 109

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After their mother goes off sailing in the North Sea with Captain Flint the two Blackett sisters find. In the next book of the series s Nancy and Peggy are very excited to have been left on their own at home along with guests Dorothy and Dick But when the dreaded Great Aunt hears the news she decides her presence is reuired and the s come up with an unlikely scheme to keep her happy and to hide their guests I was dubious about the premise of this story but it ended up being one of my favorites as Dorothy and Dick get their new sail boat and camp in an old stone house while the s on their best behavior provide a bit of humor

Characters The Picts and the Martyrs or Not Welcome at All

The Picts and the Martyrs or Not Welcome at AllCed to hide their friends in the woods and dress up in white pinafores to placate their demanding aunt. Not the very best of his books but better than most that other people write He has a magical gift for taking you there showing you the world though the eyes of people you are nothing like except I hope in kindness concern and a lively interest in the natural world interesting you in things that might otherwise pass you by and bringing it all to life in a story that Jake Thackray might describe as a good tale a little improbable but a good tale The magic lies in merging the improbability with the engaging realismRansome would definitely be a guest of mine at that improbable dinner party that everyone else is going to drag Gandhi Oscar Wilde and Peter Ustinov out of heaven or hell to attend I've a tin of tobacco and a pipe ready

Arthur Ransome õ 9 Review

Characters · The Picts and the Martyrs or Not Welcome at All 109 ¿ After their mother goes off sailing in the North Sea with Captain Flint the two Blackett sisters find their eagerly awaited solo holiday at the lakeside interrupted by a visit from Great Aunt They are forced to hide their friends in the woods and dresTheir eagerly awaited solo holiday at the lakeside interrupted by a visit from Great Aunt They are for. I just finished re reading this book and it is one of my favourites from Ransome’s world In my opinion this book shows Ransome’s gift for characterisation at its bestThe themes are gentle but so entertaining and well written The number of near misses keeps you on the edge of your seat when you consider whether the Great Aunt will catch the Picts I just loved the interplay of the characters the Blacketts The Callum’s Timothy Great Aunt Maria poor old Cook this book is so well paced and so entertaining I think it’s a true under appreciated gemOne of my all time favourites