About this book
A revelatory and often chilling examination of an English icon, and his controversial Soviet double life. Arthur Ransome was the J.K. Rowling of his day, author of a series of children's books that shaped the imaginations of a generation. But before that, he was an uncritical apologist for the Bolshevik regime, conducting a love affair with Leon Trotsky's private secretary, and comparing Lenin to Oliver Cromwell. At Whitehall, he was accused of being an agent of a hostile nation, and only narrowly escaped prosecution for treason.
Arthur Ransome was, from 1930 to the early 1960s, what J K Rowling is today: author of a series of children's books which shaped the imagination of a generation. At Whitehall, he was accused of being the paid agent of a hostile power and only narrowly escaped prosecution for treason. This title presents a revision of this English icon.
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