Thursday, 8 January 2015

We didn't mean to go to sea

I have to admit to being a bit of an Arthur Ransome fan. Rod and Line (Cape 1929) is a classic in angling literature, but it's his Swallows and Amazons stories that float my boat.

I am enjoying re-reading them on these dark and dingy winter evenings. Check out these amazing new covers by Posti Pietari on the Vintage Classics editions - worth buying for the lovely new covers alone. Updated in such a fine way, absolutely stunning!


Polly said...

Oooh, those are outstanding covers!Something to keep in mind for my son's Birthday in April.I think he'll enjoy them very much.

He found some Grantsby in his Christmas stocking this year, thanks to you!

Happy New Year, Dickie! Hope it's filled with good health and fish.

Dickie Straker said...

Thanks Polly, belated NY best wishes to you too. Glad you like the covers, more to come soon! I can't seem to move myself from fireside to riverside to go fishing.....must try harder!!! All the best, Dickie

The Two Terriers said...


Where are you? I think you need to go fishing. Still catching pike but the water is clear, most fish in the 9lb - 10lb category.. We need a good flood surging through the drains and rivers to gather the fish.

All the best,


Dickie Straker said...

Hi John, apologies for paucity of posts - been in hibernation.....about to come back from the land of fireside fishng, comfort food and warming beverages of an alcoholic nature....pass the port!

TTFN, Dickie