Re: reminded of Ransome

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Posted by Adam Quinan on December 10, 2015 at 20:19:01 user Adam.

In Reply to: Re: reminded of Ransome posted by Ross Cossar on December 10, 2015 at 15:55:06:

I also saw Ed's comment and Tony Richardson's response and reassurance!

One book I have read is The Golden Ocean by Patrick O'Brian. Not one of the Aubrey-Maturin series but set earlier during Anson's circumnavigation from 1740-44.

One of the characters is a large elderly midshipman who is is said to be very hairy. His name is Ransome. At the time Patrick O'Brian's publisher was Arthur Ransome's friend Rupert Hart-Davis and I have wondered whether they ever met there. Also whether Ransome's great mustache made some sort of impression on O'Brian so that he wrote him into his story.

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