Posted by Ed Kiser on December 11, 2015 at 08:14:33 user Kisered.
In Reply to: Re: reminded of Ransome posted by Adam Quinan on December 10, 2015 at 20:19:01:
Another "Ransome" reference - in reading about the Battle of the Atlantic during the early part of WWII, I read where the Royal Navy came up with a hunter-killer group to go sub chasing. This group got pretty good at it. It had a commander by the name of JOHN WALKER. He is a bit older than the one we know about in Ransome's stories, but that name just leaped out at me. Ransome's character was named a decade before the sub chaser reached his acclaim.
Do we know of any reference that could be the origin of his choosing the name "WALKER" for the Swallows?
Will the marvels, the mysteries, the little surprises ever cease to arise from a re-reading of these Ransome stories - for the Nth time. It has been quite an adventure, and it continues with each re-reading.
Nancy Drew was never like that...
Ed Kiser, Kentucky, USA
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