Posted by Lionel Hill on October 28, 1998 at 03:11:00:
In Reply to: Other Sailing Series posted by terence mcmanus on October 26, 1998 at 10:48:19:
Yes indeed. In fact I recently got hold of a copy of One Good Tern
from my local library and re-read it. I agree that there are
comparisons. "One Good Tern" has a holiday extended by quarantine
after Anthony, Robin, Anne and Elizabeth are exposed to the
disagreeable Arthurís (!) contagious disease. Subsequently the
children sail outside the harbour against parental instructions in
order to rescue Arthur. One Good Tern was first published 1943.
I am now trying to get hold of the others in the series.
My library doesnít have them and fiction is not available through
the library interloan service. I read them several times before
trying that strange set of 12 volumes along to the left a bit on
the library shelf. Despite the sailing boats I was rather put off by
the title Swallows and Amazons and the Spurrier map so I started with
the more prosaic looking Coot Club. Aubrey de Selincourt has a namesake
writing on Greek history.
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