The Picts & The Martyrs, Arthur Ransome


  • £24.99
    Unit price per 
Tax included.

Only 1 left!


The Picts & The Martyrs: or, Not Welcome at All 

Arthur Ransome 

Publisher: Jonathan Cape 

Publication year: 1943  

Format:  Hardback 

Pages: 303 


Condition Notes: Please Note the photographs attached are of the actual book you are purchasing.  Please review these carefully and feel free to request more should you require them. 

An elderly book that shows some signs of age.  No DJ, green cloth boards fair, having wear & bumping around the edges, corners and spine, with some markings/general grime to covers.  Gold lettering and publishers crest to spine, indented lettering to front.  Some indents to page edges, in particular the underside.   Spine holds well.  A neat inscription dated 1947 on first page, with some pencil marks (ticks) to the list of other ‘Arthur Ransome’ titles.  No printed dates apart from ‘First published 1943’ Looks to be first edition. Pages 5-12 shortened. 


About the book: 

The Picts and the Martyrs is the eleventh book in Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons series of children's books. It was published in 1943. This is the last completed book set in the Lake District and features the Blackett sisters, the Amazons and the Callum siblings, Dick and Dorothea, known as the Ds. Ransome's most native character, the Great Aunt also features prominently as do many aspects of Lakeland life. The Dog's Home is based on a small stone hut built in the woods above Coniston Water close to Ransome's then residence. 


We Also Recommend