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Coot Club explained Coot Club, review Coot Club, trailer Coot Club, box office Coot Club, analysis Coot Club, Coot Club c6b8 Let Fly Jib Sheet Slack Away Main Fenders Out Dick And Dorothea Also Known As The Ds Arrive In Norfolk All Ready To Learn How To Sail They Couldn T Hope For A Better Teacher Than Tom Dudgeon But Tom Is In A Spot Of Trouble After Seeing The BeastlyMargoletta Moored Clean Across The Nests Of His Beloved Coots, Tom Set The Motorcruiser Adrift Now The Enemy Have Offered A Bounty On His Head Can They Save The Birds Nest From Almost Certain Destruction Will They Avoid Being Caught By The Awful Hullabaloos Only Some Brave Friends And Quick Thinking Stands Between Them And Disaster

  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • Coot Club
  • Arthur Ransome
  • English
  • 11 September 2019
  • 9780224606356

About the Author: Arthur Ransome

Arthur Michell Ransome was born in Leeds in 1884 and educated in Windermere and Rugby His family spent their summers at Nibthwaite, to the south of Coniston Water.In 1902, Ransome abandoned a chemistry degree to become a publisher s office boy in London He used this precarious existence to practise writing, producing several minor works before Bohemia in London 1907 , a study of London s artist



10 thoughts on “Coot Club

  1. says:

    As a child these were my favourite books, I loved stories of adventure and my family holidayed in the English Lake District where the Swallows books are set so I knew the places they visited.Coot Club, along with Big Six is set in the Norfolk Broads and doesn t feature the Swallows s so it s not my favourite but I still love it Whilst on holiday I would imagine meeting the Swallows and s on every lake At school my friends and I would play Swallows and s My best friend Sarah and I, being the only ones who were truly obsessed by the books would take charge and we would, of course, be the s Sarah was always Nancy and I, Peggy Whichever of our other friends were roped in would be the Swallows We would tack our imaginary boats across the Lake the playground and camp on Wild Cat Island a mound at one end of the playground with two large elm trees on it.I still read these occasionally and can t wait till my own daughters are old enough for them Swallows and s for Ever

  2. says:

    Turn away from the news of Trump and North Korea and sexual harassment, and lose yourself for a few hours in Arthur Ransome s 1930 s classics, the Swallows and s In Coot Club, number five in the series, Dorothea and Dick end up on a sailing boat, in the region of Norfolk The two adventurers, and modern readers, are introduced to that special world of yachts, barges, tow boats, rowboats, and the rivers, marshes, and sea they all sail upon that still existed in a prelapsarian world of openness, trust, and camaraderie in the 1930s There s a moment when the twins, aka Port and Starboard, jump from one ship to another in pursuit of a third without even knowing the names of the sailors on board It s a scene that would make helicopter parents call out the Third Army, the nation s entire supply of black helicopters, and the whole Coast Guard in order to bring the little tykes safely home Instead, a telegram is sent, a phone call is made, and the sailing continues The innocence of the exchange makes your heart ache for something that we humans in grownup, civilized countries have completely lost and will never have again Instead, we have mobile phones, iPads and Facebook It s a poor exchange, and we are sadder for it And yet, Coot Club is an adventure story, with hooligans, traitors, pirates, and thugs to keep things lively The difference is that there is a clear, bright line between the good guys and the bad guys, and no one has any trouble telling the two tribes apart Even the hooligans I m no nostalgia buff, but in our rush toward progress surely it can do no harm to pause once in a while and ask ourselves what we have had to give up in exchange for our shiny gadgets and 24 7 access to It All And the answer is much.

  3. says:

    I love the Swallows s world with my whole heart This book features neither of the series titular groups, but it is an easy favorite It starts with a kid taking direct action against rich, thoughtless hullabaloos in order to protect the lives of birds he sets their motor cruiser adrift The adults agree he s done what s right, but now he s an outlaw on the run The kids sail, take risks, have adventures, get into and out of scrapes They re inventive, and welcoming It s an idyllic world, one I m always glad to escape to Plus, the pug narrates a few pages in this one.

  4. says:

    This adventure story is the 5th book in the series of 13 I found this book to be a real enjoyable adventure and it was exiting to read with a new captivating characters It was a interesting book as it was exciting and compelling It was a good ending where they are returned I would recommend this books to people of all ages and of either gender.

  5. says:

    Here is an example of the kind of parent I would like to be Look here, dad, what would you do if the only way to get to our baby was up this dyke, and mother and you and me were all on the other side of the river, and a huge motor cruiser was fixed right across the opening of the dyke, so that none of us could get in, and our baby was all alone, and we knew that if we didn t get to him soon he d go and die Do said the doctor Why, we d scupper that cruiser We d blow it sky high We dBut what s it all about, old chap Don t you go trapping me into prescribing before diagnosis Let s have the symptoms first Tell me all about it And Tom, walking up and down with his father in the darkening garden, and already feeling a good deal better, poured out the whole story Thinking it all over, you know, in terms of the monster, and talking it over with your mother, considering her as a coot, I ve come to a conclusion It s a pity it s happened, of course, and I ll be very much obliged to you if you can manage not to let those rowdies catch you, but, looking at the case as a whole, your mother on one side of the cruiser and our baby on the other, I don t really see what else you could have done I won t let them catch me, said Tom I d much rather they didn t, said his father Good night, old chap Good night, dad, said Tom, and blew out his candle lantern 78 9

  6. says:

    If Swallows and s is the childhood classic to remember, Coot Club is its equal We first encounter Dick and Dot in the book that comes before it when they are with the Swallows and the s up in the northern lakes In this story they holiday on the Norfolk Broads and we encounter the Coot Club I will always love the original story in this series but this is a story with action and danger, and dare I say it, plot When the Hullaballoos park their motor cruiser over the No 7 nest of the Coot Club, Tom Dudgeon is forced to take matters into his own hands and casts the cruiser adrift so that the mother coot can return to her nest As Tom evades the Hullaballoos he teaches Dick and Dot how to sail, with the help of fellow Coot Club members, the twins, Port and Starboard If characters ever needed a follow up story it is Port and Starboard Whilst Dick, Dot, Tom and the Death and Glories get to have adventures on The Broads in The Big Six, sadly this Port and Starboard s only story.

  7. says:

    This one is sort of a spin off It focuses on Dick and Dorothea, the city kids who got drawn into the world of Swallows s in WINTER HOLIDAY, and their exciting adventures learning to sail with a whole bunch of other intrepid and imaginative kid adventures What I like about the introduction of the Ds, as they are called, is that it can inspire people who weren t raised around boats and camping and the outdoor life to try their hand at it After reading about Dick Dorothea s adventures on the Norfolk coast, I was fantasizing about learning to sail myself This book also has an environmentalist theme, as the children are all trying to protect nesting birds from callous vacationers in a motorized houseboat.

  8. says:

    How on earth did I miss this when I was reading Arthur Ransome s books in my youth Reading this book for the first time was an absolute joy, especially as Ransome s love and deep knowledge of the Norfolk Broads really shines through The plot also has an intriguing array of elements view spoiler bird conservation, the Hullabaloos chasing Tom after he set them adrift to protect the coots nest, the Teasel being caught in fog and running aground, Dick and Dot learning to sail hide spoiler

  9. says:

    Growing up the Swallows and s series by Arthur Ransome was one of my favorite series When I decided to re read it as an adult I was worried that it would not stand the test of time I was delighted to find that in general found it just as enjoyable now as I did as a child The characters, writing style and adventures are great and I truly enjoyed the series.

  10. says:

    Hard to beat Arthur Ransome s classic British stories for light summer reading with family and kidswe especially love these in audiobook format during summer vacation trips This one features life on the water and the adventurousness of youth during a time when helicopter parenting was not at all in fashion

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