• "Arthur Ransome's adventure books are an institution, and Christmas is the richer because of his invention, gravity, and solid matter"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "The seventh of the Arthur Ransome books about the Swallows and the Amazons, and I really think it is the best"

    The Sunday Times
  • "The most exciting of the whole Swallows and Amazon series"

    New Statesman

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