Thursday, September 15, 2005

Author: Arthur Ransome

From the Yorkshire Post:

"The Secret Life of Arthur Ransome," will air on BBC2, Saturday. It will detail the author's complicated involvement with MI6 and the Foreign Office and the Bolshevik cause while working as a reporter in Russia. I hope someone picks it up to show here.

By any standards, this period of Ransome's life was remarkable, yet strangely, it was something he played down.
"What's interesting in his autobiography is Arthur Ransome plays down the events of 1919, because it was an extraordinary period of his life.
"And this intrigued me given that he was an adventure writer, it made me question why he hadn't made more of this?", says Jones.

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