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Arthur Ransome is best-known for Swallows and Amazons and the series of books he wrote about a family holidaying in the Norfolk Broads where they enjoy camping, fishing and sailing. They became modern classics and have been translated into many languages. He won the first Carnegie Medal for Literature in 1936 for Pigeon Post, whilst also working as a journalist on The Manchester Guardian. He later compiled a book of Russian folklore titled Old Peter’s Russian Tales.