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Arthur Michell Ransome (1884-1967), Journalist and author

Sitter in 15 portraits
Ransome began writing children's stories at the turn of the century. Escaping from an unhappy first marriage, he worked as a foreign correspondent in Russia during the First World War and the Russian Revolution. There he met Trotsky's secretary, Evgenia Shelepin whom he eventually married. In 1929 he gave up journalism to write Swallows and Amazons, the first in a series of twelve books featuring the Walker children.

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Arthur Michell Ransome

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
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Arthur Michell Ransome

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
NPG x12270

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Arthur Michell Ransome

by John Gay
vintage glossy bromide print, 1949
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Arthur Michell Ransome

by John Gay
vintage glossy bromide print, 1949
NPG x126504

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Arthur Michell Ransome

by Robert Lutyens
ferro-gelatine print, published 1962 (1961)
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Arthur Michell Ransome

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
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Arthur Michell Ransome

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
NPG x12269

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Arthur Michell Ransome

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
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Arthur Michell Ransome

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
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Arthur Michell Ransome

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
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Arthur Michell Ransome

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
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Arthur Michell Ransome

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
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Arthur Michell Ransome

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
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Arthur Michell Ransome

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
NPG x12277

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Arthur Michell Ransome

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
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