In The Big Six, Arthur Ransome returns Dick and Dorothea to the Norfolk Broads.
All set for a blissful summer on the river, they find three of their friends under suspicion by everyone on the river, accused of setting boats adrift, sabotage and theft. In the meantime, the real culprits are still at large. There’s no choice but to form a crime-busting team: The Big Six.
‘In my early teens I read Arthur Ransome’s books, The Coot Club and The Big Six . . . They impressed me so much that I persuaded my father to take me on holiday to the Norfolk Broads where we had great fun teaching ourselves to sail, all on the impetus of Ransome’s books.’ Aidan Chambers, Observer
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