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Friday, 16 October 2009

Arthur Ransome

I'm still ploughing through a biography of Arthur Ransome and finding it a little heavy going as the greater part of it is a history of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia in 1917. Apparently Ransome was suspected of being a Bolshevik spy though he seems to have spent a lot of time spying for Great Britain on an unofficial basis. For some reason the powers that be in Russia seemed to trust him even though he was English and a journalist for the Daily News at the time. Very cloak and dagger. I will finish it but I really should go back and read all the complicated toings and froings but as I'm not really sufficiently interested I don't think I shall be doing so.

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