THIS IS A NEW, UNPUBLISHED, ARTHUR RANSOME STORY. It describes a sailing cruise in Latvia with his new wife Evgenia (formerly Trotsky´s secretary) up the Aa River, from Riga to Mitau and back. A classic Ransome story, it is illustrated with his own photos. Swallows and Amazons is responsible for more people taking up sailing that any other book. Arthur Ransome´s style is unique and appeals to children and adults alike. The book was collated by Brian Hammett from Ransome's (often hand-written) manuscript, and a foreword puts the book in perspective.