‘I’d like to go to Africa and see forests full of parrots!’ I’m not sure about the parrots but I’m off on an African adventure soon – details to follow in my next post. Very Happy New Year to one … Continue reading Very Happy New Year!
A unique one-day conference of training and inspiration for cruising sailors is to take place on Sunday 11th March 2018 (from 10am-5:15pm) at the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, Suffolk. Titled “We Do Mean to Go… Continue reading Do you mean to go to sea in 2018? Then this one-day conference is for you…
If the path is still closed (unsafe bridge) continue along the road, passing entrances to Lowick Hall where Arthur Ransome, author of Swallows and Amazons , lived from 1948 to 1950. At the junction turn right and after 0.4 mile (where the footpath from … Continue reading A linear walk with spectacular views of southern Lake District fells
A Happy Christmas to all of our supporters! Have a wonderful day tomorrow and thank you for all of your support this year. Continue reading Happy Christmas from Swallows and Amazons!
We scuttle off to our village church where people have gathered to celebrate the birth of Jesus for over a thousand years. Tears well … Continue reading → Continue reading My Christmas – Sophie Neville
Watch a clip from “Country Tracks” profiling ‘Swallows and Amazons’ – featuring Claude Watham, Lucy Batty, Suzanna Hamilton and Sophie Neville, with Sophie’s father’s original behind-the-scenes footage from 1973. Continue reading Video: Watch the Country Tracks 2003 TV feature about Swallows and Amazons
Back in 1973 a film crew and actors descended on the Lake District to make a full-length feature film of author Arthur Ransome’s classic children’s story Swallows and Amazons . The group included 12-year-old Sophie Neville, who had been cast as … Continue reading Books that would make a great present for friends and family at Christmas
It’s time for last orders for your Christmas gifts from the Nancy Blackett Shop! Choose from our fabulous range of “Swallows and Amazons” and Nancy Blackett gifts, knowing that your… Continue reading Last Orders for Christmas from the Nancy Blackett Shop!
Sophie Neville has received many letters from fans since the publication of her memoir “The Making of Swallows and Amazons (1974)”. Publishers the Lutterworth Press have shared this one… Continue reading Fan Mail for “The Making of Swallows and Amazons (1974)”