Arthur Ransome’s Other Waters

From the Lutterworth Press

When someone mentions Swallows and Amazons, there’s a good chance that your mind wanders off to the brooding peaks and glassy waters of the Lake District. Though the Swallows and the Amazons did spend many a happy hour in Cumbria, their other novels see them sallying forth into the uncharted waters of Norfolk and Suffolk.

In a newly published book, Swallows, Amazons and Coots: A Reading of Arthur Ransome, Julian Lovelock visits each of these waters (novels) in turn, illuminating the creative processes and contradictory politics beneath the surface of Arthur Ransome’s writing.

We thought we’d follow Julian Lovelock’s example and conduct our own exploration of some of Ransome’s other waters. As luck would have it, an intern just happened to go sailing near the coast of Suffolk with a camera…

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