Unearthing the true story behind former British spy and treasured children’s author Arthur Ransome

From the East Anglian Daily Times

Arthur Ransome’s tales of boats and adventure – many of which were set in Suffolk – changed the course of children’s literature. But, says Julian Lovelock, who has written a book about Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons series, the author was a complex character whose novels were inextricably bound up with the times he lived through and the sadnesses of his own life.

For generations, Arthur Ransome’s classic Swallows and Amazons series of books have represented the sort of carefree childhood dreams are made of, full of adventure, fresh air and freedom along with mild peril but nothing to threaten the knowledge that everything will turn out all right in the end…

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