The Swallows and Amazons marathon

From the Cedar Manor Hotel

We’re getting excited about an event that’s happening here in the Lakes later this summer which will stir longings for everyone who’s ever wanted to run away to a desert island.

Well, not exactly “desert”, but in one of our favourite-ever books, Swallows and Amazons, two families of children are allowed to sail away, on their own, and camp on an island in the lake.

So we’re pleased to be involved in a marathon reading of the story which will take place at Coniston in September. In fact, our daughter Elizabeth, will be reading one of the chapters, along with other young people including Hannah Jayne Thorp.

Read the full story…