From the Westmorland Gazette
ARTHUR Ransome is best known as the author of Swallows and Amazons.
The much-loved children’s series of books captured an idyllic childhood that was set mainly in the Furness fells and enchanting waters around Coniston – the author’s life-long spiritual home.
However, in his autobiography, Ransome admits that he felt that he had lived through “snatches of a dozen lives.”
One such period of Ransome’s life was lived between 1917 and 1924, from the Russian Revolutions until the death…