The connections between Swallows and Amazons writer Arthur Ransome and Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky

News in the international press that Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky is to be the subject of a television series to coincide with the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution should be of particular interest in the Lakes, which has an interesting, but … Continue reading The connections between Swallows and Amazons writer Arthur Ransome and Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky

Spotlight on real life characters behind Arthur Ransome’s fictional Swallows

Arthur Ransome and his Russian wife Evgenia met up with Dora and Ernest and rekindled their friendship. Arthur and Ernest went off to Barrow and bought Ernest’s children two 14-feet dinghies, which were to become the catalyst for Swallows and Amazons .”. Continue reading Spotlight on real life characters behind Arthur Ransome’s fictional Swallows