Nancy Blackett in “Country Life”: We Did Mean to Go to Sea

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From Coniston to the Kremlin is absorbing chapter in the life of a fascinating fellow

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… Read the full story… Continue reading From Coniston to the Kremlin is absorbing chapter in the life of a fascinating fellow