New book reveals how the 1974 film of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons was made

The Making of Swallows and Amazons (1974) will be of interest to anyone who has seen the film, but also to everyone who is a fan of Ransome and his famous book, which tells the story of a summer in 1929 when a group of children camp on an island in the … Continue reading New book reveals how the 1974 film of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons was made

Arthur Ransome fans gather on shore of Coniston Water for marathon reading of Swallows and Amazons

A LITERARY marathon was completed on the shore of Coniston when a team of enthusiasts read all 31 chapters of the children’s classic story, Swallows and Amazons . The novel event brought to an end a summer of celebrations marking the 50th anniversary … Continue reading Arthur Ransome fans gather on shore of Coniston Water for marathon reading of Swallows and Amazons