Here’s the Programme for the 80th Anniversary Marathon Reading…

Tomorrow (Saturday 21st October) is the 80th Anniversary Marathon Reading of “We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea”, so here’s the official programme for the day: Download a copy here. (PDF, 2MB) Starting at 9am, the Marathon’s readers will include celebrities such as Griff Rhys Jones, Libby Purves and Sophie Neville. It all takes place at the Pin Mill Sailing Club, where Arthur Ransome was a member, in honour of the book’s 80th anniversary (it was first published November 1937). Entry is free, and you can come and go as you please. If you are using social media on the day, please … Continue reading Here’s the Programme for the 80th Anniversary Marathon Reading…

Griff Rhys Jones to join other stars at Suffolk reading of famous Arthur Ransome tale

The book, published in 1937, is part of the Swallows and Amazons series and is set on the banks of the River Orwell. Chapters will be read aloud, from beginning to end, over around eight hours starting from 9am on Saturday. Libby Purves, Julia Jones … Continue reading Griff Rhys Jones to join other stars at Suffolk reading of famous Arthur Ransome tale

An 80th Anniversary Bookmark for We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea

The Nancy Blackett Trust has commissioned this Limited Edition Bookmark to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the publication of “We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea” in November 1937…

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Griff Rhys Jones to join other stars at Suffolk reading of famous Arthur Ransome tale

The book, published in 1937, is part of the Swallows and Amazons series and is set on the banks of the River Orwell. Chapters will be read aloud, from beginning to end, over around eight hours starting from 9am on Saturday. Libby Purves, Julia Jones … Continue reading Griff Rhys Jones to join other stars at Suffolk reading of famous Arthur Ransome tale