Thanet’s trail of 17 famous authors to celebrate for the 2017 Year of Literary Heroes

Swallows and Amazons author Arthur Ransome also has connections with the area. Ransome (1884–1967), whose books launched a million childhood sailing dreams, enjoyed regular visits to Ramsgate Royal Harbour and during one trip he saw a picture of a child in a red cap – inspiring the famous headgear of Amazon pirate girls Nancy and Peggy Blackett… Continue reading Thanet’s trail of 17 famous authors to celebrate for the 2017 Year of Literary Heroes