Celebrate Swallows and Amazons and the start of our sailing season in style with our fabulous collection of ceramic and fine bone china mugs, available now from the Nancy Blackett Shop. Continue reading Drink a toast to Swallows and Amazons – and support Nancy Blackett
Where, today, are the rugged tomboys, Nancy and Peggy Blackett of Swallows and Amazons ? One benefit of a single-sex girls’ school, such as Stroud High, is that young women are not subject to the prevailing stereotype or the pressure to present … Continue reading An alternative view with Rachel Beckett: Bring back tomboys like Nancy and Peggy Blackett
Even though Nancy Blackett’s due to spend a couple of months in Holland this summer, that still leaves twenty weeks of the sailing season open for you to book a sail – half-day, full day,… Continue reading Grab a chance to sail on Nancy Blackett this year
Would you like to be involved in a marathon reading of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons ?
Fans of Arthur Ransome who want to take part in a marathon reading of the classic Lake District story Swallows and Amazons can now volunteer via a new website. The site, www.ifnotduffers.org , invites readers to choose from a list of chapters for the … Continue reading Would you like to be involved in a marathon reading of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons?
Progress continues on Nancy Blackett’s new mast. Making it began in January at specialist spar-makers Collars, while it is now at Robertsons and in the process of being prepared to drop into… Continue reading Nancy Blackett’s new mast, appeal update and more…
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
Treat yourself or someone special to our Nancy Blackett jewellery this Easter and you’ll be supporting the work of the Nancy Blackett Trust. You can choose from an exquisite pair of earrings, a… Continue reading Nancy Blackett Jewellery is your ideal Easter gift
It might be hard to be believe, but Arthur Ransome’s Nancy Blackett celebrated her 86th anniversary yesterday (30th March), receiving lots of birthday wishes on social media. Born in 1931 at… Continue reading Nancy Blackett is now 86 years young
It’s not very often that we travel across the globe but a few weeks ago we did. Well, our DVD did at least! Mr Akam Alwi from his school SMA Tengku Amalin A’ishah Putri contacted Eastern Angles via Facebook as his students are studying Arthur Ransome’s We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea… Continue reading Eastern Angles Reaches Malaysia