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

New exhibition of Arthur Ransome’s photos as Pin Mill celebrates 80th anniversary of famous story

Around 1000 enthusiasts attended to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the publication of his classic children’s adventure, We Didn’t Mean To Go To Sea, set at Pin Mill, near Ipswich. Performances were given by Suffolk’s mass choir, the Rabble Chorus, sea shanty band High Water Mark and a there was a performance of We Didn’t Mean To Go To Sea by Holbrook Academy… Continue reading New exhibition of Arthur Ransome’s photos as Pin Mill celebrates 80th anniversary of famous story