From MI6 to tea with Trotsky: the secret life of Swallows and Amazons author Arthur Ransome – Telegraph.co.uk

‘Any book worth reading by children,” wrote Arthur Ransome in his autobiography, “is also worth reading by grown-up persons.” As one of the millions who loved the Swallows and Amazons books as a child, I was wary of revisiting them as a grown-up person … Continue reading From MI6 to tea with Trotsky: the secret life of Swallows and Amazons author Arthur Ransome – Telegraph.co.uk

Swallows and Amazons – Ten Interesting Facts about the Book and the Author

The reviews on early showings of the eagerly anticipated Swallows & Amazons re-make are starting to trickle out. It has got to be said that not all are convinced that the vision of ‘capturing the imagination of the Harry Potter generation’ will be realised with this spiced up, ‘white-knuckle-ride adventure’ version of the treasured Arthur Ransome novel. Continue reading Swallows and Amazons – Ten Interesting Facts about the Book and the Author