We’re getting excited about an event that’s happening here in the Lakes later this summer which will stir longings for everyone who’s ever wanted to run away to a desert island. Continue reading The Swallows and Amazons marathon
Nancy Blackett was featured in a television preview of the Arthur Ransome Pin Mill Jamboree last Friday (12th May) on BBC Look East. The preview also featured short interviews with Peter Willis,… Continue reading Nancy Blackett featured on BBC Look East
A schedule of guest talks has been released for the Arthur Ransome Pin Mill Jamboree taking place this Saturday (13th May). The current running order is as follows: 1:30pm – 2pm: Paul Anderson on…
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Sophie Neville, who will forever be remembered for playing Titty in the classic 1974 film Swallows and Amazons, is releasing a new version of her behind-the-scenes memoirs. Continue reading ‘Titty’ actress Sophie Neville to release new version of Swallows and Amazons memoirs
As VisitEngland celebrates its Year of Literary Heroes in 2017, the Shotley Peninsula in Suffolk will be hosting The Arthur Ransome East Coast Celebration, to commemorate the life of the English author and journalist who moved to the county in 1935. Continue reading Arthur Ransome’s Suffolk
On Saturday 13th of May, Sophie will be opening the Arthur Ransome Pin Mill Jamboree in Suffolk, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Nancy Blackett Trust. Continue reading Sophie Neville signing for The Making of Swallows and Amazons at Arthur Ransome Pin Mill Jamboree 2017
The long-awaited second edition of ‘The Making of SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS (1974)’ is being published in paperback by The Lutterworth Press on 25th May. Continue reading Second edition of ‘The Making of Swallows and Amazons (1974)’ to be published by the Lutterworth Press on 25th May 2017
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
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?