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?
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
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
A MILNTHORPE business will be ensuring thirsts are quenched at a marathon read this summer. Clocktower, a kitchen appliance firm, will be at the Swallows and Amazons read at Coniston, providing a supply of tea and coffee for the team of readers and … Continue reading Brews all round thanks to Milnthorpe business
The Swallows and Amazons marathon at Coniston this summer is to be sponsored by a team who will keep the kettle boiling for the readers… Continue reading Dreaming of a camp-fire as sponsor backs Swallows and Amazons marathon
A REPUBLICATION of some of the works by the famous author of Swallows and Amazons has been released. ‘Old Peter’s Russian Tales’ and ‘The Battle of the Birds and the Beasts’ have been brought together in a centenary reprint to create the first … Continue reading Classic Arthur Ransome stories are republished
A DESCENDANT of a much loved poet is to join the marathon reading of a classic children’s story. Christopher Wordsworth, the great great great great grandson of William Wordsworth, will read a chapter of Swallows and Amazons this summer at Coniston.