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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…

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