Arthur Ransome

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It’s the 80th anniversary of Arthur Ransome’s “Secret Water”

Arthur Ransome’s eighth novel “Secret Water” turns 80 this year. It’s his only Essex novel and this anniversary has prompted a ‘hub’ weekend of events in Harwich during that county’s book festival in March. It also prompts the question – what does it mean for a book to be eighty? Julia Jones investigates…

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Arthur Ransome’s Selina King: Introducing the Exhibition Catalogue and Greetings Card

Following the first anniversary of the Selina King Exhibition at Pin Mill, the Nancy Blackett Trust announce the publication of the exhibition’s catalogue, as well as a commemorative greetings card. The…

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Conference and Exhibition to Reveal Secrets of the Collingwood Archive

A two-day conference to celebrate the Collingwood Archive and the year-long project to catalogue it will take place at Cardiff University at the end of April. The Collingwood Archive William Gershom…

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The connections between Swallows and Amazons writer Arthur Ransome and Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky

News in the international press that Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky is to be the subject of a television series to coincide with the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution should be of particular interest in the Lakes, which has an interesting, but …

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Marathon Reading honours “Swallows and Amazons” author Arthur Ransome

The Nancy Blackett Trust’s nine-hour marathon reading of “We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea” took place on Saturday (21st October) at Pin Mill Sailing Club near Ipswich, before a large and…