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Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome - my favourite childhood reading. I wanted so much to have adventures like the children in the books!

My childhood reading was definitely English flavoured, and yet we identified so strongly with the characters, wanting so much to create our own adventures

A new film version of Swallows and Amazons brings the rural way of life back to…

Children messing about in boats is not enough for this adaptation, which injects an adult espionage twist more Famous Five than Arthur Ransome

Sophie is now President of The Arthur Ransome Society "Everyone is asking me about the new film adaptation of Swallows and Amazons. I read an early version of the screenplay, visited the film crew ...

Sophie is now President of The Arthur Ransome Society "Everyone is asking me…

dinghyparts.jpg (1810×2115) Diagram to help explain "Swallows and Amazons" nautical terminology.

dinghyparts.jpg (1810×2115) Diagram to help explain "Swallows and Amazons" nautical terminology.

21. Swallows and Amazons 4.5*

Directed by Philippa Lowthorpe. With Kelly Macdonald, Rafe Spall, Andrew Scott…

Swallows and Amazons book http://www.amazon.com/The-Girl-Trans-Siberian-Railway-Lenoir/dp/1491865113/

Swallows and Amazons book http://www.amazon.com/The-Girl-Trans-Siberian-Railway-Lenoir/dp/1491865113/

Swallows And Amazons by Arthur Ransome. Nothing says summer like long days, filled with adventure. Set amidst the lush greenery of the Lake District, our gang of four Walker children set sail on The Swallow for the trip of their lifetime, to Wild Cat Islands. Here they battle it out with local rivals The Blackett sisters. This tale of childhood exploration is the ultimate summer read.

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To help you design and invitation to a Swallows and Amazons party

To help you design and invitation to a Swallows and Amazons party