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“Swallows and Amazons for Ever!” Welcome to the ART Website

The Arthur Ransome Trust (ART) exists to help people discover, re-discover, appreciate and enjoy the life and works of Arthur Ransome, author of Swallows and Amazons. The Trust is working to establish a permanent Arthur Ransome Centre in the southern Lake District. On the way to achieving this we are also developing a range of exciting projects, including exhibitions, displays and resource materials.

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Swallows and Amazons on Course for Production

After lengthy development, Harbour Pictures and BBC Film’s version of Swallows and Amazons is shaping course towards production.

Screen Daily have reported several announcements from the Cannes Film Festival. These include Studio Canal’s purchase of the new movie’s UK rights and Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald’s casting as Mrs Walker. 

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Wooden Post Cards for Special Swallows and Amazons Messages

wooden_postcard_swallows_and_amazons_campfireThe Wooden Postcard Company have introduced a new way to keep in touch on special occasions – via a set of wooden postcards featuring illustrations from Swallows and Amazons and Peter Duck.

“Burgh St Peter last night. Beccles this morning, 8.45am,” wrote Tom triumphantly, on his post cards to the twins. “Wish you were here…”

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Vintage Reach the Hebrides

Congratulations to Vintage Children’s Classics, who completed their new edition of the Swallows and Amazons series with the publication of The Picts and the Martyrs and Great Northern? in early March.

Great Northern, set in the Outer Hebrides, was immediately chosen by Waterstones as their Children’s Book of the Month in Scotland.

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Swallows and Amazons Reviews

Have you been to see the Bristol Old Vic’s revived production of Swallows and Amazons yet? If you haven’t, and want to know what you’re missing – or if you have, and want to remember it – here are some of the published reviews, from What’s on Stage, The Fine Times Recorder, the Bristol Post, The Fix, and Madame Guillotine.

You can also catch up with the play’s composer, Neil Hannon, in this interview at What’s on Stage.

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