How did the Swallows and Amazons Inspire You?
Are you amongst those who’ve voyaged with the Swallows and Amazons to Wild Cat Island in your mind, or trekked to the North Pole, or hunted High Topps for gold? Or can you trace your passion for star gazing, geology or conservation to Dick Callum, or for writing to his sister, Dorothea? Did you decide to join the Navy in John’s wake, or become a pirate in Nancy’s…?Read more
Unabridged Swallows and Amazons Sets Sail
Swallows and Amazons, Swallowdale, Peter Duck, Winter Holiday and Coot Club have now been released as unabridged audiobooks by Audible.co.uk. The remaining seven novels, all read by Gareth Armstrong, will follow over the next three months.
Announcing the release, Audible’s director, Laurence Howell said: “Swallows and Amazons is children’s storytelling at its finest. We are thrilled to bring these stories to life for a new generation. We very much hope that families up and down the country set sail on their own imaginative voyages – no dinghy required!”Read more
Vintage Plan to complete the Big Twelve
There is good news for anyone enjoying the new Vintage Children’s Classics editions of the Swallows and Amazons series, as Vintage intend to add the remaining six titles to their list in 2014.
We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea, Secret Water and The Big Six are scheduled for publication in mid June, with Missee Lee, The Picts and the Martyrs and Great Northern? following in mid October.Read more
Swallows and Amazons Wins Book Cover Award
Pietari Posti has won the 2013 V&A Book Cover Illustration Award for the 2012 Vintage Classics edition of Swallows and Amazons.
In their announcement, the V&A’s judges explained that they “loved the strong use of colour and shape in Posti’s work and the way this created a dynamic visual theme throughout the series of books”.Read more
Voyaging to the Coniston Regatta
Hosted at Bank Ground Farm, the inspiration for Arthur Ransome’s Holly Howe, the Regatta brought a dozen steam launches and sailing boats together for three days. The participants enjoyed sunshine and stiff breezes.Read more
Preparing for a Voyage of Discovery
We’re bringing a small Voyages of Discovery display about Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons and the Trust, and we’re looking forward to a great regatta at Bank Ground Farm (“Holly Howe” in Swallows and Amazons), both on land and on the water.Read more
Ransome Correspondence Auction Update
Bonhams will be auctioning this collection as Lot 205 in their forthcoming Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs sale on Wednesday, June 19, at 2.00pm. The auction details are now available online at Bonhams website.Read more
New Arthur Ransome Literary Estate Email
The Arthur Ransome Literary Estate has a new contact email address:
email@example.com. This address is provided as a complimentary service by the excellent information website All Things Ransome.
Emails sent to this address forward to the three executors, Christina Hardyment, Geraint Lewis and Elizabeth Sewart. they are not read by anyone at All Things Ransome.Read more