Classic Boat Magazine Visits Arthur Ransome’s Lakeland
The August, 2011 edition of Classic Boat magazine contains a number of Ransome-related articles about the Lake District. These include: Ransome’s Lakes Revisited, exploring the locations and history of Arthur Ransome’s Lakeland novels; A Class of Their Own, about the Windermere 17 racing yachts, and Hands-on to History, about the current conservation and re-development work taking place at Windermere Steamboat Museum.Read more
Russian Story-telling Evening Enthrals Audience at Brantwood
Arthur Ransome’s great nephew, Hugh Lupton, enthralled his audience this evening with excerpts from Ransome’s classic Old Peter’s Russian Tales, together with his own “praise song” to his great-uncle, The Homing Stone.Read more
Arthur Ransome: Master Story-teller Awarded Prize
One Week to The Homing Stone and Old Peter’s Russian Tales
Wednesday, 13 July, 7.00pm: A dramatic performance of Arthur Ransome’s classic Russian folk-tales, and his perilous escape from Russia.
Hugh Lupton is Arthur Ransome’s great-nephew and one of Britain’s foremost oral story-tellers. As such he is uniquely qualified to tell The Homing Stone, his own work recounting Arthur Ransome’s escape from Russia in 1919, and some of Old Peter’s Russian Tales, his great-uncle’s classic versions of traditional Russian folk-stories.
“Hugh Lupton’s storytelling art is sheer wizardry in the guise of utter simplicity… a packed house sat in a thrall of enchantment, no movement, no intrusive sounds…” (Eastern Daily Press).Read more
Update on E-book Publication
We have been advised by Random House Children’s books that they have discovered a few minor problems with the Swallows and Amazons series e-books released on 30 June.
As a result they are temporarily withdrawing the books from sale. Retailers, such as Amazon and ibooks, will be updating their websites accordingly. This will take a little time, but should be done by tomorrow (Saturday).
RHCB expect to issue corrected versions next week. In the meantime they offer sincere apologies for any disapppointment caused.Read more
Swallows and Amazons E-books Now Available
Arthur Ransome’s twelve Swallows and Amazons novels were released in e-pub format by Random House Children’s Books on 30 June.
The novels should now be available from a wide range of e-book retailers, as well as via Random House’s e-book website.Read more
Christina Hardyment Delivers Inaugural Lecture
Christina Hardyment delivered the Trust’s first Camp Fires public talk at Brantwood this evening.
Almost 50 people gathered in the studio at Brantwood to hear Christina talk aboout The Lake in the North. As one of Arthur Ransome’s Literary Executors, and the author of Arthur Ransome and Captain Flint’s Trunk, Christina was highly-qualified to talk about the places and people who helped to inspire Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons novels.Read more
ART Press Releases Now Available Online
We have now added a Press Release page to the News section of our website.
If you are a journalist, and you would like us to send you our future press releases, please contact us to let us know.Read more