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

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Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome (1930)

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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.

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

Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome presented byStella & Roses Books

Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome presented byStella & Roses Books

There was a real Swallow that Arthur Ransome and his friends used in the English Lake District. It is the boat described in Swallows and Amazons.

There was a real Swallow that Arthur Ransome and his friends used in the English…

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