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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!

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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 ...

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The gaff-rigged sailing dinghies Swallow and Amazon as featured in the 1974 movie 'Swallows & Amazons' shot on Derwentwater in the English Lake District.

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from the Guardian

Backwards to the future: how Britain’s nostalgia industry is thriving

Past perfect … Swallows And Amazons paints a rose-tinted picture of an English childhood.

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I worked this morning and I took the girls to see this in the afternoon- Imogen is going to be a sailor / explorer now and save everybody from bad guys!! Swallows and Amazons forever lol. We did well with movies this summer I think.

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from Mail Online

Swallows and Amazons adaptation starts shooting in Yorkshire

Classic story: Teddie-Rose and Orla play Tatty and Susan in the new BBC adaptation of Arthur Ransome's beloved novel

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