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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!


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 ...


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

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.


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.

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