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

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

Author Arthur Ransome loathed BBC's 'Swallows and Amazons', his diaries reveal - News - TV & Radio - The Independent

Author Arthur Ransome loathed BBC's 'Swallows and Amazons', his diaries reveal

Author Arthur Ransome loathed BBC's 'Swallows and Amazons', his diaries reveal - News - TV & Radio - The Independent

Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome. (I bought the British version of the Puffin paperbacks when I was a kid.)

Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome. (I bought the British version of the Puffin paperbacks when I was a kid.)

Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp in Rhyme’ by Arthur Ransome, illustrated by Thomas Mackenzie. Published 1920 by Brentano’s

Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp in Rhyme’ by Arthur Ransome, illustrated by Thomas Mackenzie. Published 1920 by Brentano’s

Swallows and Amazons. Amazing adventure series by Arthur Ranson. Heavy on the sailing and adventuring. <3

Swallows and Amazons. Amazing adventure series by Arthur Ranson. Heavy on the sailing and adventuring. <3

FANS of Arthur Ransome who want to take part in a marathon reading of the classic Lake District story Swallows and Amazons can now volunteer via…

FANS of Arthur Ransome who want to take part in a marathon reading of the classic Lake District story Swallows and Amazons can now volunteer via…

Pietari Posti, Cover for Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome, Published by Vintage, London, 2012

Pietari Posti, Cover for Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome, Published by Vintage, London, 2012

Arthur Ransome must surely have fished here

Arthur Ransome must surely have fished here

British journalist Arthur Ransome was working as a spy based in Moscow. He was dating Trotsky's secretary and passing secrets back to Britain. ~Repinned Via Sceptre Books

British journalist Arthur Ransome was working as a spy based in Moscow. He was dating Trotsky's secretary and passing secrets back to Britain. ~Repinned Via Sceptre Books

Hill Top - the 17th century farmhouse once lived in by Arthur Ransome - that looks out over the Rusland Valley to the fells of Coniston. Photo: Stephen Sykes

Hill Top - the 17th century farmhouse once lived in by Arthur Ransome - that looks out over the Rusland Valley to the fells of Coniston. Photo: Stephen Sykes

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