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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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.

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…

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

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Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome presented byStella & Roses Books

Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome presented byStella & Roses Books

Swallows and Amazons forever this 19 August “Roger, aged seven, and no longer the youngest of the family, ran in wide zigzags, to and fro, across the steep field that sloped up from the lake to Holly Howe, the farm where they were staying for part of the summer holidays.” To many British sailors, the

Swallows and Amazons forever this 19 August “Roger, aged seven, and no longer the youngest of the family, ran in wide zigzags, to and fro, across the steep field that sloped up from the lake to Holly Howe, the farm where they were staying for part of the summer holidays.” To many British sailors, the

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

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Map showing film locations used in the 1974 film of 'Swallows & Amazons' around Coniston Water in the English Lake District drawn by Sophie Neville

Map showing film locations used in the 1974 film of 'Swallows & Amazons' around Coniston Water in the English Lake District drawn by Sophie Neville

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