Here at The Lutterworth Press, we want to give you a free book. We have a crisp new signed copy of Swallows, Amazons and Coots: A Reading of Arthur Ransome, by Julian Lovelock, just waiting to be sent to a good home. All you have to do is enter a simple competition and the book can be yours!
Hot on the heels of the new Swallows and Amazons film, we bring you a lively and engaging study of Arthur Ransome’s adventure novels, delving deep into the creative process and politics of their author.
Featuring a foreword by Sophie Neville, former actress of Titty in the 1974 film and president of TARS (The Arthur Ransome Society), this is the first critical book devoted wholly to the Swallows and Amazons series.
So now that we’ve piqued your interest (go on, admit it) you’re probably wondering how you can get hold of a copy.
Well it’s simple, we want you to tell us about your favourite childhood adventure. Did you go on a sailing trip to an island and fight off imaginary pirates? Was your cupboard under the stairs really a smugglers’ cave?
It doesn’t have to be very long, just tell us about a time in your life that John, Susan, Titty and Roger would struggle to beat!
You can send your Ransomesque adventure to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send us a message on Facebook. The winning entry will be announced on the third of October, so make sure to check back here!
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