Sophie Neville has received loads of letters since the publication of her memoir, ‘The Making of Swallows and Amazons (1974)‘, but we thought we’d share this lovely one from Catharine, a young fan. To see more reviews, check out Sophie Neville’s website.
Saturday 13th of May, Sophie will be opening the Arthur Ransome Pin Mill Jamboree in Suffolk, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Nancy Blackett Trust. For the occasion she will be signing her book The Making of Swallows and Amazons, out May 2017 and available to pre-order. Advance copies will be available at the event… Continue reading Sophie Neville signing for The Making of Swallows and Amazons at Arthur Ransome Pin Mill Jamboree 2017
Arthur Ransome: who was the author really? Sheena Grant of the East Anglian Daily Times interviews author of Swallows, Amazons and Coots: A Reading of Arthur Ransome Julian Lovelock to find out… For more from Julian Lovelock, click here to read his author Q&A with us. To read reviews, extracts and to find out where… Continue reading Arthur Ransome: who was the author really?
For more from Julian Lovelock, why not click to read his Lutterworthy Q&A session? Swallows, Amazons and Coots: A Reading of Arthur Ransome is available now, click here for more details, reviews and extracts!
By Lake Falconer The lesser known haunts of the Swallows and Amazons When someone mentions Swallows and Amazons, there’s a good chance that your mind wanders off to the brooding peaks and glassy waters of the Lake District. Though the Swallows and the Amazons did spend many a happy hour in Cumbria, their other novels… Continue reading Arthur Ransome’s Other Waters
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… Continue reading Competition Time! Win a signed copy of ‘Swallows, Amazons and Coots’ by Julian Lovelock
In the highly anticipated lead-up to the release of Swallows, Amazons and Coots later this month, we were able to catch up with author, Julian Lovelock to hear all about his motivations, interests and upcoming projects! 1. What inspired you to write Swallows, Amazons and Coots: A Reading of Arthur Ransome? It began life as… Continue reading Meet the Author: Our Q&A with Julian Lovelock
Arthur Ransome, best known for writing the Swallows and Amazons novels, died on this day, 3rd June, in 1967. Born 1884, Ransome is well known for his series of books following the adventures of children on their holidays among the lake district and the Norfolk Broads. The anniversary of his death is a time to… Continue reading Remembering Arthur Ransome
How Did Long John Silver Lose his Leg? and Twenty-Six Other Mysteries of Children’s Literature by Dennis Butts & Peter Hunt ISBN: 9780718893101 ‘Their knowledge is encyclopaedic, this volume being a testament to their learning and achievements. […] throughout the collection Butts and Hunt employ approaches to reading which set the texts within social and… Continue reading Review! How Did Long John Silver Lose His Leg?
How Did Long John Silver Lose his Leg? and Twenty-Six Other Mysteries of Children’s Literature by Dennis Butts and Peter Hunt ISBN: 9780718893101 ‘The book takes a look at unanswered mysteries in the nation’s favourite children’s books, posing questions like whether Bobbie’s train in The Railway Children could really have stopped in time?’ Caroline Cook,… Continue reading Review! How Did Long John Silver Lose his Leg?