Saturday 2 March 2019

Swallows and Amazons

One of the great delights of my childhood, were the books by Arthur Ransome. Written in 1930 or so, they describe the adventures of the Swallows (the four Walker children) and the Amazons (the Blackett girls), sailing in the Lake District.

Recently, I found these stories as PDF fles, and I've been reading them again. And they are just as good as they were 60 years ago.


  1. Charles Dytham3 March 2019 at 16:09

    In the 1960s, I had an English teacher who had a bit of an obsession with Swallows and Amazons. He took all of his holidays in the Lake District, try to match up locations with the books.