Swallows And Amazons

Author: Arthur Ransome
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 1567924204
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Originally published: London; New York: Jonathan Cape, 1930.

Missee Lee

Author: Arthur Ransome
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 9781567921960
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A perennial favorite. The original cast sails the South China Sea under Captain Flint, only to be sunk by pirates and saved by the formidable Missee Lee. Latin saves the day.

Swallows Amazons And Coots

Author: Julian Lovelock
Publisher: The Lutterworth Press
ISBN: 0718844645
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A full-length critical study of Arthur Ransome's twelve ‘Swallows and Amazons’ novels, aimed at both the general reader and undergraduate and postgraduate students of children’s literature.

Camping And Tramping Swallows And Amazons

Author: Hazel Sheeky
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For many in Britain, the interwar period was a time of significant social, political and cultural anxiety. In the aftermath of the First World War, with British imperial power apparently waning, and with the politics of class becoming increasingly pressing, many came to perceive that traditional notions of British, and particularly English, identity were under challenge. The interwar years saw many cultural responses to the concerns these perceived challenges raised, as seen in H. V. Morton's In Search of England (1927) and J. B. Priestley's English Journey (1934). The sense of socio-cultural crisis was also registered in children's literature. This thesis will examine one significant and under-researched aspect of the responses to the cultural anxieties of the inter-war years: the 'camping and tramping' novel. The term 'camping and tramping' refers to a sub-genre of children's adventure stories that emerged in the 1930s. These novels focused on the holiday leisure activities - generally sailing, camping and hiking - of largely middle-class children in the British (and most often English) countryside. Little known beyond Arthur Ransome's 'Swallows and Amazons' novels (1930-1947), this thesis undertakes a full survey of camping and tramping fiction, developing for the first time a taxonomy of this sub-genre (chapter one). It also investigates the cultural meanings of the principal activities that quickly became characteristic of camping and tramping novels (chapter two). Besides this survey and accompanying analysis, this thesis also undertakes a thorough examination of the contexts of camping and tramping fiction. It firmly situates camping and tramping novels within the socio-cultural debates and anxieties from which they emerged and with which they continually engaged. Chapter three concentrates on how camping and tramping fiction responded to the challenges posed by the democratisation of leisure and particularly demands for more open access to the countryside. Chapter four is also focused on exploration of the land, but examines the novels through the lens of contemporary colonial and cartographic discourses. Chapter five turns to consider more specifically the maritime traditions with which camping and tramping fiction engaged, in particular Ransome's 'Swallows and Amazons' series. It is argued throughout this thesis that camping and tramping fiction responded to perceived challenges to Britishness by creating a powerful myth of nationhood as rooted in rural and, maritime traditions. This reformulation sought to manage changes to national identity by endorsing largely middle-class social and cultural agendas and validating middle-class values. This thesis argues for the cultural significance of camping and tramping fiction, something previously largely unnoticed. These novels were fully engaged in the social, cultural and political debates of the time and, as such, can be viewed as both reflecting contemporary cultural anxieties and as helping to construct new narratives of national identity.

The Making Of Swallows And Amazons 1974

Author: Sophie Neville
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ISBN: 0718845897
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In 1973 Sophie Neville was cast as Titty alongside Virginia McKenna, Ronald Fraser and Suzanna Hamilton in the film Swallows & Amazons. Made before the advent of digital technology, the child stars lived out Arthur Ransome’s epic adventure in the great outdoors without ever seeing a script. Encouraged by her mother, Sophie Neville kept a diary about her time filming on location in the lakes and mountains of Cumbria. Bouncy and effervescent, extracts from her childhood diary are interspersed among her memories of the cast and crew as well as photographs, maps and newspaper articles, offering a child’s eye view of the making of the film from development to premiere – and the aftermath.

In Search Of Swallows Amazons

Author: Roger Wardale
Publisher: Sigma Press
ISBN: 9781850588399
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Using diaries of Ransome and his wife, journals of his friends and Ransome's own notes, Roger Wardale has pieced together the story of how Swallows and Amazons and its Lake District successors came to be written.

Swallows And Amazons For Ever

Author: Arthur Ransome
Publisher: Arrow
ISBN: 9780099964209
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Contains "Coot Club" and "The Big Six"

Swallows And Amazons

Author: Neil Hannon
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848422377
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Arthur Ransome's famous and much-loved children's classic is brought thrillingly to life in Helen Edmundson's wonderfully theatrical adaptation, with ‘delightfully catchy and often witty' (Telegraph) songs by Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy When John, Susan, Titty and Roger are granted their wish to set sail on their beloved boat Swallow, they know it will be the summer holiday of a lifetime. But their adventure truly begins when they encounter Nancy and Peggy, the self-proclaimed Amazon Pirates, and the dastardly Captain Flint.

Swallows And Amazons Cds

Author: Arthur Ransome
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ISBN: 9780955052903
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Set in England's Lake District in the 1930s, "Swallows and Amazons" is the rollicking story of four young children--John, Susan, Titty and Roger--who embark on an island adventure in their boat, the Swallow. Upon arriving, the friends are besieged by Amazon pirates, Nancy and Peggy, who claim ownership of the land. Luckily, the Swallows and Amazons soon call a truce and set off together on wild escapades, camping under open skies, swimming, fishing, and exploring. This deluxe hardcover edition of Arthur Ransome's charming tale will find a treasured spot in many home libraries as well as transport children to a real-life Neverland, a fantastical place where they can roam freely without an adult in sight.

Great Northern

Author: Arthur Ransome
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 9781567922592
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Finally! Here is the twelfth, and final, book in Arthur Ransome's acclaimed Swallows and Amazons series. People familiar with his earlier work will recognize the pattern: children set out on an adventure (this one off the coast of Scotland) with a minimum of parental advice and interference. Here, the story centers on a desperate race to thwart the efforts of pernicious egg collectors threatening the survival of a pair of rare birds not previously known to nest in British waters (actually, the bird is the handsome North American "Great Northern Diver," more commonly called a loon). Note from the publisher. When we first considered reissuing this beloved series, we asked our friends, especially librarians, what they thought of the idea. No one encouraged us; the characters were foreign, the setting was English, the type was small and the books were too long. Worst of all, one of the Swallows was called "Titty." No one would read them. But we loved the books; they were rooted in reality and had the grit and voice of real experience. The kids were always on vacation. The parents disappeared. Practical information abounded - about sailing and navigating, tickling trout and tying knots. Problems set to children were solved. And "Titty" was for us (as she surely was for Ransome) a favorite; a child with trouble distinguishing reality from fantasy and who drew others into her world. Today, with all twelve titles in print, we're pleased to report that there are legions of Ransome fans, as well as bookstores who welcome each new addition with enthusiasm. The success of fine writing has little to do with type size or page count or characters' names. It has everything to do with good stories,palpable energy, engaging models, and credible adventures; and all these Arthur Ransome provides in spades.