In Search of Swallows and Amazons : Arthur Ransome's Lakeland, Paperback Book

In Search of Swallows and Amazons : Arthur Ransome's Lakeland Paperback

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Roger Wardale's 40-year search uncovers the secret locations featured in Arthur Ransome's original "Swallows & Amazons" adventures.

Containing fully revised text and rare photographs to satisfy even the most avid reader of "Swallows & Amazons", this book aims to give two-fold pleasure - enjoy the original stories, the farms, rivers, islands, towns and hills that formed their backdrop.

It is abundantly illustrated with maps, sketches and more than fifty photographs to help identify the secret locations featured in the ever-popular series of books.

Numerous quotations from Arthur Ransome support both text and photographs.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 136 pages, 60+ half-tones, 25 line drawings
  • Publisher: Sigma Press
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  • Category: Biography: literary
  • ISBN: 9781850588399



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An attempt by leading Ransome scholar Roger Wardale to track down the original locations for Ransome's Lakeland stories, a task not always possible to achieve, given that Ransome's Lake is, essentially, fictional. Also a guide to many significant locations in Ransome's life. Let down a bit by not terribly well reproduced b&w illustrations.

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