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Swallows and Amazons

The film Swallows and Amazons, based on the first book in English author Arthur Ransome’s kids book series by the same name, had its U.S. 519 more words

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Chapter XVI: The best of all natives

Yes, she gets two chapters named after her. She is That Good.

This chapter is peculiarly alien in culture, and at the same time I feel closer to John than ever before. 487 more words

Swallows And Amazons

I'm best friends with my husband's ex - just don't call me weird

How do you feel about your partner’s ex-girlfriend? A bit suspicious, probably. Perhaps threatened. Most likely you try not to think about her.

How would you feel if she lived only a few streets away and you shared the same high street and coffee shops? 1,544 more words


171 Swallows and Amazons

Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome

First published 1932

First Puffin edition 1962

Illustrator – Arthur Ransome

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Swallows and Amazons (2016)

This 2016 adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s first S&A book sank without trace as far as I was concerned. I remember reading about the pointless name change from Titty to Tatty, which smacked of the kind of asinine decision that gets made when there are six separate production companies involved. 669 more words


Chapter XV: Captain Flint again

If there is one thing I really really don’t like, it is being Falsely Accused. Especially the kind where you can’t say anything in your defence and nobody will listen and they will never know that you are nice really because they won’t let you tell them and there’s nothing you can do and it’s all so unfair. 249 more words

Swallows And Amazons

Chapter XIV: Galumphing

“The Swallows were back in real life…”

Enough of this escapist charcoal burning. Serious stuff is afoot, and it’s time to get real. Actually, this bit is hyper real: there’s an acknowledgement that this isn’t, in fact, virgin territory if the Amazons got there first. 387 more words

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