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Extended Review: Swallows and Amazons (2016)

The ‘Ship’s Boy’ Roger is one of few saving graces in what is at best a Christmas week switch-off, and at worst a fumbling voyage of naivety that is at times hard to watch. 492 more words


Review: Swallows and Amazons (2016)

The boy Roger was one of few saving graces in light family drama that was no match for the '70s version #reviewinatweet #SwallowsAndAmazons

— Emma Nico (@ecnico15) December 27, 2016


Swallows and Amazons 2016

In terms of unappetizing prospects, an adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s 1930’s book about children on a jolly boating adventure is hard to beat; it’s so old-fashioned it makes Enid Blyton’s Famous Five and Secret Seven look as hard-boiled as a Jim Thompson novel. 91 more words


She said to me that heaven better be a library or something or when she gets there she will say: What the hell?

Peggy has a new t shirt: it is milkshake pink and says: Dance with the Fairies, Ride with the Unicorns, Swim with the Mermaids and Fly to the Moon… 768 more words

Sailing Away From Sailing

I used to sail. In a boat. On the water. Really.

(You would know this if you’ve read the extensive list of what I’ve attempted to be good at on my… 406 more words


Field Artillery Training: Signalling 1

Although there were designated signallers in each battery, the Field Artillery Training syllabus of 1914 calls for twenty hours of semaphore training for recruits. (1)   In another place, the manual specifies that semaphore is part of the individual training of captains, subalterns and non-commissioned officers, and twenty percent of gunners and drivers. 357 more words


Arthur Ransome: who was the author really?

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… 62 more words