Peter Walker has just written from Kendal to tell me that Arthur Ransome has been heard speaking on BBC Radio Cumbria.
A newly cleaned up archive recording of the author reading from his classic book on fishing ‘Rod and Line’ in 1956 was featured 25 minutes into Emma Borthwick’s programme for an item recorded by Jennie Dennett at Hill Top, the Ransome’s house above Haverthwaite, part of which the new owners, Stephen Sykes and his wife Janine, have opened for holiday accommodation
Peter Walker’s excellent ‘Swallows and Amazons’ tour gives one an insight and understanding of Arthur Ransome’s life in the Lake District. For more information please click here.
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Hi Sophie, I found New swallow’s and Amazons
story’s at http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9534995/1/The-War-and-Titty-Walker please follow the link and then click the author’s name for all the story’s I think they are very Ransom like.
I know the Altounyan girls had quite disparte adventures in WWII. Poor Susie was interneted in France and Titty had a difficult sea voyage back to England.
I’m sure you meant interned, and disperate.?.with respect. Colin.
Sorry, disparate and interned.
Yes, the spell check wants me to write disparate. What I meant was that they were separated.
I wonder if the recording of Arthur Ransome reading is still available anywhere. The tour sounds interesting.