Isn’t this brooch lovely?
It has been handmade out of recycled materials with pages from old books and can be purchased direct from House of Ismay
A small brown paper package tied up with string arrived in the post today, stamped in red with the words Thank you and containing four wooden postcards featuring Arthur Ransome’s illustrations. I think it makes a wonderful stocking-filler or thank you gift from The Wooden Postcard Company
I was also asked about CDs of Arthur Ransome’s books today; a great present for families as they can be listened to on long car journeys. Click here for the series read by Gabriel Woolf.
The Nancy Blackett Trust shop has a range of books and useful things including tea towels ideal for any sailor. Proceeds go to the upkeep of Arthur Ransome’s well-loved yacht portrayed in his books as the Goblin. Orders for the USA and Canada need to reach them by Friday 11th Dec.
Alternatively you could give someone a year’s membership of The Nancy Blackett Trust or The Arthur Ransome Society or a subscription to a magazine such as Classic Sailor
StudioCanal stock mugs with photos from the film, along with jigsaw puzzles and prints. You can even order a mousemat.
And, as Joanna Lumley says, books always made a wonderful present.
I have been signing copies of ‘The Making of Swallows & Amazons’ and other books at Stroud Christian Book Festival and charity events. It can be ordered from local bookshops, Waterstones or purchased online.
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Allposters – at http://www.allposters.co.uk – sell 3 posters related to the 1974 Swallows and Amazons film, including reproductions of the cinema lobby poster. They can be bought at:
Thanks so much, Chris. I’ve just been to buy caps at the RNLI shop for all the sailors in our family only to forget my wallet!
Some brilliant ideas here, thank you, Sophie. I particularly like the wooden postcards.
I don’t know if they are still for sale but I do have a set and they are lovely.
They look it.