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.
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.