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.