One of the lovely Miranda’s Notebook readers, Lizzie, alerted me to the fact that the Swallows and Amazons books by Arthur Ransome have been beautifully republished by Vintage Classics. I noticed the reproductions in a book shop in Weybridge over the weekend, and I was so impressed by the cover designs that is was extremely difficult to resist buying them! I read the Swallows and Amazons series as a child, dreaming of the English countryside, and it’s still a dream of mine to visit the Lake District and follow the footsteps of the Walker and Blackett children. Whenever I do make that holiday a reality, these beautiful editions will no doubt accompany me. In the meantime, I think some Arthur Ransome rereading will be perfect for the summer!
Did you read the Swallows and Amazons books as a child? Do you love the latest editions too?
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