Arthur Ransome

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Marxists, feminists – and Olympians: the most dazzling Guardian writers over 200 years
The Guardian has attracted all manner of big characters and social pioneers, from suffragettes to literary giants

Charlotte Higgins

08, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Swallows and Armenians: Arthur Ransome’s forgotten inspirations revealed
A new art project is exploring how the characters in the English children’s classic were modelled on a family from Aleppo

Alison Flood

09, Mar, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Country diary: rewilding a river I fished with Arthur Ransome
Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire Wild trout are once again thriving in the beck my grandfather tended for the Manchester Anglers’ Association

Tony Greenbank

14, Oct, 2017 @4:30 AM

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Well done Unesco for honouring the culture of the Lake District
Wordsworth’s daffodils, Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit, Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons – Lakeland has been fertile ground for countless writers

Katy Guest

15, Jul, 2017 @2:00 PM

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Emma Donoghue: seven kids and four parents – bigger is better in children’s books
In classics from Eve Garnett to Arthur Ransome, there are always enough kids to form a world without adults – and a hardcore tomboy can have a place in the gang

Emma Donoghue

29, Apr, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Why it wasn’t all plain sailing for Swallows and Amazons’ author
Arthur Ransome continues a long tradition of journalists turned bestselling novelists – but the background to his success is more complex than it first appears

John Dugdale

20, Aug, 2016 @9:59 AM

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Swallows and Amazons book review, 1930 - archive
21 July 1930: The Manchester Guardian reviews Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons

Malcolm Muggeridge

20, Aug, 2016 @9:54 AM

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Real Swallows and Amazons children were refugees fleeing Syria | Letters
Letters: The real life story of the Altounyan children would have been so much more interesting


26, Jul, 2016 @6:00 PM

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Swallows and Amazons review – sails on merrily, despite spy ballast
Children messing about in boats is not enough for this adaptation, which injects an adult espionage twist more Famous Five than Arthur Ransome

Peter Bradshaw

24, Jul, 2016 @4:30 PM

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Hopes rise for big friendly tourist boost to screen locations of Roald Dahl’s children’s classic
VisitBritain believes new film of The BFG will join Harry – and Beatrix – Potter in raising numbers

Jamie Doward and Emily Hulme

09, Jul, 2016 @11:05 PM

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Boy Meets Girl review – groundbreaking but traditional sitcom
Still full of hugs and smiles, TV’s first transgender sitcom is hard not to like. Plus: a nostalgic meander through Arthur Ransome country

Tim Dowling

07, Jul, 2016 @6:15 AM

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Eighty years of children's books: the best Carnegie medal winners
Julia Eccleshare looks back at the incredible roll-call of past Carnegie medal winners since the children’s book prize began in 1936, and wonders if any have been unjustly forgotten

Julia Eccleshare

13, Jun, 2016 @2:29 PM

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