The Secret Life of Swallows and Amazons

John Sergeant explores Arthur Ransome’s classic adventure tale Swallows and Amazons in the excellent BBC series, ‘The Secret Life of Books’. With footage of the original manuscript, his delightful old passport, and a prized letter from Lenin that allowed him access to Russia as a journalist. Won’t be long before we get to see the BBC Films & Harbour Pictures new film adaptation in 2016!

John Sergeant views the original Swallows and Amazons manuscript at the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry in Kendal.
John Sergeant views the original Swallows and Amazons manuscript at the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry in Kendal.

Here’s a link to the episode: http://bbc.in/1WWOH6q

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