If not duffers

A marathon reading of Arthur Ransome’s much loved children’s adventure story Swallows and Amazons takes place on the lake shore north of Coniston Boating Centre, starting at 9am on Sunday 3 September, 2017. The novel’s 31 chapters will take around nine hours to read, and will involve at least 35 readers.

The event marks the 50th anniversary of Ransome’s death, and is a celebration of reading, the Lake District and being outdoors. We are delighted that the Lake District National Park has offered their site at the Coniston Boating Centre on the lake shore. And our partners at the Arthur Ransome Trust are providing marquees to keep our readers and visitors under canvas, in true Swallows and Amazons fashion.

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Swallows and Amazons forever!