Thank-You to all the Marathon Readers

A few days have passed now since the marathon reading, and I thought I would write a post to thank all the marathon readers for their great good humour and powers of endurance on Sunday. I had a really wonderful time, and I hope you all did too. We might have had more passing audience had the weather been better, but the atmosphere round the “campfire” was probably more intense as a result of the huddle. I am immensely proud to have been part of it, and to have met such a wonderful group of people.

In case you haven’t seen it already, the Nancy Blackett Trust put together a great collection of tweets from the day itself, which is well worth a look:

https://nancyblackett.org/2017/09/04/as-it-happened-the-marathon-reading-of-swallows-and-amazons-at-coniston/

The Nancy Blackett Trust is organising the second Arthur Ransome marathon read of 2017 (or possibly ever?). This time We Didn’t Mean To Go To Sea is the book, and the marathon takes place on Saturday, October 21st at Pin Mill Sailing Club in Suffolk. Some of our readers, including Christina Hardyment, and Sophie Neville, will be there, along with some other well known names. If you fancy a trip to Suffolk to do it all again, here’s the link:

https://nancyblackett.org/2017/08/21/the-80th-anniversary-marathon-reading-of-we-didnt-mean-to-go-to-sea/

Many thanks again to everyone for making the day so enjoyable.

Swallows and Amazons forever!

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