Pop up - Swallows & Amazons
monday 28th january 2pm to 4pm
Arthur Ransome: Swallows and amazons
Orginally published in 1930. Swallows and amazons has never been out of print. we'll dicuss the book, its author and the illustrations, and we'll ponder the books enduring appeal.we'll also look briefly at the film and stage versions of the book.
Many of us read Swallows and Amazons when we were children and have fond memories of the book and the illustrations that accompanied it.
This session will explore it through our older eyes. This exploration will include:
• Arthur Ransome – who was he etc
• A discussion of the book
• A brief look at the book’s illustrations by a variety of illustrators
• Swallows and Amazons in film and theatre
Participants are asked to read Alice in Wonderland before the session so that everyone can contribute to discussion. The library has a number of copies.
If any participant has an illustrated copy of Alice (including modern versions) please bring it with you.
Please note there are some steps up to the coordinators home.
If you would like to participate please email using the bluebird email box on this page.
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