Swallows and Amazons

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Swallows and Amazons

By Arthur Ransome; Neil Hannon (Composer); Helen Edmundson (Adapted by)

Nick Hern Books, Paperback, 9781848422377, 116pp.

Publication Date: August 28, 2012

All aboard The Swallow Follow Captain John and his able crew as they set sail to Wildcat Island on an exotic adventure to encounter savages, capture dastardly pirates and defeat mortal enemies. An action-packed musical adventure, "Swallows and Amazons" is a story of an idyllic era, of endless summer evenings and the beauty of youthful imagination.

About the Author
Arthur Ransome was born in 1884. He was in Russia in 1917 and witnessed the Revolution, which he reported for the Manchester Guardian. After escaping to Scandinavia, he settled in the Lake District of England with his Russian wife where, in 1929, he wrote Swallows and Amazons. Thus began a writing career that has produced some of the best children s literature of all time.

Helen Edmundson's breakthrough came in 1992 with her award winning adaptation of "Anna Karenina" for Shared Experience, for whom she also adapted "The Mill on the Floss." Her adaptation of "War and Peace" was staged at the National Theatre in 1996.