Clare Havens

'The streets were dark with something more than night…' Raymond Chandler


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The new film adaptation of Swallows and Amazons has come out to great acclaim in the UK and I urge everyone to see it and to buy Arthur Ransome’s book. Swallows and Amazons was a great inspiration for my traditional children’s adventure The Bellamy Bird. Modern children will watch the film and read the book and marvel at the freedom children once had to explore without adult intervention. I am hoping the new film inspires a new generation of writing about adventure for middle grade readers. Take a look at this list of Ransome-inspired works on Goodreads for more ideas of what to read next, vote (please!) and add more titles!

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