ChobLit: The Secret Life of Arthur Ransome


16
Sep
3:00 PM

 

 

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Was the author of the children’s classic Swallows and Amazons a British and a Bolshevik Russian Spy? For the 2018 ChobLit event, Ransome enthusiast Paul Crisp took us on an adventure into the unconventional life of the children’s writer in a spellbinding hour of story telling.


Tickets: £10, including Prosecco and cake
Venue: St Saviour Church, Valley End

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About Arthur Ransome

Arthur Ransome’s stories of school holiday adventures of Susan, John, Titty and friends in the Lake District and Norfolk, epitomised old-school British values. Yet Ransome himself was a bohemian character with radical leanings.

 

 

 

 

As a journalist he spent much of the 1914-18 Great War in Russia and on the Eastern Front – often coming home at great risk because of U-Boats – and reported on both the Russian Revolution and civil war.  During his time in Russia, he befriended and subsequently married Trotsky’s secretary Evgenia Shelepina.

A record crowd for ChobLit spent a cosy Sunday afternoon learning more about the international adventures of the intriguing Ransome over Prosecco and cake in the aisles of St Saviour’s Church (the smaller sister church of St Lawrence) where we held a festival event for the first time. Discover more about this charming Victorian building.


About our speaker

Our speaker Paul Crisp learnt to sail as a child by reading Swallows & Amazons, and practising the sailing mentioned with a model dinghy. He has been messing about with boats ever since.

 

 

 

 

An early member of The Arthur Ransome Society, for over twenty years Paul has been custodian and owner of one of Ransome’s own dinghies. He has produced several books on the author’s early works, and as a historian interested especially in aspects of the Great War, he brough together two elements which have been important in his life.

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St Saviour, Valley End
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