ChobLit meets Arthur Ransome

3:00 PM

The Secret Life of Arthur Ransome – double agent?


Was the author of the children’s classic Swallows and Amazons a British and a Bolshevik Russian Spy.

Ransome enthusiast Paul Crisp will take us on an adventure into the unconventional life of the children’s writer.

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 an anti-establishment, bohemian character, who spent many years in Russia, before, during and after the revolution and married Trotsky’s secretary Evgenia Shelepina.

Spend a cosy Sunday afternoon learning more about the international adventures of the intriguing Ransome over Prosecco and cake. Our speaker Paul Crisp is a retired teacher, a public speaker and a member of The Arthur Ransome Society.

This event is at the Church of St Saviour, Valley End (the sister church of St Lawrence) where we are holding a festival event for the first time. Discover more about this sweet, tucked-away Victorian building.

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

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Arthur Ransome

The adventurous Arthur Ransome



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