Arthur Ransome was the celebrated author of the 12 “Swallows and Amazons” stories – written for young people of all ages. But he was much more: bohemian, media correspondent during the Russian Revolution, spy, sailor, fisherman, pipe smoker…
The Society exists to celebrate his life and to promote his interests in exploring, camping, sailing, navigation, leadership, literature and much more.
With great sadness we announce the death of Hugh Brogan (Denis Hugh Vercingetorix Brogan: 1936-2019). His funeral will be at 12 noon on Wednesday September 4th at Wivenhoe Parish Church, Essex, CO7 9BD. Dennis was the definitive biographer of Arthur Ransome.
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Popular links in the TARS section of this site include:
Information about Literary Weekends
Information about Society Publications
Links to the Society’s Regions
Information about the ‘Junior Adventure Fund (in memory of Bridget)’
TARS Library, offering a lending service to Society members.
TARS Stall (Society Stall), which offers a wide range of Ransome-related items.
The Red Slipper Research Fund, making research grants to members
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Popular links in the Arthur Ransome section of this site include:
Biography of Arthur Ransome.
An outline bibliography of his published works.
Suggested further reading about Arthur Ransome
Information about museum and archive resources relating to Arthur Ransome
Timeline of Arthur Ransome’s life
AR’s sailing life
Then and now – scenes from We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea