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BBC - The Secret Life of Books Series 2 (2015) Part 6: Swallows and Amazons

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Published on Feb 6, 2016

Part 6: Swallows and Amazons
Former journalist and keen amateur sailor John Sergeant takes to the water in the wake of the plucky young heroes of Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons, and learns how a globe-trotting foreign correspondent and acquintance of Lenin and Trotsky came to perfect a new, more authentic kind of children's literature that featured real children doing real things in real places.

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