I put #swallowsandamazons on in the car yesterday as we drove up to the Lake District, thinking it might be up his street. He was totally and utterly enthralled and kept asking to listen to it on my phone wherever we went. We both reached giddy levels of excitement when Coniston water, where it is set, appeared out the car window. We boarded a Coniston Launch boat cruise and Robert of the Arthur Ransome Trust pointed out lots of landmarks to us, including 'Wild Cat Island' where the action takes place. Swallows and Amazons is absolutely brilliant listening, like the shipping forecast meets Enid Blyton, 3 hours driving never passed so fast. There are Swallows and Amazons cruises on Mondays and Wednesdays from Coniston. Today we have a top secret venture to another island, followed by the film premiere! So so excited!