Swallows and Amazons paperback 1974

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The cover shows scenes from the 1974 EMI film of Swallows and Amazons. It was directed by Claude Whatham and starred Ronald Fraser as Captain Flint and Virginia McKenna as Mother.

The 1974 price was 40 pence. The title pages include the "Author's Note" claiming that the story came solely from Ransome's own childhood.

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