Additional Arthur Ransome and ART resources

Welcome to our additional resources page. The links below will help you:

  • Discover Ransome’s life and works through our detailed biography, timeline and bibliography;
  • Explore the Arthur Ransome Trust’s progress and policies;
  • Create Ransome’s legacy with downloadable forms;
  • Use our online and mail order shop; and
  • Access other Arthur Ransome websites.

You can also download our Swallows & Amazons App, an interactive guide to the real and imaginary places in Ransome’s life and works.

Or visit our HARK Page for our Home Activities Resource Kit, a compendium of Swallows and Amazons-themed puzzles, suggestions and challenges for children aged 6 – 160(ish).

Discover Ransome resources


pdf of our full Arthur Ransome biographyBiography


pdf of our full Arthur Ransome timelineTimeline


Bibliography, 1904 – 13

Bibliography, 1915 – 29

Bibliography, 1930 – 47

Bibliography, 1955 –

Contributions by Arthur Ransome to books

Articles by Arthur Ransome

Books about Arthur Ransome

Arthur Ransome Literary Estate

Arthur Ransome Literary Estate

Explore ART resources


Artefacts registration and deregistration

Annual reports and accounts

Peter Duck

She had never been very good at sums, and neither had Peggy, but long before the end of that voyage nobody could have found fault with their additions and subtractions and divisions.
Peter Duck

Create Ransome’s legacy resources

Links to Ransome interest organisations

The sun had set, the wind was dropping, but the Teasel was still gliding on, so smoothly, so easily, that it seemed impossible to stop.
Coot Club

The following organisations may be useful to anyone interested in enjoying or researching Arthur Ransome’s life and works:

Special Collections, Leeds University Library look after the bulk of Ransome’s personal papers and photographs.

The Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry holds a range of Ransome’s personal books, memorabilia and papers.

Fernhurst Books publish Arthur Ransome’s classic accounts of Racundra’s first and third cruises.

All Things Ransome is an online repository of Arthur Ransome-related materials.

Arthur Ransome Club of Japan is the world’s first Arthur Ransome appreciation society, founded in 1987.

The Arthur Ransome Society is a UK-based membership society with branches in Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and the United States.

The Nancy Blackett Trust is a registered charity. It preserves and sails Nancy Blackett, Ransome’s favourite yacht.

Sailing Swallow maintains the dinghy that appeared as Swallow in the 1974 movie of Swallows and Amazons.

TarBoard is an Arthur Ransome discussion forum.