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March 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
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Arthur Ransome: His Life, Books and Legacy

Peter Willis, Sophie Neville and Julia Jones
Photos of panelists Peter Willis, Sophie Neville and Julia Jones


Harwich Connexions 1912 Centre, Cow Lane
Harwich, Essex CO12 3ER
£5 concessions (27 years and under)

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Mercury Theatre
01206 573948
Image of Sophie Neville (middle) © Sylvain Guenot

To mark the 80th anniversary of Arthur Ransome’s Secret Water, we welcome three esteemed experts to discuss Ransome’s life, books and legacy: Peter Willis, President of The Nancy Blackett Trust; Sophie Neville who played Titty Walker in the 1974 film of Swallows and Amazons; and Julia Jones, proud owner of Peter Duck, who published her latest children’s seafaring adventure book Pebble in 2018.







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Harwich Connexions 1912 Centre
Cow Lane
Harwich, Essex CO12 3ER
01255 552010

Disability Access: This venue is fully accessible by wheelchair

Hearing Loop: Essex Book Festival has a Roger Pen hearing loop system, which needs to be booked in advance. Please let us know at least three days before the event if you would like to use the Roger Pen, by emailing [email protected]