History Literature / SwallowsAndAmazons

29th Nov '17 8:59:54 AM SparkPlugTheTroper
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Some examples due to the different pop culture references of the day. However, others such as Titty wanting to be RobinsonCrusoe or Roger imitating the ''Cutty Sark'' are as immediately recognisable now as they were then.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Some examples due to the different pop culture references of the day. However, others such as Titty wanting to be RobinsonCrusoe Literature/RobinsonCrusoe or Roger imitating the ''Cutty Sark'' are as immediately recognisable now as they were then.
2nd Aug '17 4:58:23 AM GothicProphet
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* NoodleIncident: There are a couple of one-sentence references to the tale of ''Peter Duck'' having been created by the children and Captain Flint in the winter following the events of ''Swallows and Amazons'' while living on board an old wherry. Nothing more about the events of that winter is ever mentioned.

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There are a couple of one-sentence references to the tale of ''Peter Duck'' having been created by the children and Captain Flint in the winter following the events of ''Swallows and Amazons'' while living on board an old wherry. Nothing more about the events of that winter is ever mentioned.mentioned.
** In ''The Picts and the Martyrs'', Timothy mentions a time he and Captain Flint got into trouble with the police while in Peru. This is never mentioned again.
13th Jun '17 9:30:24 PM nombretomado
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* MoodWhiplash: At the end of ''Swallowdale'', they find a time capsule left by the Amazons' future parents and a young Uncle Jim from thirty years earlier, 1901. The whiplash comes in from the Amazons' reaction to their father's signature (it's implied he was killed in WorldWarOne).

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* MoodWhiplash: At the end of ''Swallowdale'', they find a time capsule left by the Amazons' future parents and a young Uncle Jim from thirty years earlier, 1901. The whiplash comes in from the Amazons' reaction to their father's signature (it's implied he was killed in WorldWarOne).UsefulNotes/WorldWarI).
2nd May '17 5:58:28 PM BillWoods
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* FlyingDutchman: Mentioned in ''Peter Duck'', with the titular character said to be a perfect candidate for the crew of the ship as he hates having to go into ports.

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* FlyingDutchman: Mentioned in ''Peter Duck'', with the titular eponymous character said to be a perfect candidate for the crew of the ship as he hates having to go into ports.



* GrandeDame: The Great Aunt, to the Amazon's horror.

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* GrandeDame: The Great Aunt, to the Amazon's Amazons' horror.



* ThemeNaming: The pigeons in ''Pigeon Post''. The first one was just named Creator/{{Homer}} because he was a homing pigeon, but when they got two more, they decided to run with the 'Greek poets' theme and named them Creator/{{Sophocles}} and {{Creator/Sappho}}.

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* ThemeNaming: The pigeons in ''Pigeon Post''. The first one was just named Creator/{{Homer}} because he was [[MeaningfulName a homing pigeon, pigeon]], but when they got two more, they decided to run with the 'Greek poets' theme and named them Creator/{{Sophocles}} and {{Creator/Sappho}}.



** The earlier, gentler adventures (''Swallows And Amazons'', ''Swallowdale'' etc.) have been described as' what we did on our holidays', and the later stories of high adventure (''Missee Lee'', ''Peter Duck'') as 'what we imagined we did on our holidays'. In 'Their Own Story', an early version of ''Peter Duck'', Ransome made the distinction for said book. Also, both bear the inscription "based on information provided by the Swallows and Amazons", absent from other books.

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** The earlier, gentler adventures (''Swallows And Amazons'', ''Swallowdale'' etc.) have been described as' what as 'what we did on our holidays', and the later stories of high adventure (''Missee Lee'', ''Peter Duck'') as 'what we imagined we did on our holidays'. In 'Their Own Story', an early version of ''Peter Duck'', Ransome made the distinction for said book. Also, both bear the inscription "based on information provided by the Swallows and Amazons", absent from other books.
30th Apr '17 3:49:41 AM MrWaterproof
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** In the 2016 film she's "Tatty".
6th Jan '17 1:35:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* ThemeNaming: The pigeons in ''Pigeon Post''. The first one was just named {{Homer}} because he was a homing pigeon, but when they got two more, they decided to run with the 'Greek poets' theme and named them Creator/{{Sophocles}} and {{Creator/Sappho}}.

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* ThemeNaming: The pigeons in ''Pigeon Post''. The first one was just named {{Homer}} Creator/{{Homer}} because he was a homing pigeon, but when they got two more, they decided to run with the 'Greek poets' theme and named them Creator/{{Sophocles}} and {{Creator/Sappho}}.
17th Dec '16 11:19:04 AM GothicProphet
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There have been several adaptations, including a 1963 [=TV=] series, a 1974 film and a 2016 film.
29th Aug '16 1:34:09 AM BillWoods
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** The 1974 film implied that her full name was Titania - she is seen writing in an exercise book labelled "Titania Walker" - and therefore that "Titty" was a contraction of "Titania".

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** The 1974 film implied that her full name was Titania - -- she is seen writing in an exercise book labelled "Titania Walker" - -- and therefore that "Titty" was a contraction of "Titania".



* SheCleansUpNicely: Played with in ''Swallowdale''. Nancy and Peggy get forced into dressing class-and-gender-appropriately by their fearsome [[GrandeDame Great Aunt]] and their fellow explorers are amazed by how well they look the part -- but more horrified than impressed.



* UnwillinglyGirlyTomboy: In ''Swallowdale'', Nancy and Peggy are forced into dressing class-and-gender-appropriately by their fearsome [[GrandeDame Great Aunt]]. Their fellow explorers are amazed by [[SheCleansUpNicely how well they look the part]] -- but more horrified than impressed.



** Also the point in ''Pigeon Post'' where they are exploring an old mine working and the roof collapses behind them, blocking their exit. TruthInTelevision - the Lake District fells are stiff with old mine workings and most of them are bloody lethal to go into if you don't know what you're doing; collapsing roofs - and more unexpectedly, collapsing ''floors'' - are a very real danger.

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** Also the point in ''Pigeon Post'' where they are exploring an old mine working and the roof collapses behind them, blocking their exit. TruthInTelevision - -- the Lake District fells are stiff with old mine workings and most of them are bloody lethal to go into if you don't know what you're doing; collapsing roofs - -- and more unexpectedly, collapsing ''floors'' - -- are a very real danger.
2nd Jun '16 1:31:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* ThemeNaming: The pigeons in ''Pigeon Post''. The first one was just named {{Homer}} because he was a homing pigeon, but when they got two more, they decided to run with the 'Greek poets' theme and named them {{Sophocles}} and {{Creator/Sappho}}.

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* ThemeNaming: The pigeons in ''Pigeon Post''. The first one was just named {{Homer}} because he was a homing pigeon, but when they got two more, they decided to run with the 'Greek poets' theme and named them {{Sophocles}} Creator/{{Sophocles}} and {{Creator/Sappho}}.
10th Apr '16 7:20:44 AM GothicProphet
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!!Books in the series:
* ''Swallows and Amazons'' (1930)
* ''Swallowdale'' (1931)
* ''Peter Duck'' (1932)
* ''Winter Holiday'' (1933)
* ''Coot Club'' (1934)
* ''Pigeon Post'' (1936)
* ''We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea'' (1937)
* ''Secret Water'' (1939)
* ''The Big Six'' (1940)
* ''Missee Lee'' (1941)
* ''The Picts and the Martyrs'' (1943)
* ''Great Northern?'' (1947)
* ''Coots in the North'' (unfinished)


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* ShrinkingViolet: Timothy, formerly known as [[spoiler: Squashy Hat]]. His ShrinkingViolet tendencies kick off most of the plot of ''Pigeon Post'', because he's too shy to introduce himself to Mrs. Blackett, and so the children think he's an enemy.
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