An Awfully Big Adventure

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Series about the lives and work of six great figures in children's literature, examining their most famous works and the impact they had on the genre

60 minutes

Series about the lives and work of six great figures in children's literature, examining their most famous works and the impact they had on the genre

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Series about the lives and work of six great figures in children's literature focuses on Arthur Ransome, author of Swallows and Amazons.

When Ransome wrote the first of his celebrated sailing adventures, he was better known as a war correspondent than a children's writer, and while reporting on the Russian Revolution he got to know Lenin personally and ended up marrying Trotsky's private secretary.

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s1e3 Arthur Ransome
November 19, 2008
Series about the lives and work of six great figures in children's literature focuses on Arthur Ransome, author of Swallows and Amazons. When Ransome wrote the first of his celebrated sailing adventures, he was better known as a war correspondent than a children's writer, and while reporting on the Russian Revolution he got to know Lenin personally and ended up marrying Trotsky's private secretary.
Series about the lives and work of six great figures in children's literature. This programme looks at the life of the creator of The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame. It analyses the events which shaped Grahame's life, his thwarted ambition and personal tragedy.

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s1e2 Kenneth Grahame
April 30, 2007
Series about the lives and work of six great figures in children's literature. This programme looks at the life of the creator of The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame. It analyses the events which shaped Grahame's life, his thwarted ambition and personal tragedy.
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s1e1 E Nesbit
April 23, 2007
April 23, 2007
E Nesbit
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s1e2 Kenneth Grahame
April 30, 2007
April 30, 2007
Kenneth Grahame
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s1e3 Arthur Ransome
November 19, 2008
November 19, 2008
Arthur Ransome

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