Reminder: Vintage Classics Competition Ends Today!

by Nancy Blackett
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Today is the last day that you can enter our Vintage Children’s Classics Competition.  To celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the publication of “Secret Water” earlier this month the Nancy Blackett Trust teamed up with Vintage Books to give you another chance to win a bumper prize. If you like to have a final chance […]

Those Last Dates for Christmas Orders are Approaching

by Nancy Blackett
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There is now merely a week to go until the Royal Mail’s last recommended posting dates for Christmas, so now is the time to order your Christmas gifts from the Nancy Blackett Shop. This helps the Trust to raise funds that contribute towards Nancy Blackett’s ongoing upkeep and operations. Highlights this year include new books […]

Our best-seller’s back!

by Nancy Blackett
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Our best-seller this Christmas in the Nancy Blackett Shop has undoubtedly been Sophie Neville’s book “The Making of Swallows and Amazons” – based on her journal written when she played Titty in the 1974 film and lavishly illustrated with unofficial photographs. In fact, we ran out of stock and had to reorder. Then the parcel […]

A First Class Christmas from the Nancy Blackett Trust

by Nancy Blackett
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There is still time to order your Christmas gifts from the Nancy Blackett Shop! Highlights this year include new books from Sophie Neville (“The Making of Swallows and Amazons”) and Julia Jones (“The Lion of Sole Bay”), the return of the Three Boats Teatowel (featuring Nancy Blackett, Peter Duck and Ragged Robin) now on unbleached […]

Vintage Children’s Classics Competition!

by Nancy Blackett
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To celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the publication of “Secret Water” last Friday the Nancy Blackett Trust  has once again teamed up with Vintage Books  to give you another chance to win a bumper prize. You could get your hands on a full set of the Arthur Ransome Vintage Children’s Classics and a year’s free […]

Today is Secret Water’s 75th Anniversary

by Nancy Blackett
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Today is the 75th anniversary of the publication of “Secret Water”, the eighth book in Arthur Ransome’s “Swallows and Amazons” series of children’s books. The story is set in the Walton Backwaters and is the second book to feature Nancy Blackett as the Goblin, this time in a cameo role. There have been a number of […]