Ten Shot: Swallows and Amazons


Aaron David

A fourth generation Californian, befuddled.

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  1. Avatar Murali says:

    In England, people smoke in front of their kids all the time.Report

  2. Avatar dragonfrog says:

    Oh I’m going to have to check this out! My dad read me a number of swallows and amazons stories as bedtime reading.
    Very nostalgia! Wow!

    I read one or then recently to my daughter, and noted as you did that they’re pretty awesome on gender for their time, and… probably par for the course on race for something written by a white English author in the 30s – no POC as characters, and the way POC are talked about is probably quite realistic. Hearing kids talk like that now would result in some intervention…Report

    • Avatar dragonfrog says:

      Swallows and Amazons books are 100% behind my periodic scans of sailing dinghy sales on Craigslist. Turns out your can get them for crazy cheap around here. Just need a boathouse to keep it in and the time to learn how to use it …Report

      • Avatar Aaron David says:

        Well, it isn’t behind my boat building obsession, but knowledge of them does come from it. And yes, you can often get them pretty cheap around here also. But for some reason, I want to build one…Report

        • Avatar dragonfrog says:

          I hear you. I built a synthesiser so I could play it, they discovering that I enjoy building synthesisers better than playing themReport