Swallows and amazons is the first book in the swallows and amazons series by english author arthur ransome it was first published in 1930 with the action taking place in the summer of 1929 in the lake district the book introduces central protagonists john susan titty and roger walker swallows and their mother and baby sister bridget . These books swallows and amazons is the first in the series were written about 80 years ago and the stories are still wonderful i started reading the sa books back in the mid 1960s when i was still in grade school. Four children the swallows on holiday in the lake district sail on their own to an island and start a war with rival children the amazons in the meantime a mysterious man on a houseboat accuses them of a crime they did not commit. Critics consensus swallows and amazons honors its source material with a beautifully shot drama whose nostalgic glow is enhanced by winning performances and a timeless story. The swallows and amazons series is a series of twelve childrens books by english author arthur ransome named after the title of the first book in the series and set between the two world wars the twelve books involve adventures by groups of children almost all during the school holidays and mostly in england but including four sailing
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