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Posted by Catherine Lamont on March 15, 2024 at 01:13:38 user clamont.

In Reply to: What about the All Things Ransome website? posted by Adam Quinan on March 13, 2024 at 17:22:07:

I only used it yesterday, or was it this morning.

I was thinking I'd like to make a couple of contributions, but I was intending to familiarize myself a bit better with it first. So your post is a rather timely prompt!

I am considering getting a bit more serious about my Ransome research (maybe publish something in one of the journals for Children's Literature), and just started to compile my own "Ransome Index" (a bit like the one Ted Alexander in TARS has been compiling for years) this morning. It's to remind myself of where to find things I don't use so often such as Tarboard, ATR, and individuals like Ted. Sophie Neville has been compiling a list of books making reference to Swallows and Amazons on her blog, I think. And Arthur Herbertson seems to have a large collection of Ransome artefacts. Oh, I should add the fan fiction site.

I am keen to find or help create a resource for more literary-inclined people to write articles that might reach people like librarians, primary school teachers, counsellors, particularly while they are studying at university and need to do academic research. I tried to start a "Dr Ransome's" page in my brief stint "signalling from Oz" as editor of Mixed Moss during the Covid pandemic. The idea was to list recent articles published and also any research people were planning to do with a possibility of collaborating on a project, but I could hardly find anyone to promote. I don't think TARS is really into that sort of thing. ATR may not be either!

I now have about 100 (mainly non-TARS) articles/books in my Endnote reference library that you could add to the indexes page. Ideally, I'd want to do an annotated bibliography, but that will take a bit longer.

I don't have a lot of time to spend on this just now, but just letting you know I do use your website and might be able to help out in a small way a bit later in the year.

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