Wednesday 4th November

Julia Jones

Ghost in the Cabin; Sailing Arthur Ransome’s Peter Duck

 

 

Arthur Ransome owned many boats over the years. Peter Duck was commissioned in his later life and is a ketch with a modest sail plan, aiming for sea keeping rather than performance.   Julia Jones spent her childhood years sailing Peter Duck with her parents, who bought Ransome's boat.  It was sold but later in life she acquired it again.  After a career in publishing and as an author, Julia will tell us about her sailing and how her experiences have encouraged her to focus on her successful children’s adventure stories.