First, gifts in the form of fanfic recs: this year's yuletide
Fic Exchange saw five Swallows and Amazons fics! We Climbed the Matterhorn
Molly's POV, both backstory and future story. Past Times
Dick's POV,WWIIThe Origins of the Momentous Naval Career of R. Nathaniel Turner
Extracts of letters between Swallows Amazons, D's and Coots, WWII A Mother's Lot
Molly's POV, reflections On the Burning Deck
Nancy's POV, WWII
And the main link to the Swallows and Amazons section: here
. Several previous yuletide's works are there (ideally, all of them are moving there at some point), plus a few others. I dare say most of you know the page already, but I thought it was worth putting in.
Finally, a little ficlet I wrote recently: Comfort
. Nancy and Peggy centric, pre canon.
Now, having presented these, I humbly ask my questions. [There are good, fanficcy reasons for all of these, I assure you! :) ]
1. Is there any mention of John and/or Roger attending Dartmouth's Royal Naval College? At the time, they should have started going there at 13, but I don't think it's stated anywhere. I do remember that by Pigeon Post (where John is 13, assuming he's 12 in S&A) they're at different schools, but a) so are Susan and Titty, so it's not conclusive, and b) John's school is supposedly nearer the Lakes than Roger's, and occasionally there's skating. This doesn't really fit a school in Devon!
Someone in another comm thought there was something about it in Missee Lee, but couldn't specify further.
2. The Arthur Ransome Wiki says Dot apparently didn't go to a boarding school, but to a day one. I don't recall reading anything that would support this, possibly there's something in The Big Six?
3. Is there any mention of Boy Scouts/Girl Guides in the books? All I recall is that Missee Lee used to be a Girl Guide. Do the Swallows and Amazons give or seem to have any opinion on that, and on Guiding/Scouting as a whole? (As an interesting incidental fact, Taqui Altounyan was a Guide).
Thank you very much for any help you can give me with these! [And hopefully future ones, should any arise :)]