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Re: All aboard for the Skylark

Posted by RRC on November 19, 2009 at 17:35

In Reply to: Re: All aboard for the Skylark posted by Jjuliette Coates on November 18, 2009 at 14:58:

: : I'm trying to discover the origin of the phrase "All aboard for the Skylark". It was used in a children's TV show when I was little (25 years ago!) but my mother knows it from a radio programme from when she was little (50-55 years ago). Can anyone help?
: Yes I can tell you it is from the book by Arthur ransome Swallows and Amazons, it was televised too.
: Juliette

Juliette,
Could you explain a bit more as I am not finding any mention of "Skylark" associated with those books. This website claims to have a complete list of every boat mentioned in all 12 books of the series:
http://www.arthur-ransome.org/Members/geraint/the-boats/the-boats-of-swallows-and-amazons