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Lakeland Saga

The Story of the Collingwood and Altounyan Family in Coniston and Aleppo

Jeremy Collingwood


Jeremy Collingwood brings together the lives of the English and Armenian Collingwood family in the Lake District and Syria.

As well as the Collingwood children being the inspiration behind Arthur Ransome’s ‘Swallows and Amazons’, the Collingwoods were a family of painters, historians, philosophers and archaeologists. This story of a gifted and fascinating family brings together the two different worlds of the Lake District and the Midlle East.


Sigma Leisure

Publication Date:

2012 July




Black and white photographs